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A gingerbread mug cake covered in whipped cream and Christmas sprinkles.

Gingerbread Mug Cake

A fluffy and moist gingerbread mug cake, the perfect dessert for one!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 232kcal
Author Ella


  • 1 mug


  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg


  • In a jug or small bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Pour in the wet ingredients and whisk, making sure there are no flour pockets left and the batter is smooth.
  • Pour your batter into your mug. You don't want the batter to take up over half of the mug, otherwise it will overflow in the microwave.
  • Cook in your microwave for 1-2 minutes, might took about a minute and a half to cook on high but please note that microwaves vary on the wattage.
  • Let cool for about 5 minutes then eat!


Storage: I don't recommend storing the mug cake, it is best eaten soon after cooking.
Cooking Time: the cooking time depends on the wattage of your microwave, it can take 1-2 minutes. The higher the wattage, the faster it will cook.
Mug Size: Don't use a mug that is too small or it will overflow! Ideally the batter should take up about half of the mug before cooking. 
Additions: Add sprinkles, whipped cream, or ice cream to your mug cake! 


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 2mg