Mason Jar Desserts

How to Make Cupcakes in a Jar

Cupcakes in a Jar


Cupcakes in a Jar are the cutest way to give cupcakes, especially if you are mailing them. You can make any kind of cupcake, filling, or frosting you want in small pint sized mason jars.

Cupcake in a Jar

I like to use the smallĀ 4 oz Ball jars for a single serving. If you want to use the larger 8 oz jars, you will need one and a half cupcakes and 3 layers of frosting or filling.

Chocolate Cupcakes

You start with baking the cupcake as you would normally in whatever type of cupcake liners you prefer. I used foil ones here. Make sure your cupcakes don’t over flow the liner and make an outside lip to the top. This won’t fit in your jar (4 oz or 8 oz).

Cupcakes in mason jar

Then slice the cupcake in half horizontally. Place the bottom part of the cupcake in the jar. Then pipe frosting or filling to make a 1/4 inch layer. I used a flavored whipped cream filling in these.

Then, place the cupcake top in the jar and top with frosting. I used a buttercream frosting and I sprinkled with chocolate sprinkles.

Cupcakes in a Jar