Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar

Recently, I’ve been dreaming up lots of delicious and creative combinations for variations on Cupcakes in a Jar.  The first ones I made last year were Chocolate with Vanilla Frosting, then I made Red, White and Blue for the 4th of July, delicious Orange Creamsicle, and then simple Halloween Cupcakes in a Jar.   But when it came down to it and I had some time to make some this week,  what did I make… chocolate!  Not super creative or original, but oh so delicious!  Sorry, but given the choice I’ll always choose chocolate… and if you can add the word “double” in there (as in “double chocolate”), then I’m really all in!  So that’s what I have for you today, Double Chocolate Cupcakes in a jar.

I used my favorite Chocolate Cupcake Recipe and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

Of course these could be made with any combination of box mixes, or recipes.

How to make Cupcakes in a Jar ~

Bake cupcakes as directed by the recipe, using paper liners.  Cool cupcakes, remove paper liners, and slice cupcakes in half (horizontally).

Prepare frosting as directed.  For easy (and pretty) assembly, fill a large piping bag with frosting (or a large ziplock bag, with the end cut off).

Layer cupcake halves and frosting in 8 oz jars (I usually buy mine at Wal-Mart, also available on-line at The Jar Store).  Each jar will have 3 cupcake halves (or 1 1/2 cupcakes).

Serve open, or top with the lid for travel or gift giving.  Store, covered with lids, in the refrigerator up to 3 days (maybe longer, but I can never seem to wait!).  Best when eaten at room temperature.

In my mind, Double Chocolate Cupcakes could be considered medicinal, under certain circumstances… so feel free to save a few toward the back of your fridge to use “as needed”, or share with a friend in need  =)

I’m also excited to add that my cupcakes in a jar are featured in this weeks Women’s World Magazine!  Below is a peek of the magazine and the (full page!) article featuring my photos and recipe suggestions.  The issue is on stands now, and is marked as the May 28th edition.  And yes, I know that magazine covers often share quite conflicting headings.   I’m not sure these cupcakes will help you get “slim” even while drinking tea… but you could try to enjoy them while running in place!

Happy Baking!

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62 Responses to “Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar”

  1. #
    manu — May 18, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Wow these are so cute!!!
    Have a nice day

  2. #
    tinajo — May 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

    That looks so cute! :-)

  3. #
    dapurCikWan — May 18, 2012 at 5:49 am

    perfect! 😉

  4. #
    Nechy — May 18, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Me encanta!!!
    Un besete!!

  5. #
    Cindy~Cookie Cheers — May 18, 2012 at 6:09 am

    WooHoo! Congratulations Glory!!!
    Beautiful cupcakes too.
    I'm off to get the magazine!

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    sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more — May 18, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I have loved your cupcakes in a jar since the first time you posted them, I have made them a few times too. How exciting to be in a magazine! Congratulations!

  7. #
    Robyn — May 18, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Looking delicious AND adorable! Congrats on the magazine, how exciting! Plus the spread looks awesome!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 18, 2012 at 6:29 am

    This looks so tasty! I love this idea!

  9. #
    JulieD — May 18, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I absolutely love this, Glory!! So cute!!! This is a must for the next party I throw. Congrats for being included/mentioned in Woman's World!! Very exciting!!!

  10. #
    Christina — May 18, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Oh my, these look so good. I can't wait to try them. I love chocolate!

    Congrats on the magazine write-up will have to look for it.

  11. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — May 18, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Congrats on making it into the magazine!!

    What a great idea! They look delicious!

  12. #
    Daria K — May 18, 2012 at 7:30 am

    That's a great idea!

  13. #
    Dotty — May 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

    How cool is that? Congrats on the mag feature!

  14. #
    SnuggleBunnie — May 18, 2012 at 8:13 am

    wow that is so cool. So going to try. adding this to my to do list

  15. #
    Joy Adams — May 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations on the Woman's World Magazine showcase. I have been needing a chocolate fix lately and so these cupcakes in a jar look perfect.

  16. #
    Cake Fixation — May 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Glory, you've done it again! You are an inspiration to us all. :) Congrats on the magazine!

  17. #
    Lina — May 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

    So pretty! & I'm sure super tasty :) What decorating tip did you use?

  18. #
    Karen — May 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Congratulations! Your photos are beautiful and it's such a great idea.

  19. #
    Brant Cookies — May 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Congratulations on being in the magazine, that's awesome. I could use one of those bad day b gone chocolate jars right about now! Looks delicious!

  20. #
    cookies and cups — May 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Such fun Glory! I love the cute notes on the jars. I am having one of those days today!

  21. #
    Me And My Sweets — May 18, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Oooohh, supercute and perfect as a gift:-)

  22. #
    Sue — May 18, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I must say, you can't go wrong with chocolate! They look amazing. Congrats, again, on the magazine article…with your photo, and a whole page~WOW!!!

