Chocolate Cake in a Jar I

Chocolate Cake in a Jar I


"This recipe makes chocolate cakes in jars for charming food gift ideas during the holiday season or easy snack carriage."


servings 1052 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 1052 kcal
  • 53%
  • Fat:
  • 44.7 g
  • 69%
  • Carbs:
  • 156.1g
  • 50%
  • Protein:
  • 14.8 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 176 mg
  • 59%
  • Sodium:
  • 604 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Sterilize 2 (1 pint) straight sided wide mouth canning jars, lids and rings by boiling for 10 minutes. Keep the lids and rings in the hot water until needed. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C)
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, water and cocoa powder. Heat and stir until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Pour into a large bowl.
  4. Stir in Flour mixture and blend. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla and beat by hand until smooth. Stir in nuts.
  5. Distribute evenly into the 2 prepared canning jars. Place the jars on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted deep into center of cake comes out clean.
  6. Using heavy oven mitts, remove cakes from oven one at a time. Place a lid, then a ring onto the jars and screw them down tightly. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to "ping" as they seal. If you miss the "ping", wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn't move at all, it's sealed.
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  1. 16 Ratings


My boyfriend is in Iraq and has been for almost a year. I found this recipe and thought I should make it. I made him 2 cake jars and sent them.. He LOVED them, a week and a half later I got a ...

The taste of this cake is great! Just make sure that you use the jars that don't have any "shoulders" and that the sides are straight up and down. Otherwise, the cake will fall ( I know from ex...

I make these all the time, because as a single person a whole cake is just too much for me to eat before it goes bad. But these work out great! One jar is just enough for 2 servings and I can ea...

This worked great! I'm so excited to be able to make something from scratch that will last a long time and can be used in food storage. I made sure to mix up the batter before I boiled the jar...

We tried this recipe. What a great idea! However, although we followed the instructions to the letter, all we got was an oven full of overflowing cake. One jar baked on one side and had a hug...

This is a wonderful recipe. I couldn't believe it was so easy. We didn't even have to have icing, it was so moist. Kids loved it!!

These are great cakes. I added a little rum before I "sealed" it and they turned out great. Thanks for a very easy & tasty recipe.

I have made this recipe many many times & love the taste. It is the moistest cake, no icing needed. They also make great Christmas gifts for single/smaller households. No waste & good to the ...

I received this in a Christmas gift exchange. It was cute, pretty and tasted okay. I prefer fresh cake but in a pinch this is a nice substitute.