Recipes | 13 December 2016Relieve Holiday Stress with this Chocolate Peppermint Mug Cake Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Mug cakes are perfect for a quick and easy treat. This classic chocolate mug cake recipe from 5-Minute Mug Cakes makes a great dessert for the holidays with the addition of peppermint. And let’s be honest…crushing those candies is a good way to get rid of some of your holiday frustrations! My chocolate mug cake gets a winter makeover with the addition of crushed peppermint candies, giving a cool minty finish to each bite. It’s also quite therapeutic to crush peppermint candies with a mallet—perfect relief for all that holiday stress! Ingredients ¼ cup (45g) semisweet chocolate chips 3 tbsp (45ml) fat-free milk 3 tbsp (22.5g) allpurpose flour ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tbsp (7.5ml) vegetable oil 2 peppermint candies, finely crushed Topping, optional (serves 2) ½ cup (120ml) whipping cream 2 tsp granulated sugar Method Combine chocolate chips and milk in an oversized microwave-safe mug. Microwave for about 40 seconds. Mix with a small whisk until chocolate is completely melted. Add flour, baking powder, and oil and whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in crushed peppermints. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. If cake is not done, heat an additional 15 seconds. Let cake cool a few minutes. Cake is best consumed while still warm or within a few hours of it being cooked. If desired, place the whipping cream and sugar in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer (or use a handheld mixer), and mix on high speed until peaks form. Top the cake with whipped cream. Cake is best consumed while still warm or within a few hours of being cooked. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Don’t think you can make a warm, gooey homemade cake in under five minutes? Think again! 5-Minute Mug Cakes is the perfect gift for anyone with a mug, a microwave, and a dream. With nearly 100 delectable recipes for cakes, brownies, cookies, and more, every single recipe can be made in an ordinary, microwave-safe mug in just a few minutes. Author Jennifer Lee, creator of Kirbie’s Cravings, guides you through simple recipe favorites like: -2-Ingredient Flourless Nutella® Cake -Salted-Caramel Chocolate Cake -Funfetti Cake -S’mores Cake -Strawberries & Cream Cake -Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake -Red Velvet Cake -Lemon Dream Cake and dozens more! Featuring special chapters like Skinny Mug Cakes (all under 200 calories!), Gluten-Free Mug Cakes, and even 4-Ingredients-or-Less Mug Cakes, there is no excuse for eating tasteless, packaged desserts anymore. Every recipe in 5-Minute Mug Cakes is simple, fast, and delicious. The best part? If you mix your ingredients right in your favorite mug, there is next to no cleanup! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.