Preheat oven to 350F, spray a donut pan with some cooking spray *this recipe only makes 4 donuts, I used my 6 hole Wilton donut pan.
In a bowl whisk the egg, add in the sugar, then mix in the milk and peppermint extract.
Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and baking powder, mix till all ingredients are blended.
Crush the candy canes 1 at a time, pour one of the crushed candy canes into the batter and stir well.
Divide the batter into 4 in the donut pan, I used a small spoon.
Bake in the oven for 10-11 minutes. Let cool
Melt the chocolate on a flat plate in the microwave, you do not want it to burn so do it in 30 second intervals on power 8, after every 30 seconds flip the chocolate pieces. Mine took about 2 minutes in total to melt.
Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate to coat the tops of them, then sprinkle the crushed candy cane pieces on top. The chocolate topping will harden after about 30 minutes. Best stored in a sealed container for a few days.