I know y’all thought Mason jars weren’t cool anymore but I’m BRINGING THEM BACK. And I’m filling them with three different types of chocolate mousse and an almost-flourless chocolate cake. Forget Valentine’s Day, this is a recipe that you need to make ASAP.
I started having the idea for these cakes in jars in the weeks leading up to Inauguration Day. For many of us, it’s been tumultuous, culminating in the awe-inspiring fierceness of the international Women’s March. It was a reminder of the fight we have ahead of us, a fight that will be difficult but overflowing with radiant unity and support.
Since November, I think a lot about how to take action and give back. There is so much to do, and it’s overwhelming. I’m realizing that we all should channel our strengths to give back in a way that make sense for us, and we should remember to take the time we need to love and care for ourselves.
Not surprisingly, cooking and making desserts is a huge source of comfort for me, multiplied further whenever I get the opportunity to feed friends and family. When I made these cakes, I wanted them to be comforting, fun, and a reminder of something good, whether that means a resurgence of Mason jars or an always worth it overdose of chocolate. The individual components take time to make, but when assembled together, pack some punch, something I have a feeling we’ll soon see in the grassroots community as well.
As you’re on the go being nasty women or bad hombres, take one of these cakes with you and make it happen.