Friday, July 2, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar for the 4th

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Happy Fourth everyone! We are spending the weekend with family- it's going to be crazy and fun. We had a BBQ last night with my family and I made these Red Velvet Cupcakes for dessert. I saw these Cupcakes in a Jar a few months ago and couldn't wait to try them out. We had to laugh because the women saw right away that they were cupcakes, just the trifle version. As for my Dad, I asked him if he wanted a regular cupcake or one of these, and he picked this, saying, "I don't want a cupcake, yuck." So we thought we could trick him into eating one of these if we didn't tell him what it was (you do that too, right?) It worked for a minute until he realized it was still a cupcake! These were really cute, though, and simple to make. Just bake a cupcake without a liner and cut it in half after it cools. Layer up cupcakes, frosting, and topping until you like it.

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Because my tall man can't have chocolate, I made a "Lemon Velvet" cupcake. I know it's not at all true to form but it tasted great. Basically, I made my regular doctored cake mix red velvet style, but I used a lemon cake instead. I topped them with blueberries for color and because lemon blueberry is one of my favorite combos. A light, lemony cream cheese frosting on top sealed the deal. Give these a try next time you want to serve cake. Even if the guys didn't care, the presentation really went well with the women! Happy fourth of July- be safe and enjoy it!

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Quick Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe
My Favorite Frosting Recipe

19 comments:

Jen said...

oh how cute are these!

Melinda said...

These are so cute! They're like mini trifles in a stylishly rustic, yet simple container. Love it!

Petie said...

I was looking for a pic of a red kitchen aid and clicked on one and it was in your blog. Lucky me. I have since added you to my favorite cooking blogs. Looking forward to reading more. Happy
4th.

Casual Cuisine said...

This is adorable! I love your blog-your recipes always look delicious and you have great presentation. I put a link to this recipe on my cooking blog as well!

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I love this idea! I am so going to do this one.

a said...

I LOVE, love, LOVE these cupcakes in a jar!!! These are too cute! I need to make these!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

I LOVE, love, LOVE these cupcakes in a jar!!! These are too cute! I need to make these!

Queen B. said...

Oh heavens to betsy......
sooooo ** CutE !! **
THOSE SHOULD BE ON THE COVER OF A MAGAZINE !

Jessica said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time. I love to play tricks on people like that!

Love these cupcakes in a jar. I've never seen them but they look easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing with us.

jessyburke88@gmail.com

Auburn said...

so cute! love that!

Rachel said...

ok this is just about the cutest thing i've ever seen!

Kristi said...

I can't get over this cuteness.

quens said...

I've never seen them but they look easy and delicious

Meg said...

Way cute!

amandabutler. said...

These are sooo cute, I want to try this!

Avril Miller said...

Happiness in a jar! Absolutely adorable. :-)

AmandaRose said...

So cute! i think I am going to make some similar ones for birthday gifts! Cute and sweet!

Leslie said...

This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen!!! I want to try these out...Love em!

Francis said...

I tried these out yesterday and they were simply delicious. Loved them. oh it will also be nice if maybe you could post some videos of some of your recipes. I got some interesting videos on strawberry recipes from http://strawberryinfo.blogspot.com/