Chocolate Mint Cakes in Mason Jars

Chocolate Mint Cakes. Perfectly sized individual desserts with the yummy combination of chocolate and mint. Use ramekins or mason jars. Perfect for gift giving!


 I’m here today to share this Chocolate Mint Cakes recipe just in case you want something a little sweet.

And rich.

And wonderful.

And did I say easy?

These little cakes are all of the above.

Chocolate Mint Cakes. Perfectly sized individual desserts with the yummy combination of chocolate and mint. Use ramekins or mason jars. Perfect for gift giving!

This is an older recipe and the directions said to melt the chocolate in a double boiler. True confession: I don’t own a double boiler! I used the microwave and the chocolate melted beautifully. 

Chocolate Mint Cakes. Perfectly sized individual desserts with the yummy combination of chocolate and mint. Use ramekins or mason jars. Perfect for gift giving!

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I used Ghirardelli Bittersweet Chips that were in the baking aisle at my grocery. If you can’t find them, any bittersweet chocolate will work. Or it’s an option to just use semi-sweet chips.

Chocolate Mint Cakes. Perfectly sized individual desserts with the yummy combination of chocolate and mint. Use ramekins or mason jars. Perfect for gift giving!

Chocolate Mint Cakes

Chocolate Mint Cakes. Perfectly sized individual desserts with the yummy combination of chocolate and mint. Use ramekins or mason jars. Perfect for gift giving!
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Servings: 4 8 oz. jars

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate chips (3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (Use less for a milder peppermint taste.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter or spray six 6 oz. ramekins. I used five 8 oz. ball jars.
  • Cut the butter into pieces and combine with chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat on high for 1 min.
  • Stir until well combined and all chocolate is melted.
  • Beat eggs, egg yolks and sugar for 5 min.
  • Add flour and mix.
  • Add chocolate mixture, peppermint extract and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Place prepared ramekins/jars on a cookie sheet. Fill with batter.
  • Bake until edges are set but centers still jiggle like jello.
  • 6 ramekins = 9 -11 min.
  • 5 jars = 13 - 15 min.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and serve with whipping cream on top.

Notes

I use Baker's Joy to prepare my baking pans.
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I used 8 oz. wide mouth mason jars for these cakes but any sort of container will work as long as it’s oven-proof. I adjusted the baking time because I used bigger containers than the recipe called for. Even if they over bake just a bit, they are still moist and gooey in the middle. This is really a no fail recipe. For another take on a chocolate mint dessert, here’s my recipe for Chocolate Mint Brownies.

Chocolate Mint Cakes. Perfectly sized individual desserts with the yummy combination of chocolate and mint. Use ramekins or mason jars. Perfect for gift giving!

I wanted a pretty garnish so I had to actually BUY mint at the grocery. I am so ready for summer when I’m able to walk out to my deck and snip fresh herbs. I know it’s not going to be here soon…and I know I have a while to wait…but it’s coming. Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you want to see more chocolate recipes, just click HERE. 

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21 Comments

  1. The recipe sounds great, can’t wait to try it.

  2. I’m not a big fan of peppermint with chocolate can you omit the peppermint and will the consistency be the same once baked?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I think you could definitely substitute vanilla extract for the peppermint and it would be delicious!

  3. There are some combinations that make me swoon – chocolate and mint is one of them. These are getting pinned, and I will make them at some point. YUM!

  4. Deborah Jackovitch says:

    Ann,
    These look yummy…….Did you say they were calorie free? LOL
    Have a great day!!

  5. debbiedoos says:

    You have a way of making me drool Ann! These look amazing. My son Alex would love these. I might have to make him these:)

  6. Adina Johnson says:

    Ann – these sound so yummy! Chocolate and mint are my favorites!

  7. Yummmmm I love anything chocolate and mint. I could eat a whole pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream myself. The treat is perfect in the jars, just throw a lid on and pack it in your lunch.

  8. Oh…..these look so good. I’ll have to attempt it. Little Ball jars…..never would have thought of it.

    Thanks.

  9. Doreen@HymnsandVerses says:

    Oh my gosh, Ann, these look soooo good! I’m going to make them for dessert on St. Patrick’s Day! Pinning! Thanks for sharing!

    Doreen

  10. Thanks for the chocolate mint cake recipes. I have mint coming up in my new Aerogarden so I can try making my cakes as beautiful as yours!

  11. Ann, I so appreciate all the time and effort you put in to your blog. I always look forward to what you have to share. Thank you! I just happened to have made your Rice Krispy Treats for a shower today, yummy! I love this idea of using the Ball jar for baking and mint plus chocolate is a favorite combo; I’ll be trying this soon.
    Blessings, Rhonda

  12. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    They look too cute in the Mason Jars. :D
    Wouldn’t they be cute for a spring picnic!!!

  13. Jill Wendt says:

    I love the idea of the ball jars. I would have never thought of that! And…sounds like a yummy dessert!
    I have a huge folder with all of your wonderful recipes. Many thanks….

  14. Corinne M. says:

    They sound delicious and look so cute :)

  15. Jeannie C says:

    Oh, these sound just wonderful! And I have some of the little jars! Will be doing them very soon!

  16. margo hayes says:

    Love your website – a pleasure to see your emails each day.
    Thanks for you down to earth wonderful ideas and recipes.
    Margo Hayes

  17. Oh my goodness, how decadent! I too thought of Girl Scout cookies, warm and delicious from the oven. On my way out to find those chips and fresh mint!

  18. Lovely photos. Bittersweet Chocolate Mint Cake….In Jars! Love!

  19. Julie {Lilacs & Longhorns} says:

    Okay…you caught me as I just wolfed down a Girl Scout thin mint cookie! I love chocolate and mint and the second you said you microwaved to melt, I was IN!! lol I am definitely trying this recipe! :)

  20. Oh my gosh Ann they look and sound so good! Could you pass one over here;)