Pumpkin Mug Cake

Welcome to the November DIY Challenge, hosted by Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. (You can see my past DIY Challenges here.) This month we were challenged to make our favorite pumpkin recipe. I know y’all are used to seeing home decor DIY’s, but we thought we would try something different this month. We hope you enjoy this!

If you are coming over from Le Cultivateur, welcome! Didn’t those pumpkin cupcakes look delicious? Make sure you check out the links to the rest of the ladies in this challenge at the bottom of this post.

What I made…

I don’t know about you, but I am always trying to find yummy recipes that are also healthy and somewhat nutritious. Especially lately, as I am on a clean eating kick. I was happy to have found this recipe recently for Pumpkin Mug Cake. It is really easy to make, only takes a few minutes AND satisfies your sweet tooth. All while still keeping calories and sugar counts down. Bonus, it is pretty dang tasty.

Ingredients in Pumpkin Mug Cake

A printable version of this recipe is available at the bottom of this post.

  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tbsp Almond Milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Chocolate Chips – Optional
Ingredients in Pumpkin Mug Cake

Step 1…..

First, put all the wet ingredients into the mug and mix well.

Step 2….

Second, add in the dry ingredients and continue to stir. I didn’t worry about being perfect with my almond flour and used a bit of a heaping 1/4 cup. Continue stirring until well combined. I added in a small handful of dark chocolate chips. This is optional, of course

Step 3…

Lastly, microwave for 60 seconds and then check to see how it looks. Mine wasn’t done after 60 seconds, so I add another 30 seconds and checked it again. Continue cooking until it is dry to the touch.

Step 4….

Once it is fully cooked, just take a spoon and eat it right out of the mug! This is a delicious sweet treat without a ton of guilt. It would be extra yummy with a small scoop of ice cream or whipped cream too, if you aren’t worried about calories.

I hope you give this a try. It tastes like eating a warm pumpkin muffin and it is delightful!

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Recipe by Jodi HouseCourse: RecipesDifficulty: Easy





This easy and fun recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without a lot of guilt.


  • 2 Tbsp Pumpkin Puree

  • 1 Tbsp Almond Milk

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 Tsp Coconut Oil

  • 1/2 tsp Syrup or Honey

  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flour

  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

  • Chocolate Chips (Optional)


  • Combine all wet ingredients directly into your mug and mix thoroughly
  • Add in all the dry ingredients next and continue mixing until combined and smooth
  • Place mug into microwave and cook for 60 minutes
  • Rotate mug and cook an additional 30 – 60 seconds, or until cooked through


Check out all the other wonderful recipes that have been shared…

Decorate and More with TipThe House on SilveradoPatina and Paint
Junk to GemsCloches and LavenderBluesky at Home
Pallet and PantryLe CultivateurThe House House


  • Reply corine Mapes November 3, 2021 at 8:15 am

    This looks delicious and easy, definitely going to try it. Thank you for the recipe.

    • Reply Jodi House November 3, 2021 at 8:20 am

      It is yummy and simple. My 2 favorite ways to cook. LOL

  • Reply Tammy November 3, 2021 at 8:37 am

    I love that you can make this in a mug and that it looks delicious and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Christine November 3, 2021 at 9:08 am

    This looks so yummy and healthy too! Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  • Reply Cindy November 3, 2021 at 9:41 am

    This sounds so good! You look so cute behind the mug!


    • Reply Jodi House November 3, 2021 at 10:06 am

      Awww, thanks so much Cindy! I hope you give this recipe a try.

  • Reply Terrie - Decorate and More with Tip November 3, 2021 at 10:51 am

    What a great dessert to have and still stay with your healthy eating plan. Great job! Love how quick and easy this is as well. Thanks for sharing Jodi!

  • Reply Carol@Blueskyathome November 3, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Jodi, what a clever way to bake a cake. I’m impressed by the method.

  • Reply Niky November 3, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Your mug cake is cute and looks delish! I love little desserts for one like this! Thanks for sharing.

    Pinned for later!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

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