Mint Delight Cupcake in a Jar gift recipe

Mint Delight Cupcake In A Jar Gift Recipe

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Marsha Gardner

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@mrdick1950

I have substituted have red and half green decorating sugar to give these jars a bit more color. Use your imagination.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
20 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 c
    red decorating sugar, you may substitute light brown or regular sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dark cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 40
    chocolate-covered bite-size mint candies (junior mints)

How to Make Mint Delight Cupcake in a Jar gift recipe

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Pour 2/3 cup into a 1 quart wide-mouth jar with a tight fitting lid. Pack down well. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour mixture, 1/3 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 cup cocoa, remaining 1/2 cup flour mixture and remaining sugar; pack down well after each layer.
  2. Cut a waxed paper round and place on top of the sugar layer and add mint candies. Seal jar.

    Cover top of jar with your choosing and attach a gift tag with instructions with raffia or a ribbon.
  3. GIFT INSTRUCTIONS:
    1 jar Mint Delight Cupcake Mix
    1/2 cup butter, unsalted, melted and cooled slightly
    1 1/4 cups buttermilk at room temperature
    2 large eggs, room temperature
    1 teaspoon mint extract, divided
    1 container cream cheese frosting
    Fresh mint leaves, optional

    Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line muffin tin wit 20 cupcake liners. Remove mints candies from jar; set aside.
  4. Pour butter into a medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, 1/2 teaspoon mint extract and remaining contents of jar. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Spoon batter evenly into cupcake liners. Using a toothpick push a mint slightly into each cupcake. Reserve remaining 20 pieces of candy.
  5. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, avoid the mint candy. Cool 5 minutes and then place on a wire rack to cool.
  6. Mix remaining 1/2 teaspoon mint extract into frosting. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with mint candies and fresh mint if desired.
    Makes 20 cupcakes.

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