Peppermint Mug Cake

21 Dec 2015

Peppermint Mug Cake

Need a quick and easy last minute dessert for Christmas? This peppermint mug cake is the perfect treat!

Peppermint Mug Cake


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!!



Peppermint Mug Cake


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)


Peppermint Mug Cake


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.

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Peppermint Mug Cake



Peppermint Mug Cake
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • green icing (I used the icing recipe from this post)
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed candy cane


Directions:

  1. Melt the butter in a microwave safe mug for around 10-20 seconds.
  2. Mix in the sugars, vanilla and peppermint extract with the melted butter. Stir in the egg yolk until fully combined.
  3. Add in the flour and cocoa powder, and mix until fully incorporated. 
  4. Place in the microwave, and microwave for around 45 seconds. Allow to cool.
  5. Frost with icing, and top with the crushed candy cane.





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14 comments:

  1. This mug cake is so cute!! I just discovered mug cakes this year and love the idea of them :)

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  2. I love this! Under 5 minutes and not too much where all I am going to do is gorge....we must have chocolate, but it's all about portion control. These mug cakes are perfectly portioned!

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  3. I love this! Under 5 minutes and not too much where all I am going to do is gorge....we must have chocolate, but it's all about portion control. These mug cakes are perfectly portioned!

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  4. This looks wonderful, I'm a big believer in the power of the microwave --- glad yours is back :)

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  5. I love this idea, nice cake, it looks really delicious!!!
    XX
    http://www.angelamall.com

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  6. Ahhhhh....that looks marvelous! In this case, we can have desserts on a whim, eh? I like!

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  7. This looks so christmasy and delicious!

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  8. The most festive mug cake ever:) Happy Holidays!

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  9. Oh my! I just drooled a little.:)

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  10. Oh my! I just drooled a little.:)

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  11. Phew, thank goodness your microwave is fixed! Not sure what I'd do without mine, especially in my dorm room...

    Your mug cake looks delicious! So festive and perfect for Christmas :)

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  12. Hi Cathleen, your moist mug cake look so delightful, love the peppermint topping. Thanks for sharing the easy recipe.

    Best regards,
    Amelia

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  13. This is dangerous! Wow, looks amazing, just a little too easy...

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  14. Yay for a working microwave. The machine is a lifesaver sometimes! I need to make another mug cake with my son soon...yours looks perfectly festive! Enjoy the holidays!!

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