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.
- 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…