Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
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.
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch clove
Gift Tag Directions
- gingerbread cake mix (the ingredients in the baggie)
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 small egg
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 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.
- Decorate mug and attach a gift tag with the following directions on how to prepare the cake.
- The gift tag should read: Gingerbread Cake. Then list the ingredients under Gift Tag Directions above, followed by these instructions.
- "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!".
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.