Banana cupcakes in a jar

I love anything in a jar, or glass. Something about receiving a gift in a cool jar is fun.

Start off by making 24 cupcakes using our very own recipe by Chad - Chad’s best ‘nanner bread

I may be biased but hands down this is the best ‘nanner bread ever. (Its a sweet version). Using that recipe, and in 24 cupcake liners- bake for 13 minutes.

YUM!! They are good plain just like that!!

I then got one of my favorite canning jars. (Found here on amazon -Jarden Home Brands 4Pk 16Oz Platinum Jars 1440061180 Canning Jars)

They are 1 pint wide mouth ball jars. I use them for so many projects. I keep a good stash on hand always.

Peel off ‘yer liners…

Bottom of the jar I wanted to fit 2 cupcakes. 1 whole one, and then I split a 2nd in 1/2 to fit.

Looks like a nice heart. :)  I gave this gift to a friend today. She had surgery before I even got home she was texting me how wonderful it tasted. Makes a perfect gift to give.

Pipe in a generous amount of cream cheese frosting. I used the cream cheese frosting recipe I recently posted for my blueberry cupcakes. – RECIPE HERE

Oh my heavens.. I LOVEEEEEE cream cheese frosting

Add on a 2nd cupcake

And smoosh the tar out of it. :) (why?? because I need room for more frosting of course)

One more layer of amazing frosting…

Look at all that yumminess!!!

Now to make it look even prettier for gift giving

Tie on some fun ribbon…

Add on a cute fork- because they are NOT going to wait to even look for a fork before they stick their finger in to taste this creation.

Screw on the lid and deliver it to your favorite friend as I did (or save it for yourself and indulge) You deserve one too! (I made 2.. one for her and one for me)


17 Responses to Banana cupcakes in a jar
  1. Tiffany
    May 18, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    This is so cute! I wish I would’ve thought of this for my wedding party! Can’t wait to make them!

  2. Traci
    May 18, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    So super cute…I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Michelle
    May 19, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    The layers make it look so yummy! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

  4. Allison @ Alli 'n Son
    May 20, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    What a great idea! Love the cream cheese frosting.

    I’d like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there!

  5. Jamie
    May 21, 2011 | 9:31 pm

    oh my goodness! those look A-mazing!! (& i’m sure they taste great too!)

  6. emily
    May 24, 2011 | 5:56 am

    Looks delicious! COme link up to my food only party!

  7. Stephanie Hillberry
    May 25, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Ahem…here I am again, drawn by the cupcake photos. You have a gift. Either that or I am REALLY craving cupcakes. Let’s just say it’s both.

    Stephanie from Deviantly Domesticated

  8. Julie {CalleLillyCafe}
    May 29, 2011 | 2:44 am

    OMG! I love this! I’ve seen so many cupcake in a jar recipes but this looks & sounds yummee! Perfect for teacher’s last day! Thx for sharing! Now to find some tiny jars real quick! {I found you via I Heart Nap Time blog linky party!}

  9. Christina
    May 29, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Hi Chad & Mary Beth~

    Your cupcake in a jar idea is so funny & yummy!! I am so glad I found your blog & happy to be a new follower. I have featured you as my New Neighbors on the Blog, please drop by & see…


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  10. Christina
    May 29, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    I got so excited adding you as my New Neighbors on the Blog, that I forgot to extend an invitation for you to join my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. Please link up any & all of your creative ideas. No rules, just a great place to link up & share lots of great inspiration. :)


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  11. emily
    May 30, 2011 | 8:07 am

    I’m featuring you as a favorite this week.

  12. Fun Cupcake Ideas
    May 30, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    What a great way to have a take anywhere cupcake fix. A wonderfully unique idea on a favorite treat of ours.

  13. Stephanie Lynn
    June 6, 2011 | 11:25 am

    Hi MB & Chad, These jars look decadent. Adorable idea! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party – I greatly appreciate it. I am a little behind commenting – but I have featured this last week. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead ~ Stephanie Lynn

  14. Janelle
    June 6, 2011 | 6:44 pm

    What a great idea! This will come in handy for quick thank yous! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Kristin
    June 25, 2011 | 11:34 am

    These look real good! Have to give them a try! Stopping by from {WhipperBerry}.

  16. Katy
    June 25, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Goodness! This is the cutest thing ever! So simple, yet it shows that you care for the person.. Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Shannon
    July 12, 2011 | 9:24 pm

    Do you think it could work to bake the cupcakes directly in the glass jars? I’ve seen a recipe for baking in clay pots so I’m curious???

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