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Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes

Peanut butter filled cupcakes in a jar are amazing!! Like a copycat Wicked Good cupcakes recipe, they are ooey and gooey topped with chocolate gelato. A little jar full of heaven I tell you. How to Bake Cake in a Jar is fun and will be the talk of your party.

cupcakes in a jar

My girls and I love baking and I definitely passed along my love for desserts to them. We thought we’d make something peanut butter filled cupcakes in a jar today and they were amazing! This is a sponsored post for HemisFares brand. (affiliate links present)

Chocolate Cupcakes in a Jar

Can you taste them already? It’s one of our favorite quick and easy desserts on our site. Totally ooey and gooey inside topped with creamy chocolate smoothness on top, they’re Heaven I tell you.

Yes you could make the base homemade but we just made it as a boxed cake mix recipe. Then bake in the oven, add ice cream on top and enjoy while they’re still warm.

 peanut butter filled cupcakes in a jar

Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes in a Jar

If you have only made cupcakes in a muffin pan you MUST try them this way! I love easy. Instead of adding in the list of ingredients on the side of the cake box, I just added a can of soda to the mix!! Believe me, they turn out amazing.

  • Small mason jars are a fun container to use too. Besides cute, they are reusable. We love that. You don’t need to fill them with peanut butter but oh my goodness it is so wonderful if you do.
  • You could substitute hot fudge instead, either way you can’t go wrong.

Before our only other smaller option for treats was this recipe for 6 cupcakes. Now these work great as an after dinner YUM too. They are the perfect size for everybody. With a scoop of gelato on top seeping inside the cupcake = yum!

Cupcakes in a Jar Recipe

 peanut butter cupcakes in a jar

Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes Recipe

There are a variety of flavors you can use for the cake portion, but I wanted chocolate!! Seriously the best one of our box cake mix hacks we have ever ever made.

  • I added chocolate chips into the batter, AND I topped them off with a rich scoop of this chocolate gelato to make it go from delicious to just out of this world!

Just follow these steps to make them:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix a can of soda with a box of cake mix
  3. Fill mini jars 3/4 of the way full
    1. you could fill 1/2 way full, then a bit of peanut butter if you wanted the cake layered
  4. Bake and when done press spoon down in middle and put 1 tbsp peanut butter into the center
  5. Serve while warm

Optional: if you want some easy extra topping mix 1 tub room temp strawberry cream cheese with 1 tub marshmallow creme.

cupcakes in a jar

Mason Jar Cupcakes

If you’re ready for amazing flavors check out their pistachio flavor too the next time you’re headed to the grocery store. On top of these cute cupcakes in a jar, or straight out of the carton it’s a yummy treat packed with flavor.

  • I wrote this post WAY before Wicked Good Cupcakes in a Jar was created. Now I’m thinking I should’ve trademarked the idea. lol. BUT you can make them yourselves at home this way.

Ingredients needed:

  1. Mini mason jars
  2. Chocolate cake mix
  3. Chocolate chips
  4. Peanut butter – we used creamy
  5. 1 can of soda – we used Coca Cola
  6. HemisFares gelato – we used chocolate

Looking for other easy desserts? Try making a few air fryer cupcakes sometime. The kids got a kick out of our other soda cake dessert too. So easy to do with just 2 ingredients and low in fat too.

Cupcakes layered with peanut butter and ice cream on top are amazing. Just don’t count the calories y’all, just enjoy. If you’re making these for people coming over, pairing them with this wine gift idea is great too!

soda cake recipe

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Note – There is information online in regards to baking in glass jars. In it it states that it is not always safe and may cause the jars to crack. I have never experienced this but you should do this at your own risk and always check the outside of each one before eating to ensure no glass is inside the food.

4 ingredient peanut butter filled cupcakes in a jar
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Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes

You have got to try these 4 ingredient peanut butter filled cupcakes in a jar!! They are ooey and gooey topped with chocolate gelato and are a little jar full of Heaven. Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes in mason jar they're a fun dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cupcake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 300kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix together well your box of cake mix and can of soda. Mix until there are no lumps remaining.
  • Fold in your chocolate chips.
  • Spray lightly the inside of small mason jars (4 oz size) and put 1/2 c. of batter (don’t fill more than 1/2 way full since they will rise) in each one. Put all on a cookie sheet and put in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 27 minutes or so at a preheated 350 degrees or until cupcakes spring back when touched gently in the middle…do NOT over bake.
  • When slightly cooled use a small spoon or apple corer and make a hole in the center of your cupcakes. Spoon a small spoonful of peanut butter into the center of each one.
  • Scoop chocolate gelato on to each one and add a bit of sprinkles if you wish. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Facts
Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 311mg14%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Copycat Wicked Good Cupcakes
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Thursday 24th of May 2018

This will be fun for the grands.

Elaine Besenye

Saturday 22nd of July 2017

Really like that gelato combo with the peanut butter. Going to try to make it great idea! Elaine

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