Colorful Mason Jar Layered Cupcake Parfaits

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Today’s guest poster is Alissa from Rags To Stitches Take it away, Alissa!

Hi, My name is Alissa and I blog over at Rags to Stitches. I hope you’ll stop by and say “Hello,” I love meeting new friends. I’m so excited to be guest posting a yummy recipe here with Rachel today.  I love to bake! Cooking, not so much my forte, but there’s nothing like the smell of dessert baking in your kitchen.  The recipe I’m going to share with you is for a yummy dessert I recently made for the 4th of July get together we had, but you could created this recipe for Halloween, Christmas, or even Valentines Day.  My favorite part about this recipe…

It’s served in a mason jar!

 

Before we start:  pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees.
 Begin by mixing together a box of white cake mix with all the ingredients it calls for on the back.

 

 

 

Divide the cake mix evenly in three bowls.  I took one bowl of white cake mix and put it to the side; then I added red food coloring to the second bowl and blue food coloring to the third. I went with a 4th of July theme, but you can use this recipe for any occasion.

 

 

Mix well so that all the color blends evenly into the cake mix.

 

Grab your cupcake pans and get ready to pour. I chose to use cupcake liners to bake and then remove them later, but you can use also use a generous amount of Pam Butter Spray and put the mix directly into the cupcake pan.

 Bake your cupcakes for the allotted amount of time.
 When your timer goes off, take out your cupcakes and set them on the counter to cool. This will take a couple of hours.

 

Take all the cupcakes out of the liners and cut them in half.

 Mix up some Heavy Whipping Cream, Sugar and Vanilla extract using egg beaters in a separate bowl. You can also use whipping cream from a can, I just love how fresh whipped cream tastes.

 

 

Grab a mason jar and we’re ready to build our treat. First add 1/2 a red cupcake, then create a small layer of whipping cream.  Next, add 1/2 a white cupcake, then another small layer of whipping cream.  Finally, add 1/2 a blue cupcake. On the top, add a scoop of ice cream; I used strawberry and vanilla.  Then I completed my dessert by adding some more whip cream, a cherry, a variety of great ice cream toppings and topped it off with some syrup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you and your guests can enjoy a yummy treat all contained a pretty mason jar!! Enjoy!
My guests and my kids loved the dessert I created.  I’m sure yours will too.

 

 Happy Baking!
Color Burst Mason Jar Layered Cupcakes
 
Yummy Color Burst Layered Cupcake Parfaits in Mason Jars from Alissa at Rags to Stitches
Ingredients
  • Box of white cake mix (and ingredients called for on box to make cake mix)
  • 1 Quart Whipping Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vanilla extract
  • Food Coloring
  • Your favorite ice cream flavors
Decorations
  • Non pareils, sprinkles, sugar crystals etc...
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 325 F
The Colorful Cupcake Layers
  1. Make the cake mix according to the box directions
  2. Divide the cake mix into bowls (3 - or as many colors as you want to use)
  3. Add food coloring to each bowl that you want to make colored cupcakes with and stir and add until your desired color saturation is reached.
  4. Spray or line your cupcake tins, pour in the batter and bake - according to package directions.
  5. Once the cupcakes are done baking, allow them to cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling racks and allow to cool completely (this can take several hours)
  6. Remove the cupcakes from their liners and cut in half (so you have a top and bottom) set aside
Yummy Whip Cream Layer
  1. Using a hand mixer whip together the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar until soft and fluffy
Layering - will use the colors red, white and blue for the example layering instructions:
Grab your first mason jar and get ready!
  1. Place half a red cupcake in the bottom of the mason jar
  2. Top with a nice fluffy layer of whip cream
  3. Add half a white cupcake on top of the whip cream layer
  4. Top with another layer of whip cream
  5. Add half a blue cupcake on top of this whip cream layer
Variables
  1. If you're serving these immediately - top with ice cream and your favorite toppings and devour!
  2. If you're giving these as gifts; screw the top on the mason jar, affix a cute label with serving directions and keep refrigerated until time to deliver!

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