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Gingerbread Mug Cake (Egg Free)

4.48 from 34 votes
Learn how to make my Gingerbread Mug Cake recipe for a spicy, delicious seasonal mug cake you can make in just minutes!
Gingerbread Mug Cake - Every mouthfull tastes like Fall, the only regret is you didn't make two!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

The Fall is all about comfort food. When I was growing up, a lot of holiday desserts like gingerbread were full of warm spices that just made you feel good from head to toe. This Gingerbread Mug Cake is a perfect single-serving cake that will give you that warm feeling and it takes as long to cook as it does to mix up from scratch, which is almost no time at all.

Since Fall is here I like to make the most of seasonal flavors, like spices, apples and pumpkin. Don’t get me wrong, Spring and Summer have their perks but there is just something about the Fall and Winter months that I love. Growing up in Ireland, it was pretty much Winter year round so I’m very familiar with cold days and dark evenings.

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Gingerbread Mug Cake (Egg-free Recipe)

4.48 from 34 votes
Learn how to make my Gingerbread Mug Cake recipe for a spicy, delicious seasonal mug cake you can make in just minutes!
Author: justputzing.com
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Learn how to make my Gingerbread Mug Cake recipe for a spicy, delicious seasonal mug cake you can make in just minutes!
Author: justputzing.com
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon dark molasses

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug (roughly 1 cup measurement) mix together all of the ingredients until smooth.
  • Microwave for 45 seconds - 1 minute. If cake is not done cook for another 10 seconds.(Timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary).
  • Eat straight away with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Lenny
Lenny
2 years ago

I was in the mood for ginger cookies, but figured a mug cake would be faster. Hunted for recipes and found this. Loved it, even though I made a few changes, because of laziness and lack of ingredients. I didn’t have molasses, so tried it with honey. Also, doubled the ginger qty as I used powdered ginger instead of fresh. And used butter intead of oil. The colour was a lot more insipid than yours, for obvs reasons 😀 but it still turned out yummm.

Jay Hope
Jay Hope
8 months ago

I am so annoyed with myself I devoured this before I could take a pic 🤣 The absolute best. So light. So fluffy. I used 1/2 teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon as I love them both and it was pure perfection. Also used gf flour blend. Delicious. Very well done and thank you so much.

Brian Loewen
Brian Loewen
8 months ago

Add a dozen or 2 of raisins

Nisha Dee Patel
Nisha Dee Patel
2 years ago

Oh my! What a delicacy! Amazing with just the right hint of spice!

I Food
I Food
2 years ago

Used almond flour + coconut flour instead of all-purpose; coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and date sugar instead of brown sugar. Also added a little bit of nutmeg and cardamom and a teeny tiny bit of salt – delish!!

Thanks

Helena Bourmault
Helena Bourmault
4 years ago

I made this with exact same ingredients as yours and cooked the cake in my 800W microwave for 1 minute 10 seconds. The cake tasted good but I don’t understand why the cake was half the size as yours.

Cassandra Holden
Cassandra Holden
2 years ago

SO good! The best mug cake recipe I’ve EVER had. Tastes like a warm apple cider donut.

AUDREY GRAHAM
AUDREY GRAHAM
2 years ago

Can you make this into low carb using almond or coconut flours? How much would you use I stead of all purpous flour

Marcy Gregory
2 years ago

Can I use gluten free flour in this recipe?

izzy
izzy
2 years ago

How many calories are in one mug cake? Made one of your 2 layer microwave cakes for a coffee morning but now fancy a quick afternoon snack ???? Just don’t want to be too naughty. Thanks!

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