Flourless Peppermint Mocha Cake in Jars

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.

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I know. But wait! Because I DO love a great peppermint mocha!

 

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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.

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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.

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All I’m saying is that food in jars is just SO in right now – go ahead and jump on that bandwagon, mmmK? ;)

Flourless Peppermint Mocha Cake in Jars

Ingredients

    Cake
  • 1 cup chopped bittersweet (66% cacao) chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp instant coffee powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 8-ounce glass jars, sterilized
  • Frosting
  • For the frosting:
  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 squares peppermint bark (optional)

Instructions

    For the Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a microwave safe mixing bowl melt the chopped chocolate, butter and coconut oil in 30 second increments, whisking until smooth.
  3. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in the brown sugar and coffee powder until smooth.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla extract, peppermint extract, eggs and egg yolks until completely smooth.
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into prepared jars and spread with the back of a spoon.
  7. Place the jars on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven.
  8. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely before frosting.
  10. For the frosting
  11. Cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  12. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix until evenly distributed.
  13. Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the frosting gets to the desired consistency.
  14. Top the cooled cakes with the frosting and peppermint bark if desired.
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Heather Disarro is a food-centric lifestyle blogger who is passionate about embracing the beauty the Lord surrounds us with in our everyday lives. She is a Texan living the expat life in central Arkansas with her husband, son and two massive dogs. Heather writes her blog, Heather’s Dish, from an office filled with dust, dog fur, toys and plenty of love, grace and music. She revels in the opportunity to bring the love of cooking to the world as a way to love others well!

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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for sharing a new recipe of “Flourless Peppermint Mocha Cake in Jars”.I have never heard about this type of recipe but it sounds something innovative type of cake without flour.You have done a good job.I have eaten only cakes which are baked using flour.So,your idea of making a flourless cake attracted me a lot.Everybody has heard about eggless cake but I think nobody has heard about flourless cake.So,keep trying these type of innovative recipes.

  2. says

    Wow ! what a delicious recipe. I have never eaten this type of flourless peppermint mocha jar cake my life. Can you please upload video for how to make this cake proper. I think it will become easy for me to bake this cake at home stetp by step by seeing in that video. I am very impressed by this recipe and want to make it as soon as possible for my kids. They will definitely going to love it. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe with us and send me video of this recipe as soon as possible.

  3. says

    I love cooking at home for my family and friends whenever I get holiday. It make me feel very happy after cooking like chocolate cakes, kadhai paneer,puri etc. Actually I love my children very much. I always try to make my kids happy and joyful. I too love eating delicious food and soft drinks. If you want to make cake at home then it’s very important that you should have oven at home. Thanks for sharing this post……

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