This warm and delicious Pumpkin Mug Cake is cooked in the microwave, making it the easiest and fastest single serving dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth!  

If you love Mug Cakes, be sure to try my Peanut Butter Mug Cake, Chocolate Mug Cake and Vanilla Mug Cake!

Pumpkin Mug Cake in a mug, with chocolate chips on top.

My main reason for creating this Pumpkin Mug Cake recipe is to bring a little joy to your life, because what’s cooler than a delicious cake that’s made and cooked in under 5 minutes?!  Mug cakes are amazing! All you need is few simple ingredients (make my pumpkin pie spice if you don’t have any on hand) and they come together to make a fun treat for one, or two people, if you feel like doubling the recipe.

Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice

Labeled ingredients needed to make pumpkin mug cake.

How to make Pumpkin Mug Cake:

  1. Add flour, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt to a mug and stir together.
  2. Stir in milk, pumpkin, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth, being sure to scrape the bottom of the mug. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.
  3. Cook in microwave for 70-90 seconds* (until cake is just set, but still barely shiny on top). Allow to rest in microwave for 1 minute before consuming.

Three process photos for mixing the ingredients for pumpkin mug cake, in a mug.

Pro Tips:

  • Cook time: All microwaves are different so it’s difficult to give a precise cook time. Start with 70 seconds, wait 1 minute while it cools, then look to see if it is set. Add an additional 15-25 seconds if needed. Allow it to rest in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Keep in mind the cake will continue to cook as it cools off.

Use your leftover canned pumpkin to make any of my Pumpkin Desserts, like:

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Cake

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Recipe

Pumpkin Mug Cake in a mug, with chocolate chips on top.
Prep 3 mins
Cook 2 mins
Total 5 mins
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Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon melted butter
  • Dash vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips , if desired, or serve with a dollop of whipped cream

Instructions
 

  • Add flour, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt to a mug and stir together.
    Flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder in a mug to make mug cake.
  • Stir in milk, pumpkin, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth, being sure to scrape the bottom of the mug. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.
  • Cook in microwave for 70-90 seconds* (until cake is just set, but still barely shiny on top). Allow to rest in microwave for 1 minute before consuming.

Notes

*Because all microwaves are different, it's difficult to give a precise cook time. Start with 70 seconds, wait 1 minute while it cools, then look to see if it is set. Add an additional 15-25 seconds if needed. Allow it to rest in the microwave for 1 minute.
The trick with mug cakes is to stop cooking the cake earlier than you think, because you want it to be soft on the inside, and the cake will also continue to cook as it cools.

Nutrition

Calories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 74gProtein: 5gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 143mgFiber: 2gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 2684IUCalcium: 97mgIron: 2mg

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