The holidays are a great time of year. Christmas parties, cookie swaps, and family gatherings are good excuses to reconnect with friends and family. Sometimes, though, friends just in unexpectedly for a quick visit. With a little help from International Delight, you can be a great host at any time.
For several years, I’ve seen a trend towards non-traditional cooking techniques, including using a microwave to cook super fast sponge cakes! Using my microwave, a few simple ingredients, and my International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle creamer, I’m able to create a special holiday treat for me and my guests all in the time it takes to brew a pot of coffee!
First, I take basic ingredients like flour, eggs, and sugar, mix them with some International Delight creamer, pour them into a coffee mug, and microwave for just over a minute to create a scrumptious sponge cake.
Then, I take 1/2 cup of International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle, heat it in the microwave, and pour over 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I just mix the heck out of it until smooth.
To plate, I pour the sauce over the cakes, top with some crushed peppermint candy, and serve with cups of coffee (International Delight creamer on the side, of course!). No joke, in 10-15 minutes, I had an elegant little dessert for my drop-in guests.
Peppermint Sponge Cakes with Peppermint Ganache
2/3 C, plus 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 C white sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
2/3 C International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle creamer
2 Tbsp canola oil
dash of salt
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C International Delight Peppermint Chocolate Truffle creamer
1 candy cane, crushed (optional)
In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for sponge cake. Stir until just combined.
Spray 4 coffee mugs with non-stick cooking spray. Divide batter evenly between the 4 mugs.
Microwave 1 cake at a time for 1 minute, 15 seconds.
After cooking, place the mug upside down on a plate and shake until the cake releases. Allow to cool completely.
Meanwhile, pour the chocolate chips into a small mixing bowl.
Microwave 1/2 C International Delight creamer for 1 minute, 3o seconds. Pour over the chocolate chips and mix until smooth.
Pour sauce over the cooled cakes and top with crushed peppermint candy.
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