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Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake Recipe Perfect for Fall

You’ll love this pumpkin spice mug cake recipe! Transform a few ingredients into a tasty treat that can be baked right in your microwave in a minute.

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake Recipe

I’m SO excited about this pumpkin mug cake! It’s something that I’ve been wanting to share for a long time. Because I LOVE pumpkin spice . . . I love fall desserts . . . and I absolutely LOVE making a “onesie” cake for myself.

The honest truth is that I just can’t control myself when it comes to pumpkin desserts. If I bake pumpkin bread, I will eat the entire loaf.

If I make a pumpkin cakeconsider it gone. That is pretty much true for any pumpkin recipe whether sweet or savory.

This pumpkin spice mug cake helps prevent something from happening that probably shouldn’t happen, which is me eating an entire cake versus just a mug’s worth.

I mean I want it to but . . . well, you know. If you’re like me, You’ll keep this pumpkin mug cake just for yourself. Or maybe you and one other person. Learn how to make this quick dessert below.

Make a pumpkin spice mug cake in a ramekin with frosting

Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup spice cake mix
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • 3 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
Pumpkin mug cake with frosting and a spoon in the dish

You could make your pumpkin mug cake without the frosting, but I don’t recommend it. The frosting just “adds something.”

Pumpkin spice mug cakes in ramekins with decorative wooden spoons

If your family loves pumpkin too, they’re going to love this sweet treat.

Close up of a pumpkin spice mug cake

Get the printable recipe for this mug cake below!

Yield: 2 cakes

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Close up of a pumpkin spice mug cake

You'll love this pumpkin spice mug cake recipe! Transform a few ingredients into a tasty treat that can be baked right in your microwave in a minute.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 7 minutes



  • 1/2 cup spice cake mix
  • 1/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 T milk


  • 3 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 T milk


  1. In a small bowl, mix all cake ingredients until well blended.Whisk mixing together pumpkin and a flour mixture in a glass bowl
  2. Pour into two separate mugs or ramekins. Microwave each for 70 seconds on high.Pumpkin mug cake batter in a white ceramic mug
  3. For the frosting, whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until smooth. Spread over both mug cakes and serve.Cooked pumpkin mug cakes with frosting in a glass bowl


If you want to drizzle frosting, add more milk. If you want it thick and spreadable, reduce the amount of milk.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 mug

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

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What is your favorite fall mug cake recipe? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other pumpkin spice recipes:

BagelsBlondiesCheesecake BrowniesChocolate BreadChocolate Chip CookiesCranberry MuffinsCream Cheese BarsCreme BruleeDessert DipDonut HolesFat BombsFudgeLinzer CookiesMini PiesMonkey BreadMoussePancakesPecan BarsPie SpicePuddingRice PuddingSeedsSmoothieSoupSugar CookiesTrifleWhoopie Pies


Thursday 27th of October 2016

This recipe looks so delicious! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Collette Jones

Monday 24th of October 2016

Looks delicious! I tried making some pumpkin spiced cakes this weekend. Safe to say it didn't quite go to plan but I'll definitely be trying your recipe :)

Thanks for sharing x

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