Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake That Fall Dreams Are Made Of

1 serving
2 min

Want a fluffy, pumpkin-y fall treat? It only takes 2 minutes to make this yummy pumpkin spice mug cake! With all the cozy pumpkin spice vibes, you’ll fall for this pumpkin cake in a mug! (I’ll see myself out…) (But not until I give you the recipe.)

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Pumpkin Spice Cake in a Mug
pumpkin mug cake

I really never get tired of pumpkin desserts! They are a year-round treat for me, but as soon as the morning air starts to feel a tiny bit cool, the pumpkin beast in me is unleashed.

I look to all things orange. I practically turn orange, like an autumn version of Hulk (“Pumpkin smash!”).

For this mug cake recipe I wanted to make a traditional pumpkin spice cake dessert in a single-serving form. This pumpkin spice mug cake is made with regular all-purpose flour and ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen.

pumpkin spice cake in a mug

If you’re looking for a keto pumpkin spice mug cake, you’ll find an amazing one here. It’s a keto pumpkin mug cake that is made with almond flour – it’s delicious and gluten-free!

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake Ingredients
pumpkin mug cake with fall decor
  • All-purpose flour
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pumpkin spice mix
  • Melted butter or oil
  • Milk (any kind)
  • Baking powder

And a mug!

These are my favorite mugs. They’re great for yourself or for gift season!

What is Pumpkin Spice Made Of?
pumpkin spice mug cake with yellow sprinkles on top

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice mix, you can easily make your own.

Pumpkin spice mix ingredients are typically these four spices:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
Two pumpkin spice mug cakes

For a quick pumpkin spice mix that you can use in this recipe and anything that calls for pumpkin spice (you can even add some to your coffee or hot chocolate!), use these amounts:

  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • ½ tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
Two pumpkin spice mug cakes

Stir it all together and keep in a glass jar.

If you don’t have cloves, you can use allspice instead.

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Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake Substitutions
pumpkin mug cake with a spoonful taken out

If you don’t have pumpkin spice mix AND you don’t want to mix up your own batch with the pumpkin spice mix recipe above, I gotchu.

This pumpkin cake in a mug recipe is super adaptable. You can use only cinnamon if that’s what you have. You can use a mix of cinnamon and ginger.

Nutmeg and cloves are really powerful, so if you only have those spices, use just a couple of good pinches of each.

(FYI, I’d recommend getting this mix for next time – it’s so fresh and delicious!)

pumpkin spice mug cake with a bite taken out

To make this a gluten-free pumpkin mug cake, use a gluten-free flour mix like this one.

This is already an egg-free mug cake, and if you want to make it vegan, use a butter substitute like Earth Balance.

If you don’t have pumpkin puree, but you have pumpkin pie filling, you can use that instead. I would decrease the granulated sugar in the recipe to just 1 tablespoon (or skip it entirely) because the pumpkin pie filling is already sweetened.

Let’s make this traditional pumpkin mug cake!

If you like cinnamon, try this yummy snickerdoodle mug cake!

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Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake That Fall Dreams Are Made Of
Recipe details
  • 1  serving
  • Prep time: 1 Minutes Cook time: 1 Minutes Total time: 2 min
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  • 3 tbsp regular flour or whole wheat flour, or gluten-free all-purpose flour mix
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp melted butter or oil (or coconut oil, any oil works, or vegan butter)
  • ½ tbsp milk any kind
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Stir together the melted butter, pumpkin puree, and sugar until smooth in your mug or ramekin.
Add flour, baking powder, and milk and mix together.
Microwave on high for one minute and test if it’s fullycooked.
If it needs more time, add 15 second increments until done.
Top with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, powdered sugar, icecream, whatever sounds delicious to you!
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