Quick and easy, this low carb spicy gingerbread mug cake is a sweet treat any time of the year. Lowcarb-ology.com

Spicy Gingerbread Mug Cake

Quick and easy gingerbread for one made right in your microwave! Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and just a drop of molasses gives this cake authentic flavor. 5.8 net carbs per serving.
Course Dessert
Cuisine low carb
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Lowcarbology Editorial


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder or 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce trust me
  • Pinch baking soda
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons cold strong as possible, black coffee
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon unsulphered molasses
  • 10 drops vanilla stevia liquid
  • 1 egg


  • Spray the inside of a mug with nonstick spray.
  • Mix the dry ingredients together.
  • Mix the coffee, butter, and molasses together.
  • Beat the egg and stevia liquid and mix in to the butter mixture.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well blended.
  • Spoon into the mug and microwave for 40 to 60 seconds.
  • It may take some practice to know exactly how long to bake it in your particular microwave.


9.0 carbs....
5.8 net carbs