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Saturday, June 6, 2009

.:Jello Cupcakes:.

We have a family party today. Josh requested my grasshopper cupcakes, which I happily made. But I also thought that I wanted to try something new out, too. I had come across these jello shot cupcakes on a blog I follow, and decided to try it out. Well, minus the rum. Us Mormons prefer our jello plain! :) I thought they might be kind of fun for all the kiddos running around, and also for those that aren't in the mood for heavy chocolate.

- 1 box white cake mix
- oil and eggs as directed on cake mix
- 1 small box of jello (I used strawberry)
- 1 c boiling water

Prepare your cake mix as directed.

Put cupcake liners in your muffin tin (or not, I just hate cleaning out muffin tins!) Fill them 1/2-2/3 full with cake batter.

Bake as directed. When they come out, poke holes in them with a fork.

Combine your jello mix with 1 c boiling water. Stir for two minutes.

Spoon it on top of your cupcakes. I did 3-4 spoonfuls per cupcake. Let them cool before frosting them.

- 2 sticks of butter
- 5 c powdered sugar

- 1 T vanilla
- 3-5 T milk

- strawberry extract to taste (optional)

Mix the ingredients together.

I added red food coloring since I was using strawberry extract. Plus it looks more fun than plain white frosting.

I don't have any fancy frosting tips or anything. I use a trusty Ziplock bag. Put your frosting in the bag, cut off the tip, and frost away.
- 4 small boxes of jello (four different flavors)
- boiling water
- cold water

- 1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk

- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin

Prepare the four boxes of jello as directed on the box. You'll need four pans. Let them cool for 3-4 hours, or overnight. (I actually did this part before anything else!) When the jello has set, cut the jello into cubes. (Mine don't look very nice. I know.) Carefully mix the jello cubes together in a 9x13 pan. In a separate bowl, add the 2 envelopes of gelatin to 1/2 c cold water. Then add 1 1/2 c boiling water. Stir until the gelatin blooms. (That means thickens, I never knew!)

Add the can of condensed milk and stir.

Pour over jello cubes. Let sit overnight.

Once the jello has set, cut it into pieces and garnish the tops of your frosted cupcakes.

Enjoy! (To see a better picture of the broken glass jello, look here. It is so much more beautiful than mine!)


  1. You have been on a baking kick!! Glad it's too hot here to bake. I would definitely be packing on the pounds with all these delicious recipes!! (oh wait, I already am!!)

  2. We've had lots of storms lately, so it hasn't been way too hot. Luckily, I am usually pretty good at not partaking of what I bake too often! I think I usually average 1 cupcake per batch! I give the rest away so I'm not tempted. :)

  3. Those are beautiful! I'll have to try it! Definitly going to try that frosting recipe...mmm mmm good!


  4. These got me way too excited. HOW FUN! A friend tried to make a cupcake out of jello the other day. It was a total disaster. But we had so much fun laughing about them, who cares? :)

    Thanks for stopping by the Cupcake Carnival! Be sure to come back for the awesome giveaways!

  5. OMGosh, these look great. Thanks for the tut.

    I found you via Cupcake Carnival and glad I did. Visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.

    I also linked up to the carnival with some of my cupcake creations if you want to check them out.


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