Happy December everyone! I’m so excited to bake lots of holiday treats this month. Lately, I’ve been craving ginger spice treats. I’ve already made a ginger spice latte.

That immediately made me wan to try making a ginger spice latte mug cake.

Speaking of lattes, have you tried the new Verismo system from Starbucks? It’s their version of the single cup home coffee system that even makes Starbucks lattes by inserting a milk pod. I recently sampled it at Sur La Table and really enjoyed it.

Anyway, back to the ginger spice latte mug cake. This came out quite good. You can taste the ginger and the molasses. The only thing was that the coffee flavor is a little light.

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Ginger Spice Latte Mug Cake


2 tbsp strong brewed coffee
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp molasses
4 1/2 tsp sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp fat free milk
5 1/2 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp baking powder


1. Combine all ingredients into oversized mug. Stir with a small whisk or fork until batter is smooth.
2. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. If cake is not done, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Serve while warm. Top with whipped cream if desired.


12 Responses to “Ginger Spice Latte Mug Cake”

  1. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — December 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I have yet to test out the mug cake method, but this looks like a great place to start :) Love a good ginger cake!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 3rd, 2012 @ 11:59 am

      I have a lot of mug cakes, so definitely take a look through and try a few.

  2. what katie's baking — December 3, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    i love mug cakes. this is such a festive take on them! yum!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 4th, 2012 @ 9:42 am

      I love mug cakes too!

  3. Peggy — December 7, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I’m all about the mug cake method in a pinch! Love seeing new and unique flavor combos =)

    • Kirbie replied: — December 7th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

      I adore mug cakes!

  4. Laura — March 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I tried out this cake and the flavour is delicious, but it turned out kind of dense and gooey. Any suggestions?

    • Kirbie replied: — March 7th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

      This cake is a little dense but it shouldn’t be gooey. Yours might be a little undercooked. I’m still trying to work out getting rid of the denseness for the white cake based mug cakes. For the pb and Nutella ones, it’s doesn’t get really dense. If i figure out a way to improve the texture, I’ll post it.

  5. anica — January 19, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Hi! This mug cake looks delicious!! Is there anyway I could make it without a microwave?

    • Kirbie replied: — January 20th, 2014 @ 12:23 am

      Unfortunately, this recipe is designed for microwave cooking.

  6. Maya — August 3, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Definitely forgot the egg lol but it still came out great!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 4th, 2014 @ 9:10 am

      so glad it still came out great!

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