Gingerbread Mug Cake Close Up View with whipped cream and sprinkles

Gingerbread Mug Cake

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute 15 seconds
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: American


An easy to make single serve holiday dessert that’s delicious topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!



  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. molasses
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 5 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch salt


1. Place butter in a microwave-safe mug and microwave 30 seconds on high or until melted.

2. Add molasses, milk, and sugar to the melted butter and whisk with a fork until evenly combined.

3. Add remaining dry ingredients into the mug gradually, whisking with a fork in between each addition until smooth.

4. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds. If the top of the mug cake is still wet, microwave in 10 second bursts until the top of the cake is just set.

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