I’ve been a bit obsessed with cupcakes in a jar recently (first I did chocolate cupcakes in a jar and then 4th of July cupcakes in a jar ), and I thought it would be a delicious summer treat to take Vanilla-Orange cupcakes, layer them with orange cream cheese frosting and marshmallow fluff and…
Voila! Orange Dreamsicle cupcakes in a jar!
How to Make Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes in a Jar
Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes in a Jar
- 1 box vanilla cake mix Prepare as directed - but substitute 1/4 cup of the water for 1/4 cup orange juice and also add, 1 teaspoon orange extract and 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
- 1 drop orange food coloring optional
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter 1 stick (either unsalted or salted)
- 8 oz cream cheese 1 block
- 1/4 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice or heavy cream
- 8 oz marshmallow cream or Fluff, 1 jar
- 1/2 pint canning jars
- Beat butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Add salt (as needed), powdered sugar (one cup at a time), extracts, orange zest and juice or cream. Continue to beat 1-2 additional minute’s until fully combined, and nice and fluffy.
- In warm weather, place frosting in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm up before piping.
- Cut cooled cupcakes in half (horizontally)
- Fill large 2 large piping bags (or even large ziplock bags), one with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting, one with Marshmallow Fluff.
- Put one cupcake half in the bottom of a jar.
- Pipe a layer of Orange Cream Cheese Frosting.
- Add another cupcake half.
- Pipe on a layer of Marshmallow Fluff.
- Add another cupcake half.
- Top with a swirl of Orange Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkles (if desired).
- Enjoy immediately, or cover jars and keep in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
Are you tired of cupcakes in a jar yet? I hope not! I have a few more I’m still dreaming on! Of course any of the cupcakes in a jar can be easily adapted as a ‘regular’ cupcake, or even a cake.
Cindy Curry says
How many jars does this receipe fill?
Thanks a ton Glory! I guessed it right!
I am more interested in food photography n impressed with all your pics. could you pls share some tips on email@example.com pls?
Looks awesome n yummy! could you pls share the tips on taking this photo? How do you get that background pls?
The background here is just a piece of scrapbooking paper. To make it show up in both the background and below the cupcakes, I just curved it up against a larger piece of foam board, so there is no “seam” where the bottom and background meet.
So good !!! 🙂 😀 Will try them.
I was so excited to make these but when I served them the next day they were so soggy!! Do you always serve yours right away?
Glory/ Glorious Treats says
@Christine- Sorry, Cookies and Cups is having some issues this week with her server. Give it a few days and check back, I'm sure you'll be able to find it! =)
I just clicked on the link for the recipe and I didn't get the recipe. I love the looks of these and I am sure they taste delicious.
I made these yesterday. Although they didnt come out as pretty as yours they are still SOOOOOO yummy!
Jenna @ The Undercover Cook says
What a clever presentation idea! Love it! Will have to give this a try for my next get-together.