Chocolate-Praline Cake In A Jar Recipe

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Servings: 10


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  • Ingredients for the Cake:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 & ½ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 & ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 & ½ cups sifted cake flour
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup brewed coffee
  • Ingredients for the Praline Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup pecan halves or pieces


  1. Directions:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place 10 to 12 1-pint glass canning jars on a rimmed baking sheet, evenly arranged with space between them. (If you have a Silpat liner, place it under the jars to prevent them from sliding around.)
  3. To make the cakes, in a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the butter until smooth. Add the brown sugar and eggs and mix until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and mix until combined. Add half of the flour, then half of the sour cream, and mix until combined. Repeat with the remaining flour and sour cream. Drizzle in the coffee and mix until smooth. The batter will be thin, like heavy cream.
  4. Pour the batter into the jars, filling them halfway. Bake until the tops of the cakes are firm to the touch, about 25 minutes.
  5. To make the topping, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add the brown sugar and ½ cup water and stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar is dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar until combined, then return to the heat and bring to a boil. Stir in the nuts.
  6. Pour the praline topping over the cakes to cover, working quickly, because the praline hardens quickly as it cools. Let the cakes cool completely if the they aren't already, before screwing on jar lids.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 102g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 288  
Calories from Fat 157 55%
Total Fat 17.94g 22%
Saturated Fat 9.56g 38%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 91mg 3%
Total Carbs 30.92g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Sugars 28.55g 19%
Protein 2.58g 4%
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