After my microwave broke a couple of months ago, I was going in a mug cake withdrawal! How can I make delicious desserts in under 5 minutes? If I wanted to have something sweet after dinner, I would have had to actually needed to commit and spend at least 30 minutes making a cake, or cookies.
But now that my microwave is fixed… well. All I can say is mug cakes are back!!
And with Christmas basically just around the corner, I decided to make some really quick and super easy holiday treats that are ready in less than 5 minutes. And peppermint! I can’t get enough of peppermint at this time of year!
(I am not held responsible for the amount of crushed candy canes I buy this winter)
This mug cake, along with these rice krispie treats for one are going to be my go-to 5 minute dessert recipes for when I have unexpected guests over for the holidays. Basically because I don’t have the foresight to freeze cookie dough over the holidays.
Need a quick and easy last minute dessert for Christmas? This peppermint mug cake recipe is the perfect treat!
- 2 Tbsp salted butter
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract
- 1 large egg yolk
- 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- green icing
- 1 Tbsp crushed candy canes
Melt the butter in a microwave safe mug for around 10-20 seconds.
Mix in the sugars, vanilla and peppermint extract with the melted butter. Stir in the egg yolk until fully combined.
Add in the flour and cocoa powder, and mix until fully incorporated.
Place in the microwave, and microwave for around 45 seconds. Allow to cool.
Frost with icing, and top with the crushed candy cane.