I love cupcakes in a jar. They stay fresh and moist for days. Frankly, I think they are more fun to eat than a regular cupcake!
I made these this week for my friend who was coming over for coffee. I knew that if I made regular cupcakes, and left them out, the monsters aka my children and husband would have gobbled them up as soon as I turned my back to them. The solution, make the cupcakes but stick a few in a jar and hide them in the back of the fridge.
When I removed them and brought them to room temperature a few days later, they were just as moist as the day I baked them! The coffee flavor was a tad bit stronger, but just as delicious, if not better.
The vanilla bean cupcakes pair perfectly with the coffee chocolate flavored frosting. A perfect afternoon treat with a cup of tea or coffee.