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Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake

Effortless Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake with a cashew butter topping – decadent treat for one.

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Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake

This Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake gives me so much comfort. It’s like a little pick-me-up when I just need something to warm my soul. I love that it’s not uber-sweet, so in a sense, I’m not feeding my sugar giant. It has all the feels of warmth from the cinnamon and ginger while the molasses leave it with a very distinct flavour. I simply love it. I don’t eat it all the time but when I do, I savour every bite!

I’ve been incorporating molasses in my life to holistically overcome my “being on the verge of anaemia”. Well, really, what my GP wanted me to do was down a few iron tablets and I was just like “no, I’ll find another way thanks”. Whenever I take molasses, I see a boost in my energy levels, especially during my cycle, it has a way of making me feel that much better. Although, it doesn’t completely get rid of the cramps but that’s another story.

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Comfortingly topped with cashew butter

Speaking of energy levels (or strength rather), today is the last day of the Women’s Strength Summit, an online conference hosted by Steph Gaudreau from I have been overwhelmed (in a good way) with a wealth of information that I didn’t even know I needed. You know when someone starts to speak on something; it totally relates to you but you had no idea it was an actual topic? Yeah, that was me through this whole summit. Learned a whole lot that I need to apply to my life; like how I can’t JUST do yoga LOL.

I hate HIIT though. Guys, I tried it and I’m sorry, I cannot stand when it feels like my heart is about to eject itself from my chest. However, now I realise, I might need to add in some strength training to ensure I don’t go breaking my joints by accident and what-not. I guess I’ll figure it out.. after this mug cake.

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Do you like mug cakes? Are you a HIIT lover? Or are you a certified yogi (even if only in your head like me)?

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Moist and comforting Chocolate Molasses Mug Cake

Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins

Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake with a cashew butter topping

Course: Dessert, Treat
Cuisine: Baked Goods, Paleo
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp organic blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (or homemade)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  1. Add your ingredients to your mug in the order of the list* and stir well.
  2. Place in your microwave* for 1 minute 20 seconds.
  3. Serve and enjoy
Recipe Notes

*Adding the ingredients in order should prevent you adding some cold milk to your oil to avoid it hardening
** I have a 700W microwave so adjust timings accordingly
Lastly, your cake may have a molten effect in the middle when done - this is fine, if you leave as is; your cake will still be cooking so allowing it to rest works. You could also just stir this through your cake, I found it helped to keep the cake extremely moist!

The size of this cake means it can actually be shared by 2 people.. (just letting you know lol!)

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    March, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Is there a possibility of baking in a toaster oven? I don’t own a microwave oven and this looks delicious.

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      March, 2016 at 2:34 PM

      Hi Mel! I’m not too savvy on toaster ovens but I’m sure it will work.. I would suggest preheating it to 175C/350F and baking 5-10 minutes. Try to watch it carefully, once the middle starts bubbling out I would suggest taking it out to check the outer edges aren’t overcooking. You could also cover with foil to help bake it evenly. If in doubt, try cooking at a lower temperature for a longer time to be safe. Please let me know if it worked for you! 🙂

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    Raia Torn (@RaiaTorn)
    March, 2016 at 8:38 PM

    I need this in my life! 🙂 So glad I found it…

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      March, 2016 at 10:06 PM

      Oh Raia, everyone needs a mug cake in their lives haha! I’m so glad you did too, hope you enjoy this one 🙂

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    March, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    I LOVE ginger and chocolate together, what a lovely combo! This mug cake sounds amazing!

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      March, 2016 at 4:42 PM

      I know! The ginger comes out beautifully in the cake! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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    March, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    This looks utterly alluring and completely delicious!! I can practically taste the chocolate molasses flavors colliding.

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      March, 2016 at 4:42 PM

      Ah the flavours are indulgent! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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