The Best Pumpkin Mug Cake

This amazingly easy and delicious Pumpkin Mug Cake uses just 5 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to make. Seriously – what are you waiting for? Make it now!

The Best Pumpkin Mug Cake!

Craving a sweet pumpkin dessert but don’t want an entire pumpkin cake or batch of pumpkin muffins in your house?

I TOTALLY GET IT. I have zero control when it comes to desserts taunting me from the kitchen. 

That’s where this incredibly easy Pumpkin Mug Cake comes in super handy. 

Not only is it delicious, but it takes 5 minutes from start to finish to whip together.

Top it with a dollop of whipped cream or even a drizzle of caramel and prepare to fall in love!

Pumpkin Mug Cake Ingredients

  • vanilla cake mix (white or spiced cake mix also work!)
  • canned pumpkin puree
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • milk
  • vegetable oil

This Pumpkin Mug Cake recipe does not need any eggs – making it the perfect easy mug cake with a great egg free texture.

The milk can be swapped for water or almond/coconut milk as needed. 

You can also replace the pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon if that’s what you have on hand! It’s just as tasty!

The Best Pumpkin Mug Cake!

With all the pumpkin love in this house, it should be no surprise that I have spent the last 3 weeks trying to create the best pumpkin mug cake, ever.

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I have now tried 9 recipe combinations (for purely scientific reasons – of course) and this is by far the best version I keep coming back to.

Once you try this Pumpkin Mug Cake, you are probably going to want to make it every single night…consider this your warning. 😉

Yield: 1 mug cake

The Best Pumpkin Mug Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Mug cake set on a white plate topped with whipped cream and cinnamon

This amazingly easy and delicious Pumpkin Mug Cake uses just 5 ingredients and only takes 5 minutes to make. Seriously - what are you waiting for? Make it now!


  • 6 tablespoons vanilla cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Optional Toppings:

  • whipped cream
  • caramel sauce
  • powdered sugar


  1. In a large mug, whisk (with a small whisk or large fork) together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, milk, and vegetable oil. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Cook in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Top with whipped cream (and extra cinnamon if you love it like me!) and serve immediately!

Nutrition Information:


1 mug cake

Serving Size:

1 mug cake

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

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24 Responses
  1. Katherine Santos

    What if you can’t use a cake mix? The sugar in it bothers me so must make all from scratch with special sugar. Help, it sounds DELICIOUS.

  2. Donna Wieberg

    can I use the pumpkin mix with all the spices in it? And can I use a spice cake mix instead of a vanilla one ?

  3. Krissa

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This is the best tasting pumpkin cake I’ve ever tasted. Seriously….thank you for perfecting it. My house smells like Thanksgiving.

  4. Tania

    Olá, my name is Tania and I´m from Brazil. I tried to see your vídeos, but here it´s imposible. Why? A friend ho lives in Usa, send me the vídeo of the Punpkin cream chease by face book. I love it! But now, Wat can a do???????? My best, Tania

  5. Michele {Delish Dishes}

    This looks so delicious!! Must try!
    And your babies are DARLING! I love looking at all the pics of them to see how they’re growing and changing 🙂 My little girl will be 1 this December and I am not ready for it!

  6. Katie

    My husband and I may or may not have gone through two boxes of cake mix over the past week making this. It’s SO good…we even put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the mug because why not?!

  7. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

    I haven’t made a mug cake yet – this looks delicious! And dangerous 😉 I also love the toasted graham latte from Starbucks!

  8. Danielle

    I’ve never made a pumpkin mug cake before, but I feel like I need to go make one right now! I love how quickly it comes together too, that’s always a win in my book 🙂

  9. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I know that I shouldn’t admit this, but I actually haven’t tried mug cake. But this pumpkin recipe makes me want to drop what I am doing and make this now. I love that it is so quick, easy and delicious!

  10. Joanne

    This looks so yummy! Problem is, we got rid of our microwave years ago because of safety concerns. Is it possible to make mug cakes without one? My guess is no 🙁

  11. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Your daughters are gorgeous! And this mug cake looks divine! I am loving all the pumpkin-themed treats going on at the moment. Mug cakes are the coolest and perhaps most dangerous invention ever! 😉

  12. Marjory Betchkal

    Thanks for sharing all the pics of your daughters. Amazing how fast they grow. So much fun. Yummy cake too.

  13. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    Awwww, you little munchkins are adorable. And I love mug cake. This one indeed looks the best mug cake ever. SUPER YUM!

  14. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    Oh my goodness, I just love your daughters! Adorable! I’ve actually never made a mug cake before — is that crazy?! I definitely need to try it!

  15. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Your daughters are just the cutest, Jessica! And I can’t wait to try that toasted graham latte…I hope it measures up to the PSL! 🙂 Love this mug cake and how easy it is to throw together!

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