I’ve been a bit obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate. It’s like Jenny came and invaded my brain. Everything from ice cream to cookies to cupcakes. I want that silky peanut butter to stand up to good, strong chocolate and melt together to become something wonderful. So into the devil’s food batter went the peanut butter, baked into a cake in a jar and then topped with dark chocolate. Perfectly portable for your spring picnic.
Peanut Butter Cups in Cake in a Jar
12 pint-sized canning jars with lids
canola oil spray
8 ounces peanut butter
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 recipe Devil’s food cupcakes or cake mix
8-10 ounces dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the inside of the canning jars with the canola oil. Mix together powdered sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Roll into 1.5-2″ balls. Scoop 3-4 tablespoons of cake batter into the bottom of each jar using a large scoop. Place a peanut butter ball into the center of each jar and add an additional 2-3 tablespoons of batter. Wipe up any batter that hit the outside of the jar or around the rim.
Bake at 350 degrees on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes or until tops spring back when touched. Remove from oven. Immediately place 1/2 ounce of chocolate on top of the hot cake. Seal with ring and lid and wait for them to pop. Using a towel, pick up the jar and turn to coat the entire top of the cake with chocolate. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Makes 12 cupcakes in a jar.
For even more recipes in a jar, check out “Contain Yourself! 15 beyond-exciting desserts in a jar!“