  23. #
    MarlaQuack — May 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Congratulations on being published!

  24. #
    Di from Life is Di-licious — May 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Congratulations Glory on the magazine feature. It's wonderful acknowledgement of your skills as both a cakeologist and communicator.

    I've been drooling over your cupcakes in a jar for some time now and am now motivated enough to work out how do I find myself some 8oz jars here in Australia.

    Hurray for cake (&chocolate;)!

  25. #
    Cherry's Prairie Primitives — May 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Super cute and sounds delicious!!

  26. #
    Tesei — May 19, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Congratulations on that wonderful article!!!!

  27. #
    Julye — May 20, 2012 at 1:54 am

    they look so cute – and delicious 😉

  28. #
    Jackie — May 20, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Super Congrats Glory!!!! Great job!!!!

  29. #
    Tracy {Pale Yellow} — May 20, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Beautiful cupcakes! Congratulations on the magazine article!

  30. #
    Pam K — May 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    They are beautiful and I can't wait to try them. A big congrats to you for being featured in Woman's World; I can't wait to pick up the latest issue!!

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    Susie — May 21, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Very cool, and perfect for what ails ya! Women's World is huge…all those women wanting to read the latest diet breakthrough, and then, well, start it on Monday, until then, cupcakes in a jar! YUM!

  32. #
    Anonymous — May 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    ok…these look awesome…but how do you eat them?

  33. #
    Mary C. Nasser — May 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Yummy! And congratulations on your recent publications!!
    I found your blog through your article in Artful Blogging magazine…and my 6-year old niece LOVED your photos, too. She was sooo happy when I told her I could find the recipes for her. :)
    Many thanks for your inspiring and encouraging article,

  34. #
    triciaz — May 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Wow, Glory……you're a superstar!!!! Congratulations to you, my famous friend :0) The cupcakes look yummy!!!

  35. #
    justJENN — May 26, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Congrats on the mag, Glory!!

  36. #
    Zoe Sotet Art Studio — May 27, 2012 at 1:24 am

    They are so cute! I guess you would need to eat them with a fork?

  37. #
    Anonymous — May 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats on the magazine Glory! You always have wonderful packaging/baking ideas! :)


  38. #
    Laura — May 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Looks so delicious and beautiful! Congratulations on the magazine!

  39. #
    Audrey — May 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Congratulations! It is well deserved!

  40. #
    Stella B's Kitchen — June 9, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Congrats! That's so cool:) I'm a new follower. Come say hello sometime at
    Stella B's Kitchen

  41. #
    Jo — July 9, 2012 at 4:44 am

    I am trying to find your chocolate cream cheese frosting recipe, but all the links that I find for it link back to the home page for your blog, and I can’t locate the recipe! Can you help me please?

  42. #
    Linda — July 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Just wondering…when you make these, are you using the wide-mouth jars? I love your blog and recipes!

    • Glory replied: — July 12th, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

      These are 1/2 pint jars with the standard size mouth (not wide-mouth).

      • Glory replied: — July 12th, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

        And thanks! =)

  43. #
    Maria — August 10, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Hi there.

    Just loving your entries here. I will try them in the very near future.

    Just want to ask what size and height are the jars you are using? I’m in the Uk and having difficulty finding the jars here. If I have the exact size, I maybe could find the nearest size they have here.

    Thank you and keep posting for some more very interesting foods/crafts you have in mind.

    • Glory replied: — August 23rd, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

      Hi Maria, I am using 8 ounce (1/2 pint). Just look for a jar that is similar size to the cupcakes you are baking.

  44. #
    LaurenM — September 15, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I am so excited to see this! My husband’s cousin who lives halfway across the country just finished telling me she wished I could send her some cupcakes. Now, I can! This really is such a clever idea!

  45. #
    anna — September 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    What a great idea!! So unique…Can’t wait to make them for the Holidays :)

  46. #
    Cynthia — November 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

    So in love!! Really! I am dying here! Your site is just beautiful! I have added a link to this post on my bog! :)

  47. #
    thechocolatehog — December 12, 2012 at 9:54 am

    what a fantastic idea! the look delicious.

  48. #
    Michelle — January 4, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Thank you for once again coming to the rescue. My daughter and I failed to communicate once again! She said she wanted “butterfly” cupcakes. I envisioned cupcakes with pudding and wings made out of the cupcake. She envisioned sparkly butterflies and flowers. We came to this understanding at 7:30 the day before she wants her cupcakes for her entire classroom!!!! I showed her these cupcakes and asked if it would be ok to change the jar to the plastic “crystal” cups (no glass jars for 25 4th graders!). She is now over the moon. Thank you once again!!

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    Tiffany — December 2, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Will these stay fresh if sent overseas


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