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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Make Rainbow Cupcakes baked in a Mason Jars

Wouldn't it be fun to serve cupcakes from all the colors of the Rainbow for a fun St Patrick's Day dessert?   Just have a fun dessert recipe to celebrate leprechaun fun for the day when we are all Irish?   

I have always had so much fun with St. Patricks Day, from giving my son green milk to sticking clovers in my girl's hair, so I don't want to pass a chance to have some fun even if all the kids are grown.  


It doesn't take long to make these fun cupcakes, we used a white cake mix and divided the batter between 5 different bowls.   Each bowl of batter was colored a different color of the rainbow using regular food coloring.  A spoon full of colored batter in each pint mason jar and baked in a water bath.    

But these Rainbow Cupcakes really take the cake. (pun intended!)
This was a very fun project and I am very happy with these babies and am loving all the bright bold colors!  
 I do believe there is gold at the end of the rainbow!   

Rainbow Cupcakes in a Mason Jar

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • food coloring
  • white frosting (whipped)
  • 6 half pint mason jars (jelly jars)
1. Spray the inside of the jars with a spray oil such as Pam and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions.
3. Divide the batter evenly into 5 separate bowls. (about 1/2 cup of batter in each bowl).
4. Add different food color to each of the bowls and mix well to achieve bright bold colors.
3. Carefully drop blobs of the different colored batter into your prepared jars filling about half way.
4. Place jars in a 9 X 13 pan and fill with about 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water.
5. Bake for 45-50 minutes until done.
6. Remove from oven and water bath and let cool.
7. Once the cupcakes are cool, frost the tops and decorate with St. Paddy's Day decorations or green sprinkles.
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  1. These are so cute. Thanks for sharing at this weeks party.
    Debi and Charly

  2. Such a great idea for St. Patricks Day! =)

  3. Well that's getting pinned - how cute!!!
    The leprochaun poo made me laugh - I used to crush oreo cookies and scatter it on the snow and tell the kids Christmas morning it was reindeer poo LMHO !!!!!!! ( just in case they had doubts about Santa )

  4. I've always wanted to try to bake cupcakes in a jar. My 10yr. dd would get a kick out of this. Would love for you to linkup for the Let's Get Real Blog Hop on Thur. 27th at 5PM EST. Pinning this to my St. Patrick's Day board.

  5. These are adorable. Great idea. Thanks Evelyn

  6. These are so pretty. I enjoyed looking through many of your recipes! I'm visiting from #BB100 and enjoyed looking around your site.

  7. So cute Evelyn - just checking out what everyone made for Jamie - pinning!

  8. I love this idea...they are adorable.
    I didn't know about your linky party for cupcakes...
    Is it ok to use an older post to link here...??
    Here from Miz Helens.

  9. Hi Evelyn,
    My name is Dawn. I came across your blog on the Grab a Friend Blog hop. I'm now following your blog! I just love your recipes and ideas...I especially love these rainbow cupcakes in a mason jar! I hope they are easy to cute! I have a blog "A Place for Pictures and Memories" and I would love for you to stop by and take a look, anytime.
    Nice to meet you here :)

  10. I love the idea. They are so pretty. My kids would get a kick out of them. visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

  11. This is a terrific idea. The kids will love this and I can see this for a baby shower, how fun would that be! Thanks Evelyn for sharing. Pinning/sharing.

  12. These are just the cutest cupcakes ever! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. These would be so very much fun for my granddaughter. Thanks for the clever idea - I would never have thought of making them in a mason jar.

  14. These are too cute, and so festive! Stopping by to pin this and let you know I featured it on my blog today!

  15. Aww these are great, my kids would love them :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week, your one of my features this week at the hop :)

  16. These are so fun!! And I love that the mason jars show off the cupcakes so well!! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinning.

  17. How fantastic that you've put these in a mason jar! I love it! I just created a St Patrick's Day board just to put great recipes and inspiration like this on it :) Thank you for linking up to our Lovely Ladies link party, I've included your mason jar cupcakes in a fabulous round-up on my blog if you'd like to check it out
    Happy St Patrick's Day!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))