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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… 😉

Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake!

Chocolate Mint Mug Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
cool 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Ok, so here is the cake after it is “baked” in the mug. Not as pretty as I wanted but definitely yummy.


  • 4 York Peppermint patties
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 egg yolk


  • In a small frying pan over medium low heat melt 3 mints, butter, brown sugar and cream cheese.
  • Stir constantly and when the ingredients start to come together remove from heat.
  • Add in flour and stir.
  • With egg yolk in a small bowl, add in a bit of the chocolate mixture to temper the egg.
  • Then, while stirring the chocolate mixture vigorously, add the egg back into the chocolate mixture.
  • Combine well.
  • Pour the batter into two tea cups or one regular coffee mug and microwave for 1 minute.
  • Allow cakes to cool for at least five minutes.
  • When ready to serve, cover in whipped cream, chocolate sauce and the last chopped up peppermint patty.

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Reader Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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! : )

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

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