This No Bake Gingerbread Mug Cake is the perfect, quick dessert when you’re craving those festive flavours this holiday season. Quick and simple to make, and perfectly flavoured with traditional gingerbread spices.
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The festive season is rapidly approaching, and I’m definitely in the holiday spirit thanks to this delicious No Bake Gingerbread Mug Cake.
This gingerbread mug cake is made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and a few cupboard ingredients. The cake itself is moist, light, and fluffy. It’s not at all rubbery like some mug cakes can be! I decided to top my mug cake off with buttercream frosting and some gingerbread sprinkles, but that’s completely optional!
I created this recipe by pure accident last year and cannot believe I’ve never shared this gingerbread mug cake before, because it’s a keeper!
No Bake Gingerbread Mug Cake Recipe
The story goes something like this: On a cold fall day last year, I was in the kitchen playing around, attempting to develop the perfect fall spice mug cake. As I was adding in the usual fall spices, I realised I’d added in a little too much ginger. The ginger dominated the other fall spices I’d added, but not in a bad way.
My result tasted very, very close to gingerbread. Not a traditional gingerbread, but it was quite close. It was missing the molasses (and had some extra spices that needed omitting too). That night in the kitchen, I started developing my gingerbread mug cake. It seemed that the only thing missing was the molasses.
I played around with the recipe and on just the second attempt adding in the molasses and tweaking the fall spices to traditional gingerbread spices, this traditional mug cake was born. And boy is it good!
I’ve made quite a lot of mug cakes in the past. I love that they’re such a speedy and easy way to have your cake and eat it in a fraction of the time needed. When you have that dessert craving and don’t want the worry of baking up a huge cake, or the calories of eating said huge cake, then a mug cake might be for you.
And when it only takes 5 minutes to have your cake and eat it too, there’s no excuse not to enjoy one. Single-serve heaven.
Get your forks at the ready and dive in!
Gingerbread Mug Cake Recipe
To get this No Bake Gingerbread Mug Cake Recipe, head on over to my post on SoFab Food.
What’s your favourite holiday sweet? Are you more of a cake person or cookies all the way?
More Gingerbread sweets and treats from fellow food bloggers:
Gingerbread Cookies [that don’t spread in the oven] by Baking A Moment
Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle by Life, Love and Sugar
Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Liv for Cake
Overnight Gingerbread French Toast Breakfast Bake by Averie Cooks