peppermint hot chocolate mug cake

There's nothing better on a cold winter day than a mug of hot chocolate - oh wait there is and it's hot chocolate mug CAKE! I can't believe I only just discovered this miraculous dessert because this would have made many late university nights a whole lot better. This cake, topped with minty whipped cream and crushed peppermints, tastes like Christmas in a cup and goes perfectly well with an evening of holiday movies.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mug Cake (GF)


For the cake:
3 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons sweet rice flour
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Pinch of sea salt

For the whipped cream:
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons icing sugar (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Peppermint candies (crushed)

1. In a small bowl, whisk the egg.
2. Pour the oil in the mug and swirl it up the sides to coat.
3. Combine all the rest of the ingredients, including the egg, in the mug. Whisk until it's well combined.
4. Place in the microwave on high for 90 seconds.
5. Let cool completely.
6. Beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the sugar and peppermint extract and beat until combined. You will have lots of whip cream, enough to make mug cakes for you and a group of friends!
7. Dollop the whipped cream onto the cooled cake and sprinkle with crushed candies.

Recipe adapted from Simply Gluten-Free

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