White cake with chocolate icing. That's the only birthday cake Nathan ever wants, despite seven years of me trying to convince him to "get creative." This year, even though he still wanted his white cake with chocolate icing, I decided I was going to make him a second cake whether he liked it or not (let's be real, who wouldn't want two cakes?!). Enter s'mores cake in a jar. Yeah, I know. The name alone makes you want to do a happy dance, right? Well, it's just as good as it sounds. If you like s'mores, cake and mason jars, you have to make this right now. Even if you already have one dessert in the oven.
S’mores Cake in a Jar (from How Sweet it Is) Makes 4 16-ounce mason jar cakes
Crust (I have a huge sweet tooth and this crust wasn't sweet enough for me. If I make it again, I would make the crust from the back of the graham cracker crumb box):
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/2 stick butter pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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.
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
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 four jars. Again, don’t worry if it is 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.
One word: DELISH! :)