Candy Cane Mug Cake- this peppermint flavored cake has swirls of red and white, just like a candy cane!
This mug cake idea came to me as I was dosing off to sleep. I love how festive it is.
This is an easy cake to make for the holidays and maybe a holiday party. It’s light and fluffy and peppermint flavored.
To make the layers, you will need two extra bowls to divide up the batter. You leave half of the batter white and the other half has a few drops of red food coloring mixed in. Then you alternate adding each batter. It takes a few more minutes, but the result is so pretty!
Candy Cane Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp fat free milk
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 drops of red food coloring
- Using a small whisk, mix flour, baking powder, oil, milk, sugar, vanilla and peppermint in a small bowl until no lumps remain. Pour half of the batter into a separate small bowl. Add food coloring to one of the bowls of batter and mix until it turns uniformly red.
- Very lightly grease the bottom of a microwave-safe mug. Pour 1 1/2 tbsp of plain batter into the center bottom of mug. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of red batter directly on top, also in the center. Don't worry if batter doesn't yet reach edge of mug. As you continue to add more layers on top, the bottom layers will spread out and you'll see alternating circles of the two colors. Continue with remaining batter, alternating between the two colors until you run out of batter. Cook for about 1 minute. Top of cake should be dry to the touch.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.