Gingerbread Cake in a Mug

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lorraine of AZ

If you have a mug that will hold 1-1/2 cups, you can make this delicious ginger- bread cake mix for a gift for someone special -- or for yourself -- to celebrate the upcoming season. Make up the cake mix and enclose it in a sandwich-size ziplock bag. Place the sealed bag in a mug and present it with the following directions.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

Excellent single-serving gingerbread cake. And even though I made an error (I misread the ingredient list and used a tablespoon of butter instead of the egg), it still turned out delicious and moist. I dusted the top with powdered sugar, hoping it would make a nice picture, but the cake is sweet enough without icing or sweetened topping. These mug cakes are so easy to make, and the good thing is I don't have half a cake sitting around tempting me. Thanks, Lorraine of AZ. Made for the 2013 My-3-Chefs event.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mix well and place in a sandwich-size ziplock bag and seal. Place sealed bag in a mug. Make sure the mug holds a volume of at least 1-1/2 cups.
  2. Decorate mug and attach a gift tag with the following directions on how to prepare the cake.
  3. The gift tag should read: Gingerbread Cake. Then list the ingredients under Gift Tag Directions above, followed by these instructions.
  4. "Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, place Gingerbread Cake Mix from bag. Add molasses, egg and warm water and blend until thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute. Pour mixture into lightly greased mug. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!".

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