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Pumpkin Mug Cake

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Pumpkin mug cake is the perfect dessert when you are craving a pumpkin treat. This mug cake recipe combines basic baking ingredients with pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and milk to create an irresistible snack for one with very little prep and clean up and is ready in under 3 minutes to enjoy. 

Pumpkin Mug Cake

I am a lover of cake! There is something about enjoying a moist piece of cake after the kids go to bed while I am winding down for the evening. Some of my favorites are Shirley Temple Poke Cake and Apple Toffee Dump Cake

Recently I discovered a new love of mug cakes. Mug cakes are basically a single serving cake cooked in the microwave in just a few minutes. They require very little prep work, have 1 dish to clean up, and is perfect when you are craving a nice warm piece of cake. 

pumpkin mug cake

This pumpkin mug cake combines my love of pumpkin and cake into a single serving pumpkin-flavored moist treat that I can enjoy any day of the week without the mess of making a full-size cake.  

How to make Pumpkin Mug Cake

  • Add all of the ingredients into a (microwavable) mug.
  • Mix well.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes. 
  • Add some whipped cream and sprinkle a dash of pumpkin pie spice. 
  • Enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you don’t have pumpkin spice on hand you can easily create your own by combining cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger to create a pumpkin spice variation. 
  • Throw some mini chocolate chips into your cake batter for a pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake. 
  • If you are worried about your cake sticking to your mug, spray it lightly with cooking spray before mixing the batter. 
  • If you are a lover of ice cream, omit your whipped cream and add a small scoop of vanilla ice cream or egg nog ice cream to the top. 
  • Although I love our homemade Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree, with this recipe you might want to use the store-bought version because it is smoother and creamier. This makes a big difference in mug cakes because of limited mixing. 

Can I make my own Pumpkin Pie Spice?

Yes, you sure can. I have a really great and simple recipe to make pumpkin pie spice yourself. Sometimes it can be hard to find in the supermarket and it is much less expensive to make it yourself.

Can I eat my mug cake right away?

The great thing about mug cake is that they are ready in 2 minutes! You will still want to let it cool for up to 5 minutes prior to enjoying it. 

pumpkin mug cake

Can I cook these in the oven?

Single-serve dishes are a huge hit, especially with kids! If you are making these for a crowd you can cook them in the oven. Just mix them in oven-safe ramekin dishes and place them in the oven to cook. The 3.5-inch ones work best. Cook for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 

The Secrets to the Perfect Mug Cake

Mug cakes are easy to make and so much easier to clean up, but if you are new to making mug cakes you might want a few helpful tips to make sure it comes out just right!

  • When making a mug cake you want to make sure you mix the ingredients really well. You don’t want to overmix, but you want to make sure you get in all the crevices of the mug to ensure it is all mixed together. 
  • 2 minutes is usually the perfect amount of time for mug cakes, but you will want to check it and make sure if it is done. If it needs to cook longer do this in 10-second increments to prevent overcooking your cake. Overcooking will result in a dry rubbery cake. 

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Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes

Pumpkin mug cake is the perfect dessert when you are craving a pumpkin treat. This mug cake recipe combines basic baking ingredients with pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, vanilla, and milk to create an irresistible snack for one with very little prep and clean up and is ready in under 3 minutes to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 4 TBSP Flour
  • 3 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder
  • ¼ TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 TBSP Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ TSP Vanilla
  • 3 TBSP Milk

Instructions

    1. Add all of the ingredients into a (microwavable) mug.
    2. Mix well.
    3. Microwave for 2 minutes. 
    4. Add some whipped cream and sprinkle a dash of pumpkin pie spice. 
    5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 1105mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 5g

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