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Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes

When you think back on the holidays of your youth, what traditions do you look back on fondly?  Maybe your favorite memories are holiday movie watching nights with family, maybe it’s Christmas caroling, maybe it’s going to see the holiday lights, or maybe it is holiday baking with your parents or grandparents.  

Holiday baking is a tradition that many people look back on fondly.  From holiday cookies to food prep for holiday guests, there are countless reasons to bake during the holidays.  You are likely busy baking a lot during the season.

Why not bake together with the kids and make a holiday tradition out of it? I’ve got a really awesome Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes recipe that the family will love!

Celebrate the holiday season with these enchanting Mini Peppermint Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes. Experience a whirlwind of festive flavors as the minty coolness beautifully complements the luxurious chocolate. Each little bundt cake is generously cloaked in a velvety chocolate frosting and sprinkled with a festive dash of crushed candy canes, making these mini treats a visual delight as well as a culinary one.


1. Can I still make these cakes if I don’t have a mini bundt pan? Absolutely, a muffin tin will work just fine, but be prepared to adjust the baking time accordingly.

2. Is mint extract a suitable alternative for peppermint? Indeed, you can use mint extract, but remember it combines the flavors of spearmint and peppermint, resulting in a slightly different, less sharp taste than pure peppermint.

Tips and Tricks

  • To ensure even distribution of chocolate chips, dust them with a bit of flour before incorporating them into the batter.
  • It’s important to grease and flour your bundt pans adequately, guaranteeing an effortless removal of the cakes.
  • Allow the cakes to cool down entirely before frosting to avoid the frosting from sliding off.


  • Mini Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cakes: Opt for dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet for a more profound chocolate hit.
  • Mini White Chocolate Peppermint Bundt Cakes: Replace the regular chocolate chips with white chocolate ones for a delightful creamy sweetness.

Where to Serve

These petite bundt cakes are an ideal sweet treat for festive gatherings or as a delightful post-dinner indulgence. They are also charming edible presents for friends, teachers, or neighbors.


Keep these mini bundt cakes in a sealed container at room temperature for as long as 3 days, or refrigerate them for up to a week. They can also be safely frozen for up to 2 months.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Bundt Cakes Sticking to the Pan: To prevent the cakes from sticking, ensure the pans are well-greased and floured, or use a good-quality non-stick spray. Let the cakes cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before trying to remove them.
  • Dry Cakes: Overbaking often leads to dry cakes. Keep a close eye on the baking time and conduct the toothpick test to maintain the right moisture level.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Allow the little ones to help with measuring and combining the ingredients. They can also help with transferring the batter into the pans and garnishing the frosted, cooled cakes with crushed candy canes. Always supervise kids, especially when using the oven, but rest assured they’ll delight in contributing to the holiday baking fun!

Topping Options

While the chocolate frosting and crushed candy canes are a classic choice, other delightful topping options could include a sprinkling of powdered sugar, a handful of mini chocolate chips, or even a lavish drizzle of chocolate ganache.

Why This Recipe Works

The Mini Peppermint Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes recipe is a triumph due to the perfect harmony of refreshing peppermint and rich chocolate. The individual servings make these cakes not only delicious but also adorably festive. They’re the perfect addition to spread joy at any holiday event!

What are some other fun holiday desserts to try?

These chocolate peppermint mini bundt cakes are super easy to make! The easy recipe uses a combination of cake mix and frosting and crushed peppermint on top. This is a great recipe to make with kids! #baking #holidayrecipes #peppermint
Yield: 24 Mini Bundt Cakes

Chocolate Peppermint Mini Bundt Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 16-ounce carton sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (15-16 ounce)
  • 1 4-ounce package instant pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups mini chocolate chips (plus more for topping, optional)
  • 1 container chocolate frosting for topping (optional)
  • 10 peppermint candies, crushed (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and prepare a mini Bundt pan by greasing with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat to together the egg, sour cream and peppermint extract.
  3. Add the cake mix and instant pudding mix and stir to combine. Batter will be thick.
  4. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon the batter into the mini Bundt pan and fill each cup halfway full.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow cake to cool in pan for 30 minutes, then flip pan over onto a wire cooling rack and allow the cakes to cool completely.
  8. To make the chocolate glaze, heat one container
    of chocolate frosting in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir to mix, then spoon the frosting over the top of the cakes.
  9. Garnish with additional mini chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy if desired.

Nutrition Information


24 mini cakes

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 109Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 19mgSodium 38mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 8gProtein 1g

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Are you going to start a holiday baking tradition this year?  How do you plan to start your tradition?

Karen Chaney

Friday 22nd of December 2023

These are so easy, so delicious, and so festive for Christmas! Love them!

Alexandra Kin

Monday 9th of December 2019

I love the cracked candy canes sprinkled on top. Genius!

Janine Huldie

Thursday 5th of December 2019

Perfectly festive peppermint recipe to totally bake up with the kiddos. Pinning and going to see if I could indeed make with my girls now. Thanks, Nellie :)

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