Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Someone pass me all of the cake. I need more cake. Now at 38 weeks pregnant to say I am so ready for this baby to get here is an understatement. I’m officially uncomfortable. I feel so swollen and my feet can barely fit into even just a pair of sandals! The worst part now? My hands going numb. Seriously, this is the worst. And they don’t just go numb, they also just hurt and feel so sore, especially at night and especially when I lie down. This of course means that sleeping is no longer enjoyable. I know I should just get used to it, but it would be nice to get at least a few more good sleeps in before the baby comes! I’ve resorted to sleeping in a recliner as it helps a little bit, but it’s not the same. I want sleep, hands that do not go numb, and cake.

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Let’s talk more about cake. This pumpkin mug cake. First, I love a good mug cake because they take just a few minutes to make and it makes just enough for one serving so I’m not left pulling a Miranda à la Sex and the City where I lose all self-control and keeping going back for more. This pumpkin version is perfect for the season. It’s warm and comforting with just the right amount of sweetness. Really, the perfect quick dessert to eat while snuggled up in a warm sweater or blanket!

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Yield: 1 serving

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug Cake

This easy pumpkin mug cake recipe makes just one serving and in 5 minutes in the microwave!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar, chopped walnuts or pecans, whipped cream (for garnish)


  1. In a mug, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and the pumpkin pie spice. Then whisk in the pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla, and the vegetable oil until well-combined. Make sure you mix well all the way down to the bottom of the mug.
  2. Place the mug into the microwave and cook on high for about 1 minute and 20 seconds (see note) or until the cake is cooked through. Top with powdered sugar and chopped nuts, or whipped cream!


Please note that every microwave is different, so depending on the watts and power, you may need to adjust the time. Mine is 1800w so it is more powerful. If yours is less, you may need to cook a little longer. It may also take a few tries to figure out the optimal time for you.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

Pumpkin Mug Cake



  1. Aww, hopefully the next few weeks go by quickly! This cake sounds yummy! How do you think it would be with sweet potato?

  2. All I can say is -yummy. Going to make this, this weekend. I so need this

  3. Yum! It looks delish and what a simple dessert to make or when the pumpkin pie craving hits, which is a lot these days.

  4. Oh, my gosh, your sweet babe will be here any minute!!! I can’t wait to see your update when he/she arrives :) Until then, I’ll drool over your pumpkin mug cake…and hope that numbness lets up a wee bit before baby is delivered. xo

  5. It is like autumn in 5 minutes, what a wonderful dessert :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. I love mug cakes. They are so easy to make and they taste delicious.

  7. You’re an admirable woman, Stephanie. Despite the swelling and pain, you are still able to share a great cake fix to us! We’re looking forward to seeing the baby :)

    Gourmet Getaways xx

  8. You’re so close to holding your sweet little baby in your arms… I can’t wait for you!!! Eat your cake my dear… you deserve it!!

  9. Oh I hope your sweet baby arrives soon!! And in the mean time that you enjoy more cake! This looks delicious!

  10. Girl, you are so close!! You definitely need more cake! This looks delicious and dangerous! Love it!

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