I’ve made no secret of the fact that I once worked for Starbucks but a little-known story that I’m sharing JUST WITH Y’ALL for today (feel special yet?!) is that the first time I tried a peppermint mocha I almost died of happiness. I know how to make a mean white chocolate mocha, gingerbread latter, or eggnog steamer, but that doesn’t mean those are my go-to drinks. I like things a little less sweet, a little more coffee-y. Basically I’m that annoying person who really loves the flavor of coffee and tries to pick out all of the flavor notes in a cup.
I know. But wait! Because I DO love a great peppermint mocha!
I remember my first Christmas as a newlywed my husband and I both worked for Starbucks and both were responsible for setting up our respective stores for the big Christmas reveal. Y’all, those are some late nights, I’ll tell you that. I think I slept a total of 2 hours before getting up to go run some errands and then head back to work, so obviously that meant I needed extra shots of espresso that day. I chose, rather than to just drink it straight or via a cup of brewed coffee, to add about 5 shots of espresso to my peppermint mocha.
And let’s just say there’s a reason why I’ve never done that again. Holy jitters batman!
But this cake – you guys, this cake is one that’s just perfect to make for good friends. You can wrap the jars in pretty ribbon and serve them all together, or go ahead and throw the lid on for a wintertime picnic. Double the recipe if you’re needing more, or feel free to use smaller jars and adjust the cooking time as needed.
All I’m saying is that food in jars is just SO in right now – go ahead and jump on that bandwagon, mmmK? 😉
Head on over to Rachel’s blog for the official recipe + post, but be sure to come back BECAUSE there’s an incredible giveaway with this one too! You could win:
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