These Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes in a Jar are perfect for Memorial day or 4th of July cookouts.
Prep Time: 30 Mins Cook time: 22 mins
1 box Cake mix, we suggest yellow cake mix but you can use any flavor you like. 3.4 ounce Box vanilla instant pudding 3/4 cup Sour cream 3/4 cup Vegetable oil 3 large Eggs 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
STABILIZED WHIPPED CREAM 4 cups Heavy Cream 3 teaspoons Powdered gelatin 4.5 tablespoons Water 1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Preheat oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Make cupcake batter. In a large bowl combine the cake mix, instant pudding, sour cream, and vegetable oil. Mix together using the whisk attachment on low speed until the ingredients just come together.
Fill cupcake pan. Add the eggs 1 at a time, mixing after each egg until it is incorporated into the batter. Prepare a muffin pan by lining each tin with a cupcake wrapper. Scoop approximately 3 tbsp of batter into each muffin cup. Place the cupcakes in the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.
Start whipped cream. While the cupcakes cook start making the whipped cream. In a small dish combine the gelatin and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Stiff peaks. Pour the heavy cream into your mixing bowl and mix on high for 1-2 minutes. Add the confectioner's sugar and vanilla and continue mixing on high for 3-5 minutes or until the whipped cream forms soft peaks.
Put in pastry bag. After the gelatin has sat for 5 minutes place the gelatin in the microwave and cook for 5 seconds. Stir after cooking and if it isn't fully dissolved cook for another 5 seconds. Pour the gelatin into the whipped cream and continue to mix on high speed for 3-5 minutes until the whipped cream forms stiff peaks. Place whipped cream in a piping bag.
Set up 6 clean wide-mouth pint jars: Layer 1 - Whipped Cream Layer 2 - Cupcake Layer 3 - Fresh fruit, we surround our cupcakes with strawberries and blueberries for this version but you can use any fruit you like. Repeat for a second level and top with whipped cream.