Take a bite out of fall with this single-serving pumpkin cake. Filled with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is an easy 5-minute pumpkin cake that is oh so tasty.
There’s something about the month of October. As soon as the calendar changes, pumpkins seem to be everywhere. From pumpkin picking to pumpkin-flavored food, pumpkins are all over the place. Maybe October should be called Pumpkin-tober.
So, in the name of Pumpkin-tober, I’m excited to share this truly tasty pumpkin recipe with you. If you love pumpkins (or making up pumpkin words!) this is the dessert for you. With a wonderful pumpkin flavor, aromatic autumn spices, and a light, spongy texture, Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is a quick and easy dessert that is sure to please.
Enjoy a Simply Sweet Mug Cake
Do you ever want just a little treat? Something that is freshly baked, but won’t last too long and tempt you to eat more and more? That’s where mug cakes come in.
Mug cakes are a perfect quick and easy dessert. And if you haven’t tried one before, now is a perfect time. They are sweet, tasty, and seriously easy to make. You can prepare, cook, and eat them in the same dish. Perfect, right?!!
Plus, cleanup is a breeze! Every little step uses only one mug. So, there is virtually no cleanup.
Best of all, this single-serving, microwaveable dessert is the perfect balance of aromatic spices and pumpkin flavor. Baked with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is filled with the crisp and comforting flavors of fall baked into a light and spongy texture.
What Makes Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake healthier?
With a recipe that is made for just one person, mug cakes are the perfect portion size. One mug cake is all you need for one person.
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is also a healthier cake. Unlike other pumpkin cakes, this cake is made without butter, cream, or oil. Instead, it is given its rich flavor from a combination of apple sauce and pumpkin puree. Healthier and tasty, this is one amazing autumn cake. Plus, when it’s ready in under five minutes, it couldn’t be more perfect.
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
Let’s start pumpkin baking fun! Find your favorite mug. It is about to be filled with a yummy mini cake. Add flour, sugar, pumpkin puree, apple sauce, baking powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Since it’s made without egg, you can lick the spoon or fork clean. I always do! This cake tastes delicious before and after it’s baked.
Now all that’s left is popping it in the microwave to cook. Since all microwaves are different, I recommend that you start by cooking it on high for 1 minute. Continue to cook it for 10 seconds at a time until it is ready. You’ll know it’s finished when the top appears firm and a toothpick comes out clean.
Finally, it’s time to eat!! Go for it – indulge in a pumpkin treat today!
Whether you are making a treat for yourself or whipping up a few for the special people in your family, there’s nothing like a freshly baked cake. When it’s piping hot and freshly made, mug cakes are seriously a perfect treat.
So, what are you waiting for? I’m off to make another Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake.
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
For a quick and simple cake treat, Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is the perfect snack. Enjoy it on your own or share it with someone special, Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is a tasty treat to warm up to.
- Prep Time: 4 mins
- Cook Time: 1 min
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon all spice
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- pinch salt
- Combine flour, sugar, pumpkin puree, apple sauce, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and salt in a microwave-safe mug. Mix with a fork or small whisk.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute. If the cake is not ready, heat for 10-second intervals until done.
- Let cool for a few minutes before eating.
If you love mug cakes, you may also enjoy Skinny Brownie Mug Cake