Fall Recipes: Pumpkin Mug Cake for the Win

This pumpkin mug cake recipe is magic. All you need is a microwave and a few pantry staples to make some pumpkin greatness happen. Treats like this make like worth living, don't they?Who loves pumpkin more, you or me? Let’s see, I’m first in line at Starbucks every September when the pumpkin spice latte becomes available again. I even make pumpkin desserts all year long, including this pumpkin mug cake recipe I’m sharing with you today. I love pumpkin that much. It’s my thing. If it’s your thing too, you’re going to love me for what you’re about to taste.

Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe – Bake in the Microwave

Despite my obsession, I’m having to feed this pumpkin addiction of mine a little differently now that I have joined Club Mamahood. I simply don’t have as many hours to devote to baking up pumpkin deliciousness in my kitchen these days. Can you relate? So that’s why I created this pumpkin mug cake recipe. All you need is a microwave and a few pantry staples to make some pumpkin magic happen.

Pumpkin-Mug-Cake-RecipeTreats like this make like worth living. Try it and you will see what I mean.

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe

Do you love pumpkin desserts but lack the time to bake them? If you’ve got 1 minute and a microwave handy, you can bake this delicious pumpkin mug cake.

  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Heat up 1 tablespoon of butter in a mug for a few seconds to soften it (not melt it).
  2. Add in the remaining cake batter ingredients and stir until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the topping.
  4. Pinch the butter and mix everything together with your fingers.
  5. When the batter starts to get lumpy, simply pour it on top of the cake batter.
  6. Cook the cake in the microwave for about a minute and half but keep a close eye on it.
  7. Top with whipped cream and a caramel drizzle if desired.
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 1 minute



  1. Oh that’s so festive and it looks delicious!

  2. BEST MUG CAKE EVER!!! I need to try this!
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  3. Mmmm! This pumpkin mug cake looks delicious! I love all things pumpkin. I’m definitely going to have to give this a try.
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  4. I am not a pumpkin person but hubby definitely can relate to your love of pumpkin. Pinning this and will try to make it for him. Congrats on the new baby.

    Thrifting Diva

  5. hmmmmm yummy love pumpkin

  6. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I am going to have to get all of these ingredients!
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  7. Pinning! I love pumpkin spice anything and I also do simple well!!! thank you!
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  8. Delicious! I have a feeling I am going to eat a whole lot of pumpkin this Fall.
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  9. I’m obsessed with pumpkin right now! This is such an easy single serve option :-)
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  10. oh yum. looks so good!
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  11. In a mug? Are you for real? This is right up my alley! Yum!

  12. This looks so delicious! I’ve never tried to make a mug cake before.
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  13. I LOVE PUMPKIN! But more than pumpkin I love easy recipes so I guess I love this too!

  14. I do love a good mug cake. This looks great!
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  15. I love simple cup recipes like this! They are so clever and perfect for when you’re on your own and want something comforting quickly!

    Katie <3
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  16. I saw the first photo of this post and said “OOOO YUM” really loud lol! This looks super yummy! What a great idea!!!!
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  17. This sounds amazing for the coffee lovers!

  18. i have always wondered about microwave cakes! may just have to try this one – so delicious looking!
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  19. Yum! I’m so excited that its pumpkin season again! This looks delicious
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  20. A girl after my fall-pumpkin-filled heart! Love this recipe!
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  21. This looks delish! We need to get your baby used to baby wearing so you can get your pumpkin baking fix…some things can’t be sacrificed for babies! :)
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  22. I love anything pumpkin flavored. And I love mug cakes. So I will definitely be making this soon!
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  23. great idea! single serve is perfect!!
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  24. This looks so good! Perfect Sunday morning breakfast!
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  25. This made me SOOO hungry. I love it. Pinning this!
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  26. Okay this looks amazing!!! I am going to try this but make it vegan :)
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  27. This is EVERYTHING! Even though it’s only September it seems to already be pumpkin time <3
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  28. YUM this looks great. And I’m with you- pumpkin is my love language!

  29. Sound delicious! I love easy, single serve desserts. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Mmm …. this looks delicious! Heading to my microwave now;)