St. Patrick's Day Cake-in-a-Jar

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St. Patrick's Day Cake-in-a-Jar
Ingredients:
Chocolate Cake
 
1/2 cup all purpose flour
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Green Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green food coloring (as much as you want!)
1 cup Lucky Charms (make sure there are equal parts cereal and marshmallows)

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.

To make the cake, in a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugar until creamy.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Reduce mixer speed to low, and beat in flour mixture, alternating with milk until just combined.  Beat in melted chocolate until combined.  Pour batter into pan.  Bake 20-25 minutes, or until cake pulls away from edges of pan, and a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs attached.  Cool completely. 

To make the whipped cream, in a large bowl, using a mixer on high speed, beat together cream, sugar, vanilla and green food coloring until stiff peaks form - about 2-3 minutes.
To assemble jars, cut out cake rounds the size of the jars by using a cookie cutter or a small glass.  Layer jars with cake, spoonfuls of whipped cream, and Lucky Charms.

Makes about 4-6 jars

17 comments:

  1. I made jar cakes this weekend too! I was making a margarita cake for someone and the layers baked up REALLY huge so I split them all and had all this leftover cake. They were adorable. I felt so freaking clever. Not to mention... people love it when you just hand them a jar of cake!!

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    1. You are clever! That's some good thinking! Mmm margarita cake. Yes, yes they do....

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  2. I've never made cake in the jars but I like the mini-truffle premise. Bummer about your mixer =(. Everything I make (French buttercream includes) is with a hand-held and it gets obnoxious, especially when I stupidly used it to make marshmallow fondant that caused it to break, resulting in having to use a giant wooden spoon. I tell ya.

    I want to juice now.

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    1. JUICE! Oh you need a stand mixer! I don't know how you do it! I guess I've been spoiled.

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  3. Those look so pretty and delicious, too! We found Lucky Charms (a Limited Edition!) with clovers for marshmallows this weekend.

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    1. Oh that's fun! I haven't seen that yet.

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  4. Oh wow, the cake-in-a-jar looks fantastic

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  5. I love how you made this dessert FOR the pinterest crowd lol. I've never done anything in a jar because then I'd have to go out and buy the jars. And I'm lazy. But I do love the way these look. So festive!

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    1. Oh yeah! I feel ya. I bought the jars one time because I was going to make jam.

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  6. I think this is one of the funniest blog posts I've ever read, awesome. My favourite lines were 'I threw some fluff in there' and 'the pinterest people are going to eat this up'. Priceless. And I liked all the random info! I wish we had Trader Joe's in Canada - and also that our grocery stores sold sparkling wine!

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    1. Hahaha yaaaay! That's my goal! I love making people laugh! I wish you did too. Maybe you can come south for a visit?

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  7. Italian buttercream is the best, but I can't imagine making it without a KitchenAid. Those cakes are adorable. I would totally love a dessert like this! The Pinterest people don't seem to like anything I make :( Hope this does go viral for you.

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    1. Oh me neither! They love Brown Eyed Baker, though! Haha. And Bakerella and Pioneer Woman.

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  8. These are ADORABLE. I love Lucky Charms - so much I cannot allow a box in my house! I'd eat all of these for sure.

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    1. Me too! Hey I used up the box today. :)

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  9. I love layered desserts in small containers, so no need for apologies. I like making mini-trifles in wineglasses. I take slices of pound cake and cut out rounds with cookie cutters so that they gradually accommodate the shape of the wineglass. I'm sure you're thrilled to know that.

    Anyway, I'll take an order of wings and a cake in a jar please!

    Sorry to hear about your mixer. :-( Can't they be serviced? I guess you would have to ship it back to the manufacturer, and that would be awfully expensive. Still, there should be some kind of service available for something so pricey. Interesting that it would break. Mine still works and it was a wedding present, which means it's almost 12 years old. Then again, as much as I like to think of myself as a baking fool, I know I don't use mine as much as you use yours.

    I need some of that juice right now too. I'm behind on my perscribed veggies servings today. Currently I'm without the means to make one. I'll have to go to the juice bar on 3rd Ave. I'll have to pay so much for it that I'll be asking where the caviar in the juice is.

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