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My friend sent me this recipe so I’m unsure of its origin.

This recipe makes 12 12-oz mason jar cakes. (I think they’re 12 oz capacity, the last measured line is 10 oz.)

I can’t find the 4 oz jelly jars anywhere. I wonder if baby food jars would work…they’d be so cute. I decided to take two of the jars and see if it would work in my soup shooter glasses. It did! So I ended up with 10 jars and 10 shooters. One large marshmallow is the perfect fit for the shooter.

s'mores in a jarWhat you need:


  • 3 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt


  • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1 c butter, melted (need 1 more stick)
  • 2 tbs sour cream


  • 1 bag of lg marshmallows

What you do:


  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Melt butter in microwave-safe glass bowl.
  • Add crumbs and salt and mix until moistened.
  • Spray jars with non-stick spray.
  • Divide mixture among jars.
  • Press down (I used a muddler).


  • In lg bowl, whisk egg and sugar until smooth.
  • Add milk, cream, butter and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Stir in sour cream.
  • Add dry ingredients to sifter and sift into wet mixture.
  • Mix until batter is smooth.
  • Add 1/4 c batter to each jar.
  • Place jars in baking dish.
  • Fill dish half-way with water.
  • Bake until cake is set but not done – the jars took about 15 min, the shooters about 12.
  • Remove from oven and press 4-5 marshmallows on top of each cake; remember jars are HOT.*
  • Return to oven and allow to melt for about 5 min.
  • Remove from oven and using kitchen torch brown marshmallows. Don’t have a torch? Heat broiler and brown marshmallows for about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let cool to touch before serving.

*I made ahead until this point. I served the shooter cups at my daughter’s Christmas party. When it was time to serve I heated individual shooters in the microwave for about 30 seconds. The marshmallow puffs up nicely and gets all gooey. I torched for effect only, to impress the 11 year olds…