Chocolate Cinnamon Cake in a Jar

adapted from Nigella Lawson and Gale Gand (who have nearly the same recipe to begin with)


 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 pinch kosher salt
¾ cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1/3 cup brewed coffee

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

5 8-ounce Ball Jars


1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Place 5 jars on a cookie sheet with space between each one.

2. Use a hand mixer to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Then, add the vanilla, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and mix everything well. Add the flour and the yogurt in two parts until smooth. Carefully stir in the coffee and stir the mixture until smooth.

3. Pour the batter into the jar until they are each about 2/3 rds full and bake them for 25 minutes, or until their tops are firm to the touch. Once they have cooled dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

These would be so much fun for a kids birthday party with a candle in each one!

Naptime Stopwatch

10 minutes prep time, 30 minutes bake time

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I mean, I got called “cool” for this recipe. There is NOTHING better than that!

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