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Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

These Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar are delicious and easy to make! Vanilla cupcakes are cut into slices and then placed into glass jars. Each layer of the cupcake is topped with yummy purple buttercream frosting and then topped with a Frankenstein pop made out of Rice Krispies.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

This Frankenstein Cupcake in a Jar is perfect for any Halloween party or making as a fun treat for your family. 

These Frankenstein-inspired cupcakes might look complicated but I assure you they are easy!

Simply make the cupcakes and cut them into slices and layer them with frosting, then dip the Rice Krispy treat in green melted candy melts and decorate with some candy eyes and melted black candy melts. 

In less than two hours, you’ll have yummy cupcakes with Frankenstein pops ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR TUTORIAL

Green vanilla cupcakes are covered in purple buttercream frosting and topped with a Frankenstein pop for a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

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FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR INGREDIENTS

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial ingredients

This fun and easy Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious snack your family will love.

All you need is:

  • white or vanilla cake mix 
  • some eggs 
  • vanilla extract 
  • neon green and electric purple gel food color 
  • butter 
  • powdered sugar 
  • vanilla extract
  • Krispy Treats
  • green and black candy melts
  • coconut or vegetable oil 
  • candy eyeballs
  • a few popsicle sticks 

FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Make the cupcakes according to the package instructions.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Add 2 drops of green gel food coloring (I used neon green but any green works). Separate evenly into cupcake tins.

Bake for 15-18 mins, remove from oven and allow to cool.

While the cupcakes are cooling make the frosting.

Beat butter on medium speed in a stand mixer or with a handheld until fluffy.

Gradually beat in the powdered sugar.

Add the vanilla and milk and beat until incorporated, about 2 mins.

Tint buttercream icing purple (I used 2 drops of electric purple, violet can also be used). Beat for 5 mins on high to make it super silky.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Add buttercream to a piping bag (or Ziplock bag) fitted with a 1M or 2D piping tip. 

To make the Frankenstein pops, melt the green candy melts and add in 1-2 tsp of coconut oil (you can also use vegetable oil).

Melt the candy melts in 30-second increments at a time in the microwave until melted, do not overheat it, as it will burn.

Mix it well, adding 1 tsp of oil at a time to make it smooth.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Once melted (should take no longer than 60-90 secs) dip the Rice Krispy treat face down into the chocolate.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Add candy eyeballs immediately.

Once all are completed set them to the side and repeat the melting process with black candy melts.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Add the melted black candy to a piping bag or Ziplock bag and snip a small hole in the tip.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Making small up and down movements while squeezing the black candy, create the hair.

Once the hair is created, give the face eyebrows, a mouth, and a little zigzag scar at the bottom right corner.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Allow the Frankenstein pops to set for 10 mins or until completely dry. Insert the popsicle sticks to the bottom then set them aside. 

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

To assemble the Frankenstein cupcakes in a jar, remove the cupcakes from their liners and slice them in half crosswise.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Place one half in the jar upside down.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Squeeze a circle of frosting around the top, applying even pressure the entire time.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Add the other half of the cupcake on top and repeat with frosting.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Slice another cupcake in half and add a third layer to the jar, top with frosting and sprinkles.

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Once all of the jars are filled, add the Frankenstein Rice Krispy pops to the center of the jars to complete the project.

In less than two hours, you’ll have a fun Frankenstein-themed cupcake that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a cupcake in a jar before, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR?

This Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 30 minutes to make the cupcakes
  • Around 15 minutes to make the frosting
  • 25 minutes to make the Frankenstein pops
  • 10 minutes to assemble

HOW DO I STORE FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES?

You can store Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 days or in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

CAN I USE CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX INSTEAD OF VANILLA CAKE MIX?

Yes, you can use a chocolate cake mix instead of vanilla cake mix to make this recipe.

Both cake mixes will taste great with the buttercream frosting and Frankenstein pops. 

CAN I MAKE FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Frankenstein Cupcakes the day before serving.

Simply keep the Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR?

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar go well with a wide variety of Halloween snacks. These recipes would be great to serve together at a party.

Some of my personal favorites include:

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

CAN I USE HOMEMADE CAKE MIX INSTEAD OF STORE-BOUGHT CAKE MIX?

Yes, you can use homemade cake mix in this recipe instead of store-bought cake mix.

The steps will be pretty much the same.

Using store-bought cake mix saves a ton of time. If you have an amazing homemade cake recipe use it.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THESE FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR RECIPE?

This fun Frankenstein Cupcakes recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding some glittery black sprinkles to Frankenstein’s hair for a fun added touch. YUM!

Frankenstein Cupcakes

FRANKENSTEIN CUPCAKES IN A JAR RECIPE

Yield: 16 Jars

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar Tutorial

These Frankenstein Cupcakes in a Jar are delicious and easy to make! Vanilla cupcakes are cut into slices and then placed into glass jars. Each layer of the cupcake is topped with yummy purple buttercream frosting and then topped with a Frankenstein pop made out of Rice Krispies.

Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 1 (15.25oz) white or vanilla cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 drops neon green gel food color
  • 2 cups vanilla buttercream
  • Frosting:
  • 2 cups butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 drop electric purple or violet food color
  • Frankenstein Pops:
  • 16 rice Krispy Treats
  • ¼ cup green candy melts
  • ¼ cup black candy melts
  • 1-2 tsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 32 Small Candy Eyeballs
  • 16 Popscicle Sticks

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Make cupcakes to package instructions.
Add 2 drops of green gel food coloring (I used neon green but any green works)
Separate evenly into cupcake tins
Bake for 15-18 mins, remove from oven and allow to cool


Frosting:

Beat butter on medium speed in a stand mixer or with a handheld until fluffy
Gradually beat in the powdered sugar
Add the vanilla and milk and beat until incorporated, about 2 mins
Tint buttercream icing purple (I used 2 drops electric purple, Violet can also be used)
Beat for 5 mins on high to make it super silky
Add buttercream to a piping bag (or Ziplock bag) fitted with a 1M or 2D piping tip


Franken pops:

Melt the green candy melts and add in 1-2 tsp of coconut oil (you can also use vegetable oil)
Melt on 30-second increments at a time until melted, do not overheat it, as it will burn.
Mix it well, adding 1 tsp of oil at a time to make it smooth.
Once melted (should take no longer than 60-90 secs) dip the rice krispy treat face down into the chocolate.
Add candy eyeballs immediately
Once all are completed set them to side and repeat the melting process with black candy melts
Add the melted black candy to a piping bag or Ziplock bag and snip a small hole in the tip
Making small up and down movements while squeezing the black candy, create the hair.
Once the hair is created, give the face eyebrows, a mouth and a little zigzag scar at the bottom right corner.
Allow to set for 10 mins or until completely dry.
Add the popsicle sticks to the bottom then set aside.


Assembly:
Remove the cupcakes from their liners and slice them in half crosswise.
Place one half in the jar upside down
Squeeze a circle of frosting around the top, applying even pressure the entire time.
Add the other half of the cupcake on top and repeat with frosting.
Slice another cupcake in half and add a third layer to the jar, top with frosting and sprinkle
Once all of the jars are filled, add the Frankenstein rice krispy pops to the center of the jars to complete the project.

Notes

If working with kids add the popsicle sticks to the rice krispy treats before decorating, but make sure your bowl is large enough to dip the rice krispy treat.

It is strongly recommended to use piping bags to have more control over the design, but ziplock bags will work.


Sprinkles can be added at each layer if you would like.


Each jar should have 3 sections of cake and 3 sections of frosting

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 710Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 521mgCarbohydrates: 96gFiber: 0gSugar: 65gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

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