Easy Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin mug cake with vanilla ice cream and chocolate chips, spoon taking a scoop out

This Pumpkin Mug Cake is super easy to make and comes together in minutes! With just the right amount of pumpkin spice, it’s a simple fall dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth with hardly any effort.


  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie puree)
  • 34 tablespoons brown sugar, depending on how sweet you want it to be
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking power
  • Teeny tiny pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


Add all the wet ingredients to a large, microwave-safe mug (at least 15 oz). Mix well.

Add the dry ingredients to the mug. Mix well, ensuring no dry bits of batter are left along the edges of the mug.

Microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds to 3 minutes. Cook time will vary according to your microwave so start with the lower time.

Test the mug cake by gently pressing on the top. If it springs back slightly and is not wet, the cake is done.

Allow to cool for a few minutes. It will be HOT.

Serve with your desired toppings and enjoy!

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