Chocolate Mint Mug Cake

filed under: Cakes on January 30, 2015


Don’t you love when I start a recipe off with a “kinda”?

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

I was in heavy experimentation mode yesterday and made this recipe more times than I can count. After much trial and error and vanity (I’ll get to that in a second) I changed up the entire procedure for the cake. While it is still technically baked in the mug, that is not where the preparation happens.

As far as I can tell, you are not suppose to add steps and more supplies and cooking techniques to mug cakes. It’s supposed to happen in the mug.

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

Ha! Details, details.

Ok, so here is the cake after it is “baked” in the mug. Not as pretty as I wanted but definitely yummy.



Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

Ok, so why did I make all that in a pan then transfer to a tea cup then pop it in the microwave?

Well, when I put all the ingredients in a traditional coffee mug, they were hard to combine. There were clumps of ingredients that were not fully baked.

Also, it was quite messy. And I like a clean mug cake. I want it pretty! Can’t help myself.

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

I was not planning on sharing this recipe because of the extra steps I added, but I do think the final result is worth it.

After a few minutes (maybe 10) you get a rich, chocolatey, mint infused individual serving of ooey gooey fabulousness.

I am now officially in mug cake mode and plan to do much more experimenting moving forward! You’ve been warned… 😉

Chocolate Mint Mug Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins

Ok, so here is the cake after it is “baked” in the mug. Not as pretty as I wanted but definitely yummy.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mint Mug Cake
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 4 York Peppermint patties
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. In a small frying pan over medium low heat melt 3 mints, butter, brown sugar and cream cheese.
  2. Stir constantly and when the ingredients start to come together remove from heat.
  3. Add in flour and stir.
  4. With egg yolk in a small bowl, add in a bit of the chocolate mixture to temper the egg.
  5. Then, while stirring the chocolate mixture vigorously, add the egg back into the chocolate mixture.
  6. Combine well.
  7. Pour the batter into two tea cups or one regular coffee mug and microwave for 1 minute.
  8. Allow cakes to cool for at least five minutes.
  9. When ready to serve, cover in whipped cream, chocolate sauce and the last chopped up peppermint patty.

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  • Monica says:

    I totally do not mind the extra step. The result is so beautiful and looks so delicious. I have a candy dish by the door and Andes Mints are always in there so this is right up our alley. I love the glass cups, too! I wish I had these right now to go with the snow coming down outside our window…

    • Amanda says:

      Ha! I will trade you a mug of cake for some of your snow! 🙂

  • SHINEE says:

    Gosh, why don’t I have those minty Andes in my pantry?? I would have totally made it right this second!

    • Amanda says:

      Ha! I never usually do… they go to quickly in our house!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    This is perfect for my midnight sweet cravings! Pinned!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks! I am kinda a late morning and late afternoon cravings kind of girl too! 😉

  • Zainab says:

    This is just what I need for those late late night cravings but no energy to make a cake.

    • Amanda says:

      Yes, exactly. We totally agree on this. 🙂

  • Annie @ ciaochowbambina says:

    Thanks for the warning! I’ll be back!! And who can resist ooey, gooey, chocolatey mint infused cake? No-one!! Pinned!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Annie!

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    You said chocolate and I came running! This is magnificent, Amanda.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much!

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    Definitely worth sharing! Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combos!

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I love anything with Andes mints! This looks delicious!

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen says:

    Love mug cakes and I’m totally down with the extra steps! I love Andes Mints. They remind me of my childhood. We always had boxes around the house that I would sneak from!

  • Melanie @ Carmel Moments says:

    10 Minutes for this? What am I still doing here typing when I could be baking up some chocolate goodness!?
    Enjoy the weekend!

  • Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says:

    I’m the same way when it comes to mug cakes! I want them to look pretty, and since I am a VERY messy mixer… I always have to use another bowl. 😉 Pinned!

    • Amanda says:

      So glad I am not the only one! 🙂

  • Jenny Flake says:

    What a sweet treat! Can’t wait to try this!!

  • Julie | This Gal Cooks says:

    Beautiful mug cake, Amanda! LOVE those mugs, too!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    Love the individual sized dessert….that and the fact that it’s chocolate! Yum!!!

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    Wow. this sounds so good! I experimented with making my own mug cake once, but it did not turn out well, haha. I’m dying to try this one, it looks so decadent with all the toppings and things. 🙂

  • Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Wow, these look amazing…want want want!

  • Lauren says:

    This looks great! I need to try this after my failed attempt at a mug cake last week! PS – I’m pretty sure those are York peppermint patties on top and not Andes mints (unless Andes makes these too). But I’m sure this would work great with either candy! : )

    • Amanda says:

      holy cow you are totally right. Darn it! 🙂

  • Greta says:

    Looks absolutely heavenly! And trials and errors means lots of yummy treats to munch on- right?! :c) Can’t wait to try it.

  • laurie says:

    why not just add chpped up mints to your first chocolate mug cake recipe?

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