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2 Minute Gingerbread Cake in a Mug |

2 Minute Gingerbread Cake in a Mug

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: German


2 Minute Gingerbread Cake in a Mug is a moist and boldly flavored cake, generously seasoned with molasses, cinnamon, and ginger. A cold-weather, holiday, cozy favorite to whip up in two minutes or less.



11/2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
pinch of salt and black pepper


Confectioners’ Sugar
Ice Cream
Whipped Cream


In a microwave-safe mug, microwave the butter until melted, about 30 seconds. Swirl around the sides of the mug.

Add to the mug the sugar, milk, vanilla, and molasses; stirĀ until smooth. Then stir in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and black pepper until completely combined. You will want it to resemble a simple cake batter. If it’s too thick, add a bit of milk. If it’s too runny, add a bit of four.

Microwave the cake for about 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds (90 seconds) depending on your microwave. Mine is done at 1 minute 15 seconds. Check to make sure it’s done, top with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, ice cream, or whipped cream.

Two minutes to amazing? Yes. You’ll have to try it to believe it!


Be careful not to overbake in the microwave. Start testing at about 1 minute.

Keywords: gingerbread, gingerbread cake, microwave cake

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