Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake – The perfect single-serving dessert that tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte but in cake form! This cake in a mug recipe is a delicious fall treat!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

I am back with another fantastic mug cake! It is the perfect single-serving fall dessert! Ever since making my snickerdoodle mug cake last year, mug cakes have become my “thing”.  I knew that being fall, I had to make another a pumpkin version! This was originally just going to be a pumpkin mug cake but then I had a brilliant idea… why not add some coffee to the recipe and make it a Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake!

I made a coffee-infused whipped cream to go on top and it might just be the greatest whipped cream ever! It has just enough coffee in it so that you can taste it with just the right balance of sweetness and creaminess.  I’ve been putting the extra on top of fried apples for a snack all week too! I can’t wait to see what else I can put it on top of, I know I will be making it again!

Pumpkin Spice Lattes are one of my favorite treats to get in the fall, they are just so delicious! We don’t have a Starbucks within 2 hours of my house so I go get them from my adorable local coffee shop where they are even better!

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Common questions about making mug cakes

How do I make a mug cake?

Making a mug cake is simple.  You combine the ingredients such as flour, baking powder, melted butter, milk, sugar, and vanilla and stir until well combined.  Pour into a mug and mircowave for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through.

Can you make a cake in a microwave?

You place cake batter in a microwave-safe mug and then place in a microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Tips and tricks on this pumpkin spice latte mug cake

  • The whipped cream and toppings are optional, but oh so good!
  • Make sure the coffee for the whipped cream is really cold! If it’s not, it will just melt the whipped cream before it even gets on the mug cake!
  • Make sure your mug is microwave-safe! This is vital, you do not want to have a mug explode or break!
  • Ramekins are the perfect size to make a mug cake in too.
  • Feel free to use any type of milk.  I usually go for dairy milk or vanilla almond milk.
  • Trying to cut out a bit of sugar? You can go down to about 1 tbsp of sugar in the base if you want it a little less sweet.
  • Subbing in alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup works well too!
  • Melted coconut oil works as a substitute for butter in this mug cake recipe.

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake - The perfect single-serving dessert that tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte but in cake form! This cake in a mug recipe is a delicious fall treat!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


Pumpkin Mug Cake

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of salt

Coffee Whipped Cream

  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp strongly brewed coffee
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Toppings (optional)

  • caramel sauce
  • cinnamon
  • chopped pecans


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir until combined with no lumps.
  2. Pour batter into mug and microwave for 1-1:30 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Top with whipped cream, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and caramel sauce! (optional)

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490

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  • Reply
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)
    September 27, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Who doesn’t love a pumpkin spice latte? This easy to prepare cake is great! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor
    September 28, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    My daughter and I were just talking about mug cakes today and how we want to try some recipes. I have to add this one to our list. It looks divine! I’m dying to try it! Pinning.

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:17 am

    What a beautiful treat! It is perfect for fall and ohhhh that drizzle!!!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    September 30, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Looks like a perfect seasonal warm drink; nice job with this one!!

  • Reply
    September 30, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This is Fall dessert perfection! What an easy and tasty looking recipe! Cant wait to try it out !

  • Reply
    Sandra Shaffer
    October 1, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    The pumpkin spice latte flavored cake is right up my ally! Love all the flavor and that I don’t have to share this with anyone 🙂

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    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertimte Dish
    October 1, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    This looks like a perfect fall sweet treat!

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    Debra C.
    October 2, 2017 at 12:43 am

    I just love this is single serving, perfect to make for Dan and myself! Easy, quick and delicious – Love it!!

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    October 2, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Pumpkin Spice ANYTHING is perfect in my book – but I really love the ease of this recipe and the fact I can get one of these made anytime I have a hankering!

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    Jennifer A Stewart
    October 2, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I love the idea of individual cakes so I can keep it all to myself! This is amazing and perfect for fall!

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    October 3, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Mug cakes are the best! I love this idea for an easy dessert!

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