Cake in a Mug: Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread is a holiday staple but it is time-consuming. Our version is a riff on the original that takes less than 10 minutes because it bakes in the microwave! And since each is an individual serving, made in my Effortless Table mugs, you don't have to worry about eating the entire cake. So go ahead, use those extra calories to indulge in some delicious toppings. I'm not looking!

MORE: The Most Amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

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Super Fast Gingerbread Cake in a Mug

  • Yields 1 Cake
  • 5 Minutes Prep Time
  • 1 Minute Cook Time
  • For the Cake:
  • 2 tsp butter (about ½ tbsp pat, cut in half)
  • 1/8 tsp ground clove
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ c flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • For the Toppings:
  • caramel sauce
  • ice cream
  • whipped cream
  • extra Cinnamon
  • Directions:
  • 1. Put the butter in the mug and microwave for 15-20 seconds, just to melt.
  • 2. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk together with a fork until completely combined. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • 3. Immediately top with ice cream, whipped cream, and extra cinnamon. Enjoy!
Gingerbread Cake in a Mug
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Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

This photo was taken the day my mom brought me back to the US from Panama, where I was born. She had jet-black hair and a tan, whereas I was basically translucent, with white hair and big blue eyes. Security guards stopped her in the airport because they thought she was smuggling someone else’s baby out of the country. So, I guess it’s time for everyone to come clean. I was indeed stolen. I am actually a Norwegian prince. Where’s my 👑, Terri?!?! Where. Is. My. #%^*ing. 👑?!? 🤪 Happy Mother’s Day!!! I love you. Sorry I’m so weird. ❤️

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