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Orange Cream Cupcakes in a Jar

Orange creamsicle flavor in cupcake form layered in a jar?! Take it from us - if you serve these treats at a celebration you've got a guaranteed hit on your hands.

We love the citrus bite paired with the creaminess of the whipped layers in this cupcake in a jar recipe.

  • 1 box white cake mix (18.25 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 16-ounce can of vanilla frosting
  • 8 ounce container of whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange zest
  • orange food coloring

Prepare cake batter by blending the cake mix, water, juice, oil and eggs. Spoon the batter into paper-lined cupcake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees 15-18 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes from pan and allow them to cool completely.

To make the frosting, combine the vanilla frosting with the orange zest. Tint the frosting with orange food coloring.

Remove the paper liners and cut the cupcakes in half horizontally. Press the bottom half into the glass jar. Pipe some frosting on this first layer and then place a spoonful of whipped topping on that.

Press the top half of the cupcake in the jar and frost the top.  Put the lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator.

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