Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Helping you get through the rest of the week with something extra special special and a dash festive. A Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Mug Cake! You don’t have to be a skilled baker to bake up this seriously easy gingerbread mug cake. This is a deep-dish style cake that is baked in a large mug and only requires a coffee mug, a few holiday pantry staples, and takes pretty much no effort or time to make! What’s even better, you don’t have share! Each mug cake is a single serving. So, it may be the season of sharing, but you’re allowed to indulge for yourself every once in a while. Especially with this deliciously spiced cake! There are subtle hints of vanilla, small chunks of gooey-melted chocolate, and every bite is truly like biting into a freshly baked gingerbread cookie. Enjoy this personal-sized treat warm, right out of the microwave, with an extra helping of Chantilly Cream and chocolate sauce! SO. GOOD.

mug with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, cinnamon sticks, and star anise

About The Recipe

I’ll be honest, I have a serious love for mug cakes. I mean, a single serving of cake just for you, made in about 5 minutes, and this mug cake in particular tastes just like a gingerbread cookie!

And, it’s the perfect thing when you just want a quick bite of something sweet with no time to bake an entire batch of cookies.

It’s SO good!

But, I thought I might have been being a little biased because gingerbread is one of my favorite things in the world…so, I asked my family to take a bite. Everyone agreed that it tasted really, really good!

My favorite thing was seeing their reactions to the chocolate chips scattered throughout the mug cake, especially down towards the bottom.

mug cake with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and a spoon full of cake next to it

This mug cake is so simple to make. It’s spicy, perfectly sweet, light, fluffy, and it’s guaranteed to be your new go-to when craving something sweet.

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Egg
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Molasses
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Gingerbread Spice
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
flour, gingerbread spice, milk, egg, sugar, chocolate chips, vegetable oil, salt, baking powder, vanilla, and molasses in bowls

Instructions

In a large mug, combine the egg, vegetable oil, milk, vanilla, and molasses. Whisk until the mixture is thoroughly combined.

Whisk in the flour, sugar, gingerbread spice, baking powder, and salt. Sprinkle the top with chocolate chips.

Place in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds on full power. Each microwave is different, so yours may need to cook a little longer. Keep an eye on it and use a toothpick/cake tester to determine if your cake is done!

chocolate chip gingerbread cake in a mug

Top with chantilly cream and chocolate sauce, dig a spoon in, and enjoy!

What To Serve With This Gingerbread Mug Cake…

The possibilities are about as endless as your imagination! Whether this is a quick dessert, or maybe you want it to be a little extra special…here are a few ideas on what to serve with this mug cake!

How To Store

If there is any of the mug cake left over, cover the top of the mug with plastic wrap, and store overnight in the refrigerator! Just keep in mind that it doesn’t store or reheat as well as a traditional cake!

mug with spoon inside, whipped cream , chocolate sauce, and whole spices

Expert Tips

  • Check your spices! Your gingerbread spice may be stronger or weaker than ours. Adjust the amount based on your preferences!
  • Every microwave is different. We have a 1250 watt microwave and my mug cakes are perfect at one minute and 20 seconds. Depending on your microwave will depend on the cook time! Adjust as needed.
  • If the mug cake is tough, it’s over cooked.
  • The chocolate chips, chantilly cream, and chocolate sauce are optional, but highly recommended!
  • This recipe does not store very well.

When you make this Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Mug Cake, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

mug with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, cinnamon sticks, and star anise

Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Caylie
Perfectly spiced, so easy to make, and absolutely delicious! This Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Mug Cake is the perfect single serving for this holiday season.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 770 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons gingerbread spice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • Chantilly Cream, for topping

Instructions

  • In a large mug, whisk together egg, vegetable oil, milk, vanilla, and molasses.
  • Stir in flour, sugar, gingerbread spice, baking powder, and salt.
  • Sprinkle top with chocolate chips.
  • Microwave on full power for 1 minute 20 seconds.
  • Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

Notes

  • Check your spices! Your gingerbread spice may be stronger or weaker than ours. Adjust the amount based on your preferences!
  • Every microwave is different. We have a 1250 watt microwave and my mug cakes are perfect at one minute and 20 seconds. Depending on your microwave will depend on the cook time! Adjust as needed.
  • If the mug cake is tough, it's over cooked.
  • The chocolate chips, Chantilly cream, and chocolate sauce are optional, but highly recommended!
  • This recipe does not store very well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mugCalories: 770kcalCarbohydrates: 89gProtein: 12gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 801mgPotassium: 428mgFiber: 3gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 403IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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