Intro: Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake Jars
Mason jars are wonderful vessels for serving layered desserts. Featured here is a dessert made up of layers of chocolate cake, salted caramel, and decadent chocolate ganache.
Tied with ribbon, these jars would make a great party favors.
To make this dessert, you'll need
- your favorite chocolate cake box mix prepared per package instructions (no recipe included)
- Chocolate Ganache: Heavy Cream, Chocolate
- Salted Caramel: Sugar, Water, Heavy Cream, Fleur de Sel
- Mason Jars
Please note: I don't have a yield on this because you can use different sized Mason jars thus resulting in different yields.
Step 1: Salted Caramel
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1-1/2 tsp fleur de sel
(In my picture, the sugar has a brownish shade to it because it's organic sugar. Regular white sugar is fine.)
Using a clean spoon, mix the sugar and water in a clean pot. (Tip: make sure everything is squeaky clean or your sugar will crystalize when cooking.) Clean the sides of the pot to make sure there are no sugar crystals. Bring to a boil and continue boiling until temperature reaches 340-360 degrees. If you don't have a candy thermometer, cook until you see the sugar starting to turn an amber/lt brown color. Turn off the heat.
Slowly start pouring the heavy into the sugar while stirring. The sugar will start bubbling, but as long as you pour slowly it will be ok. Continue stirring to blend in the heavy cream. Sprinkle the fleur de sel on top and stir in. Set aside to cool.
Step 2: Decadent Chocolate Ganache
- 6 oz semi-sweet dark chocolate
- 2 cups heavy cream
In a pot, bring to boil the heavy cream. When it boils, pour over the chocolate. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then using a whisk, slowly whisk together the heavy and the chocolate until well blended. Allow to cool completely.
Step 3: Assembling the Jar
- Chocolate cake, cut into cubes
- Salted Caramel
- Fleur de Sel
- Chocolate Ganache
In a Mason Jar, layer in the following order: a few cubes of chocolate cake, a tablespoon of salted caramel, a sprinkle of Fleur de Sel, a couple of tablespoons of chocolate ganache, REPEAT.
Close the jar. Tie a pretty ribbon on the jar or personalize with a name.
The recipient will love their gift!