Thursday, June 23, 2011

Caramel Apple Cupcakes in a Jar

  • Duncan Hines Apple Caramel Cake mix, follow directions right on the box for making cupcakes. (You can either spray your pans and bake with out liners, or remove liners later .)
  • Cinnamon Butter Cream (recipe below)

Cinnamon Buttercream

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons whipping cream (you can use milk, I just like whipping cream)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter, milk and vanilla on medium low until smooth and combined (about 1-2 min), scrapping sides of bowl as necessary.
  2. Add cinnamon, then slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time on low until combined, scrape sides of bowl.
  3. Increase speed to medium, and beat for 1 min.
  4. Add corn syrup and beat on med high for about 30 seconds, then increase speed to medium high and beat for about 1 minute.

How to Make Cupcakes in a Jar

What you need:
  • 1 pint jar
  • 3 Apple Caramel cupcakes 
  • Cinnamon Buttercream
  • start with dropping one cupcake inside the jar, then using your icing bag and tip, squeeze buttercream on top of cupcake.........repeat until you have 3 layers.  I have also used smaller jars and cut the cupcakes in half. * I sprinkled a little cinnamon and sugar on the last layer of buttercream.