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Foodie Goodie | Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar.

Cupcakes in a jar are all the rave these days. They're so popular that I see them every so often on social media sites - on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Especially Instagram. And with Christmas just around the corner, these bottled desserts are ubiquitous now more than ever. They're a sure-fire hit at any party - especially with the kids, and they make great gifts and giveaways, too.

If you'd like to take a shot at making these 'mashed confections', here is a quick and easy recipe that you can follow.
Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar

1 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Unfrosted red velvet cupcakes (made from your preferred mix) 

1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
2. Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, the milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. 
3. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat until combined.
4. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes. 
5. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip or in a zip-top bag with one corner cut; set aside.
6. Cut cupcakes in half horizontally.
7. Place bottom half of cupcakes, cut side up, in half-pint canning jars. Pipe frosting on top of each.
8. Add cupcake tops, cut sides down. Pipe frosting on top of each.
9. Add lids to jars and decorate as desired.

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12 replies:

Angie B said...

cute idea, this would be great for coworker gifts

Star light said...

These look delicious! I would love to give these jars for Christmas gift to my neighbors.

Christy G said...

Yummy, I am going to have to make these. I will probably skip the jars.

Mom-Friday said...

I have not baked for sometime now, and this neat idea is very tempting to follow! I just need to find nice jars! :)

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I'm thinking of making something like this for my co-workers. I'm sure they'd like a sweet treat.

Erika Awakening said...

Thank you for these ideas. As always, I would vegan-ize the recipe. This is not hard. We simply replace butter with something like coconut oil. and eggs with applesauce or another appropriate substitute. We can use coconut cream instead of whipped dairy cream. I love red velvet :)

mail4rosey said...

I think the jar treats are so cute. This would be a great one to make and gift for the neighbors.

Animetric said...

Is red velvet cupcake mix is available in local supermarkets?

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is awesome and would make a great gift for Christmas indeed. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Czjai said...

Hi Rowena! Yes, Betty Crocker. :)

stephanickety said...

What a cute gift idea! I've always wanted to try this.

MomGlenz said...

great idea and thanks for sharing!