Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe

This Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe is ready in just 3 minutes! It's the perfect single serve dessert this Fall!

This Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe is a super quick and easy way to get that pumpkin fix without tearing up your entire kitchen!

This Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe is ready in just 3 minutes! It's the perfect single serve dessert this Fall!pinterestAm I the only one who loves single serve desserts? Sometimes when the craving for something sweet hits I’m just not in the mood to bake a whole loaf of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. Plus that takes quite a while… so this 3 minute Pumpkin Mug Cake is perfect!

I can not believe how fast this year flew by. I’m already talking Christmas presents with my kids and planning out our holiday parties. I feel like when you get older, time just flies by.

So rude.

My favorite single serve Pumpkin Cake! Ready in just 3 minutes!

One of my favorite things to do to try and slow down time is to turn off my phone, whip up this pumpkin mug cake recipe, grab a blanket and go sit on my porch swing and watch the kids play outside.

Since I live in the desert I can still sit outside in November. When I lived in Canada I would sit by the window and watch the kids freeze while playing in the snow.

Ahh, memories.

I LOVE this moist and flavorful pumpkin mug cake recipe! It's a quick and easy dessert to whip up!


  • For this recipe I use some basic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger. If you have a pumpkin pie spice blend, feel free to substitute all the spices with 1 tsp of the pumpkin pie spice blend.
  • Add in 2 tbsp of semi-sweet chocolate chips for an even sweeter experience.
  • Top your mug cake with cool whip, whipped cream, ready whip, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

This cake is mixed right inside the mug it’s going to be “baked” in, making it a super easy and quick clean-up! When it’s microwaved the cake batter will rise up, nearly wanting to topple over, but once it’s pulled out of the microwave it settles back down into the cup.

This delightful mug cake is filled with pumpkin spice and topped with whipped cream!

For a dessert that’s ready in just 3 minutes, you really can’t beat this one!


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Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe

This delightful Pumpkin Mug Cake is ready in just 3 minutes!

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp white granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of ground clove
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a 12 oz mug.
  2. Stir in the milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Mix well, especially the bottom so there is no dry bits stuck at the bottom.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired

Keywords: pumpkin, mug cake, quick, cinnamon


This Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe is ready in just 3 minutes! It's the perfect single serve dessert this Fall!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
19 Responses
  1. Linda Snyder

    What does 1/4 clove constitute in the ground clove spice? Maybe the person who didn’t like it added 1/4 tsp. of ground clove instead of 1/4 clove. Is it just like a pinch of clove or what? Sounds like a minute amount or are my thoughts wrong and the recipe should have read 1/4 tsp. clove instead of 1/4 clove? Please advise. Thanks!

  2. Jackie

    these are actually DISGUSTING! 10/10 do not recommend. the clover burns your mouth and is way to strong. you can’t taste any pumpkin!!! DO NOT TRY!!!!!

    1. Gene

      Wow Jackie you are nasty. Why would you come on someone’s page and say that. It’s obvious it’s the way you made them. They are delicious.

  3. Dare

    Best texture of any mug cake that I’ve had so far, usually they come out kind of chewy for me but this actually had a cake texture. Tasted awesome! Was a great way to help satisfy my pumpkin craving. (I used unsweetened cashew milk for the milk).

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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