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How To Make A Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake

You don’t always want to create a large batch of cupcakes or one large cake, when you just fancy something sweet and quick.

How To Make A Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake

This is where mug cakes are ideal, as they take a matter of minutes to create, and involve the most minimal amount of ingredients. You can easily create any flavor of mug cake that you wish.

When the weather starts to get cooler, and we approach the festive season, you may wish to create a chocolate, ginger, and molasses cake.

This mug cake is rich, dense, and truly delicious. What makes this recipe even better is that it is ideal for anyone on a paleo diet.

In this article, discover how to make this paleo chocolate, ginger, and molasses mug cake in a matter of minutes.

What Is A Mug Cake?

A mg cake is exactly as it sounds, as it is a cake that is made inside a mug. These cakes are usually cooked in the microwave, due to most mugs not being suitable to be placed inside an oven.

However, by being cooked in a microwave oven means that the baking time is shortened as well. 

Mug cakes have risen in popularity, as it is easy to make a single serving of a cake in no time. You can easily customize them to use the flavors and ingredients you have on hand. Thus, if you don’t have eggs or certain flavorings, then you can use something else. 

Ingredients Needed For This Mug Cake

When making a mug cake, you don’t require large quantities of ingredients. To create this chocolate, ginger and molasses mug cake, you will require the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (melted).
  • 1 tablespoon of tapioca flour.
  • 1 tablespoon of either homemade or unsweetened almond milk.
  • 1 tablespoon of organic cocoa powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of organic molasses.
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger.
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder.
  • Small pinch of salt.

Chocolate Ginger And Molasses Mug Cake Instructions

Now you have collected all the ingredients you will need and your preferred mug, you wish to make this cake with, then you are ready to create this mug cake. 

Step 1: Combine Your Ingredients

Using a microwave safe mug, add all of your ingredients and mix together. You need to spend a couple of minutes ensuring that everything is well combined.

The cake batter will be extremely thick, but you must ensure that there is no flour visible.

Step 2: Bake Your Cake

Once all the ingredients are well combined, you may now bake your cake. Place the mug inside your microwave oven and bake your cake for 60 seconds to 2 minutes.

You want your cake to have increased in size and is spongy to the touch. 

Step 3: Serve Your Cake

How To Make A Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake

Once the cake is cooked, then you can serve the cake. You may wish to add an icing, frosting, or a dollop of ice cream. Otherwise, you could just eat the cake as it is.

That’s how you create a mug cake. It is really that simple and takes a matter of minutes to create. This cake will be rich and dense with a lightly spiced and chocolate flavor. 

Can You Store Mug Cakes?

Usually, mug cakes are best when served and eaten fresh. However, if you made yourself an extra large mug cake, and you have some leftovers, then you can cover the remaining cake.

This remaining cake should then be placed in the refrigerator. Although, it must be consumed in 24 hours. 

To reheat the leftovers, place the mug back in the microwave and reheat the leftover cake for 15 to 30 seconds, until just warm.

What Topping Can You Use?

Once your chocolate, ginger, and molasses mug cake is cooked, you may add a wide variety of toppings. The following are some of our favorites:


Add a refreshing and juicy element to your mug cake. Top the cake with a small handful of blueberries, strawberries, or blackberries. This will add a pleasant acidity which will cut through all the sweetness of the cake.

Paleo Ice Cream

Why not add a scoop of your favorite paleo ice cream. This will help to make the cake feel even more luxurious and comforting to eat. Also, the hot and cold elements work well with one another. 

Paleo Or Vegan Frosting

If you have a bit more time or if you have some store bought frosting on hand, then you could top your cake with a layer of this frosting. Then for more elegance while not adding more cocoa powder. 

Caramel Sauce

While your mug cake is still hot, add a drizzle of your favorite store bought or homemade caramel sauce. This could be regular caramel sauce, or why not add some sea salt for a sweet and salty twist. 

Coconut Whipped Cream

Create a quick pot of coconut whipped cream to add to your hot mug cake. The sweetness and lightness of the coconut whipped cream works really well with the dense and spiced cake. 

Final Thoughts

When you are craving something sweet, then why not make a mug cake, which creates a single serving of cake in no time.

This chocolate, ginger, and molasses mug cake is really straightforward to create, and contains mouth watering and satisfying flavors. 

You can easily customize this recipe to use the ingredients to have on hand. In addition to adding additional toppings to create an extra special treat. 

We hope you have found this article enjoyable. Now you know how to create this delicious chocolate, ginger, and molasses cake. The next time you find something craving for cake, you need to give this recipe a try.

Justin Roberts