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Make a Pumpkin Spice Cake in your Mug

Is there a better time of year than October? The crisp air, the cozy sweaters and – of course – pumpkin-flavored everything! The rest of the year aren’t we all just waiting around for the return of pumpkin spice coffees and cakes? (Or is that just me?)

When your mug isn’t full of coffee, I have a delicious way to keep enjoying the the flavors of fall all day long! I want to share with you a pumpkin spice cake recipe you can make in your mug. It takes less than five minutes to make with little mess. It’s a perfectly portioned individual cake to keep you cozy on a cool autumn night!

Here’s how to make a Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake.


Pumpkin Spice Cake

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • Vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of ground cloves

 Cinnamon Crumble Topping

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


In a mug soften 1 tbsp of butter in microwave, about 5 seconds. You don’t want it melted, just soft. Stir in 2 tbsp of sugar and mix until well incorporated. Stir in pumpkin, vanilla (just a tiny bit, we’re talking drops), flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt and cloves; stirring until just combined. Use the back of your spoon to smooth it out in the bottom of the mug.

Microwave 1 tbsp of butter inside your mug for 10 seconds. Stir in 2 tbsp of sugar until mixed thoroughly. Add the pumpkin puree, a drop of vanilla extract, flour, baking powder salt and ground cloves. Stir.

In a separate bowl combine the butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Stir until the mixture becomes coarse. Sprinkle your pumpkin cake batter with this cinnamon crumble topping.

Cook in the microwave for 60 seconds. Depending on your microwave power, you may need to microwave in additional 10 second intervals to cook thoroughly. It’s best enjoyed warm with an accompanying cup of Pumpkin Spice coffee!

If you’d like a new coffee mug for your mug cake creations, take a look at some of Barnie’s new commemorative mugs. You can see one of our new mugs pictured above. It’s bright orange like a ripe pumpkin at a pumpkin patch! We have introduced a whole selection of beautiful mugs for the holiday season. Our mugs will surely make a delightful gift for the coffee lover in your life.

Until next time,

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