Remove papers, if present, and slice cupcakes in half horizontally. Place cupcakes on a tray or baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper. Cover with paper; freeze for 1 hour. Line another tray or shallow baking pan with paper. Using a miniature ice cream scoop (#60, about 2 teaspoons), place 18 to 24 scoops of ice cream on prepared tray. Cover with paper; cover and freeze for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, in small bowl combine chopped cherries, pecans and jam.
For each serving, place cupcake bottom in a dessert dish. Top with 2 to 3 scoops of ice cream. Top with cherry mixture, cupcake top and remaining scoops of ice cream. Makes 6 servings.