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Tipsy Mint Chocolate Cake Cups
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
45 mins
So cute they'll be hard to resist! Here's what's great about bringing this dessert - it is SUPER host-friendly. The host doesn't even need to put out plates - just spoons. Also, if someone doesn't feel like dessert at the moment, they can take it home!
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Make Ahead, Vegetarian, Holiday Favorites, Individual Servings
Servings: 8
Calories: 1305 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 15.25 ounce dark chocolate fudge box cake mix
  • 1 cup Godiva Chocolate Liquor
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 16 ounces mascarpone cheese
  • ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • 9 ounce Chocolate Crème De Menthe Tins (Andes Candes), chopped
  • 8 8-ounce Mason Jars with lids or 16 (4-ounce) clear plastic cups
  • Ribbon and nametags or stickers, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare the cake mix batter according to the directions on the box. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and grease it with butter or baking spray. Pour the cake batter onto sheet pan, spreading it to the edges, and bake for 15 minutes. Let the cake cool and cut into 2-inch squares.
  3. To make the chocolate ganache. Bring ¾ cup heavy cream just to a simmer on the stovetop. Make sure to keep your eye on it so it doesn’t boil over. Place the milk chocolate chips into a large bowl. Slowly pour the hot heavy cream over the chips. Stir with a spatula to melt the chips. When chips start to melt, whisk to combine cream with the melted chips, until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Make the mascarpone whipped cream cheese. Place the mascarpone in a bowl and beat with a hand or stand mixer until smooth. Add the heavy cream and whip on medium speed to combine. Slowly add the sugar and mint extract. Turn the speed up to high and whip until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.
  5. Assemble the cake cups. Divide the cake cubes between the 8 jars. Gently push the squares down to fill the bottom three quarters of the jars or cups. Pour some chocolate liquor into the jars over the cake squares.
  6. Divide the chocolate ganache over the cake layers in each jar.
  7. Top the ganache with the mint mascarpone whipped cream. (Either spoon the cream into the jars or use a pastry bag or plastic bag to pipe evenly over ganache.) Sprinkle the Andes candies pieces over the whipped cream.
  8. Secure the lids on the jars, or wrap plastic wrap over the plastic cups. Use rubber bands to secure the plastic wrap. If desired, dress the jars up with some holiday ribbon. Top the lids with chalkboard sticker and write guests names or holiday greetings.
  9. Serve immediately or refrigerate to serve later. Remove from the fridge one hour before serving. (Can be made up 1 day ahead) Enjoy!!
Nutrition Facts
Tipsy Mint Chocolate Cake Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1305 Calories from Fat 774
% Daily Value*
Fat 86g132%
Saturated Fat 50g250%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 546mg23%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 116g39%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 80g89%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 2105IU42%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 286mg29%
Iron 6.8mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.