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Cake in jar, cake in my mouth.

August 18, 2011

So the latest trend seems to be baking cakes in jars and I like it. I like cake, I like icing, I like jars, so how can this idea be bad? Well, it’s not in my fat book. It’s amazing. I’ve attempted chocolate pudding in a jar before, they came out really nicely and now I’m keen to try one of these bad boys.

I have attached the recipe for the second one because it involves marshmallows, which means you’re already 3/4 of your way to Success Land. Good luck, mail me if you attempt any of these baked amazings.

S’mores Cake in a Jar – makes 4 16-ounce mason jar cakes – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For crust: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs ° 1/2 stick butter ° pinch of salt

Melt butter and mix in graham crumbs and salt. Mix until moistened. Spray 4 mason jars with non-stick spray and press graham crust into jars. I began by adding a tablespoon to each, and repeating until graham crumbs were gone. They don’t need to look perfect. I pressed the crumbs down firmly with the flat bottom of a clean screwdriver.

For cake: 1 1/8 cups all purpose flour ° 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder ° 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda ° 1/2 teaspoon salt ° 3/4 cup brown sugar ° 1 egg ° 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ° 1/2 cup milk ° 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream ° 1/2 cup butter, melted ° 2 tablespoons sour cream

For topping: 1 bag of large marshmallows

In a bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Add milk, cream, butter and vanilla, and mix until combined. Stir in sour cream. Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Mix until batter is smooth. Using a 1/4 cup measure, add batter to mason jars one scoop at a time. You only want to fill them up about half way, and the batter should work evenly for 4 jars. Again – don’t worry if they don’t look perfect. Place mason jars in a baking dish and add about 1 1/2 cups of water to the bottom. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cake is set.

Remove cake from the oven and press large marshmallows down on top, being careful not to burn yourself. There is no set number of marshmallows to use, I pressed down as many as I could, about 4-5 each. Heat the broiler on your oven and watching carefully, brown marshmallows for about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Do not take your eyes off them! Serve immediately.

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  • jacci August 18, 2011 at 9:56 am

    i want to make these and take them on a picnic somewhere fabulous!

  • angie August 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

    i’ll come with you 🙂

  • Betty Bake August 18, 2011 at 10:39 am

    yes they are super cute and in right now 🙂

    i hope to layer a cake jar some time soon 🙂

    best of luck

    Betty Bake

  • Tamiya August 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    It’s awesome right!!

    For my baby’s 1st birthday party (on Saturday) I have decided to combine two of the latest trends by making Rainbow Cakes in Jars. I’ve done a test run, and they came out stupendously! I cannot wait to make them tomorrow again.

  • Chane August 20, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Oh my gosh! Those look sooooo yummy! I’m definitely going to try this:) mmmmmmm…..

  • Louise August 21, 2011 at 10:27 am

    How very trendy of you, you trendyface! Soon you’ll be making giant cupcakes in mason jars or something :)x

  • blackhuff August 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

    These look divine – yum galore 🙂