Chocolate Peppermint Mug Cake Recipe: A Festive Holiday Dessert for One by 30Seconds Food

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Chocolate Peppermint Mug Cake Recipe: A Festive Holiday Dessert for One

With some Christmas and other holiday gatherings being a lot smaller than others – and many spending it alone – some are looking for desserts for one. The festive chocolate peppermint mug cake recipe is just what you need! The moist chocolate cake is topped with crushed peppermint candies or candy canes. What's more festive than that?

If you have a larger group, let everyone make their own (especially the kids). So easy and fun! This chocolate mug cake recipe will be a favorite well beyond the holiday season. For a fun holiday food gift, put all the ingredients into a plastic zipper bag then place it in a fun mug. Wrap in plastic wrap for a quick, inexpensive Christmas gift. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 90 seconds
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • crushed candy canes or peppermint candies
  • whipped cream, for serving

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a large coffee mug (at least 12 ounces), combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the milk and oil. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. 
  4. Microwave for 90 seconds. Allow cake to rest for 2 minutes before topping with whipped cream or ice cream and additional crushed candy canes. 

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Candy Canes $2 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up
Chocolate Chips $3 & Up
Cocoa Powder $3 & Up
Vegetable Oil $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
This looks amazing! I love that you can do a single serving. Perfect for smaller get-togethers like we're having this year, thank you!
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