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S’mores Cake In A Jar

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smores cake in a jar

S’mores Cake. In a jar. How cool is that?!

I’m not really the crafty type, but when it comes to food I can appreciate a little creativity. And s’mores in a jar? I can dig it.

smores cake in a jar

Dig in rather. Which I did to this dessert. Jessica from How Sweet It Is, (where I found the recipe) suggests these s’mores jar cakes serve 2. Hah. Jessica is a better person than I am if she was able to share hers. There was no sharing here. (I did offer! Rachel just so happens to not care for chocolate, so yay for me). But I’m happy to share the recipe with you on this Taste Test Thursday so you can check out Jessica’s delicious creation yourself.

Besides being super tasty and reminding you of the warmer days of summer, these s’mores cake in jars are a fun gift to give. I gave my extra s’mores cakes to my siblings because I’m a nice big brother, but I bet they’d be a fun gift for any occasion, including Valentines Day. So tap into your crafty side and surprise your sweetie or friends with delicious s’mores in a jar!

smores cake in a jar

Sโ€™mores Cake In A Jar


  • for crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • pinch of salt
  • for cake:
  • 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
  • for topping:
  • 1 bag of large marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and mix in graham crumbs and salt. Mix until moistened. Spray 4 16oz mason jars with non-stick spray and press graham crust into jars. I used a flexible silicon spatula. It does not need to be perfect.
  3. 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 4 jars. It doesn't need to be perfect.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove cake from the oven and press large marshmallows down on top. Put as many as you like, I did about 3 or 4.Turn on your oven broiler, slide the tray of mason jars underneath, and watch carefully as you brown the marshmallows for about 1 to 2 minutes. Don't walk away or take your eyes of them - they go from perfect to burnt quickly!
  6. *If you don't plan on serving right away allow to cool after cake comes out of oven, wrap, and store for no more than a few days. Top with marshmallows and broil when ready to serve.
  7. **You can use any size mason jar. Just don't fill the jar more than halfway with cake batter.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

smores cake in a jar


9 thoughts

  • February 13, 2012 at 4:39 am

    These look silly good! Such a cute idea, yet there is a very contempoary feel to the jars! Great job!!

    • Chris
      February 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Thanks! Wish I could claim credit for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rene
    March 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I’m wondering how long the cakes will hold up in the jars? I’ve seen this recipe online several times but no one talks about how long they will hold up?

    I would like to provide my guests for my wedding with take home favors, and I think this would be great, but they would have to be baked either the night before or that morning and I’m wondering how good they would be?



    • Chris
      March 14, 2012 at 8:02 am

      Hey Rene,

      I made these a few days before Christmas to give to my siblings, and I kept one for myself which I didn’t get around to eating until about a week later. Tasted just fine to me. I did keep the marshmallow separate until I was ready to eat, having kept the jar with the cake sealed as tight as I could. But I’m sure you could add the marshmallow too (don’t melt it) and just keep it sealed up tight.

      What an awesome wedding favor idea. Good luck and let us know what you end up doing. And congratulations too ๐Ÿ™‚

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