Chocolate Jar Cake with Marshmallow Topping

The temperature keeps rising, they say to expect some of the hottest days on record…

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And this evening I went on a little sunset-watching date on English Bay.
Sunsets from English Bay never fails to captivate me, it’s enchanting and makes me fall in love with the city all over again.
I brought jar cakes for dessert and it was perfect, we found a spot just where the rocks jut into the water, sat down, lingered over our desserts and watched the stunning sunset over the water.


The first time I made this chocolate jar cake with marshmallow topping I overfilled them (pictured) but they did so superbly well I knew I was on to something.
I pour the batter to fill half of the jars when I make them now, and I make them all the time.
It’s quick, delightful and portable – perfect for the beach, picnics and other fun outings.
I didn’t use marshmallows tonight, just a sprinkle of icing sugar.

I use this wacky cake recipe because I always get a rich, moist, spongy and chocolaty cake without the use of eggs, butter or milk.
It’s super easy to whip up, delicious and fun.

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Chocolate Jar Cake with Marshmallow Topping


  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 4 – 6 jumbo marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., grease 4 – 6 wide-mouth canning jars (I used Bonne Maman jar) and set aside
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl
  3. Make three wells in the flour mixture
  4. Put the vegetable oil in one ‘well’, the vanilla in another and the vinegar in the third
  5. Pour the coconut milk over the mixture and stir until moistened
  6. Fill the jars no more than halfway with the batter
  7. Place jars on a baking sheet, put in the oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted
  8. Top each jar cake with a marshmallow and pop back into the oven for 3 – 5 minutes until marshmallow is soft
  9. Remove from the oven then press down gently to cover the top of the cake
  10. Let cool and serve
  11. Enjoy!


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