How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place 10 to 12 1/2-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.)
  • 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.
  • Pour the batter into the jars, filling them halfway. Bake until the tops of the cakes are firm to the touch, about 25 minutes.*
  • To make the topping, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add the brown sugar and 1/2 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.
  • 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 they aren't already, before screwing on jar lids.**
  • Do-Aheads
  • * The cakes can be made ahead, cooled, covered, and kept at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • ** The finished cakes will keep for up to 4 days at room temperature.
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    " It was excellent "
    cherylannxo ate it and said...
    This is very interesting! Good afternoon Teri, what a wonderful idea!! You have my 5. I just wish it could be more. Have a great day..Cheryl
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    Wow... what a recipe! Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    lillyann ate it and said...
    too cool, thanks!
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  • cubralinda 12 years ago
    oh my goodness that looks so good about now!!! I will definately try these!
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  • jo_jo_ba 12 years ago
    Wow this is so unique! Will definitely have to try this soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    iffyo ate it and said...
    Its awesome...i simply love it..wot els do i say, check my ratings.. and i'v already been tagged as itz FAN.
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  • krumkake 12 years ago
    Those are not only adorable little gifts, but they sound soooo good! This is bookmarked and ready for the holidays...great idea!!
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  • invisiblechef 12 years ago
    I just think she is the sweetest, don't you think? she sounds very thoughtful. About the glass jar-I think I would be afraid the whole time of the glass breaking. Have you made these yet?

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