Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

By February 28, 2017April 15th, 2019Cupcakes, Holidays, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

We are kicking off our St. Patrick’s Day fun with these easy Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar! Ombre…graduated colors…are all the rage now! I think they look simply beautiful in a layered cake, but we are keeping it easy today and stacking the green cupcake layers in a small jar with Marshmallow Frosting. Then topping them off with a few sprinkles, wrapping with green twine and a fun FREE St. Patrick’s Day printable!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes - layers of Green Cake and Marshmallow Frosting make these fun Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar! Simple and easy to make! FREE Printable included! Pin to your St. Patrick's Day Board!

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Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar

Serve these at a party, as a special treat for the kiddos or add a lid and give them as a gift, whatever you decide…they are sure to be a hit!

Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar Supplies

Ombre Cupcakes in Jar

After the cakes are baked (recipe below), layer them in the jars alternating with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting, add a few sprinkles on top for color.

Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar

Then tie the jar with green Baker’s Twine or you could use ribbon.

Free St. Patrick's Day Printables

Now it’s time to add the St. Patrick’s Day Printables! Head on over and grab your FREE Printables!

Cupcakes in a Jar

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Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar

Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A fun presentation for cupcakes. Recipe from


  • 1 white cake mix
  • 4 eggs, room temperature is best
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup then fill with milk, let set a few minutes}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • Wilton Kelly Green Coloring
  • Frosting - your favorite or Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 3 square 8x8 baking pans with cooking spray
  2. Combine cake mix with eggs, oil and buttermilk
  3. Divide into 3 separate bowls, mine was a little more than 1 cup in each bowl
  4. Color each of the cake batters a different shade of Kelly Green {or your favorite color}
  5. Spread each color evenly in an 8x8 baking pan
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  7. Cool completely
  8. Use the jar as a cookie cutter, and cut circles of cake
  9. Layer in jar alternating with frosting
  10. Add sprinkles for color
  11. Tie with twine, add a spoon and a printable {optional}


Total time includes layering the jars and decorating them.
You could use these same method with any color, especially for a birthday party.
The size of the jar will depend on how many you get out of this recipe. I got 6 jars.

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