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    Posted on Oct 12, 2015

    You Can Make A Delicious Pumpkin Spice Cake In The Microwave In Under 2 Minutes

    Why fill your mug with a latte when you could fill it with cake?

    We all know that pumpkin spice is the ~taste of fall~.

    It's everywhere, from pizza...

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    Get the recipe for this pumpkin spice latté pizza here.

    ...to, well, all of the foods.

    Now, it's time to recognize the natural order of things and put pumpkin spice into a microwave mug cake.

    Here's a step-by-step photo guide to making the mug cake. You can get the full recipe at the bottom of this post.

    1. Start by adding some canned pumpkin pie mix and an egg to a microwave-safe mug.

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    Alvin Karl Zhou / BuzzFeed

    Pumpkin pie mix has sugar and spices mixed in with regular pumpkin purée.

    2. Next, add the sugar and flour.

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    Alvin Karl Zhou / BuzzFeed

    Stir in a pinch of salt if you want it. It balances the sweetness and brings out the pumpkin flavor.

    3. Time for the ~magic ingredient~! Add the pumpkin pie spice.

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    Pumpkin pie spice is just a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, all spice, cloves, and (sometimes) mace. Find a jar in the spice aisle at your grocery store, or you can mix up your own. Get the instructions for DIY-pumpkin spice here.

    4. Whisk it all together, then microwave on high for 1 minute 45 seconds.

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    Alvin Karl Zhou / BuzzFeed

    5. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

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    Pumpkin Spice Microwave Mug Cake

    Makes 1 cake

    Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

    INGREDIENTS

    1/4 cup canned pumpkin pie mix

    1 large egg

    3 tbsp. sugar

    3 tbsp. flour

    1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for dusting

    Pinch kosher salt (optional)

    Whipped cream, for serving

    PREPARATION

    Whisk the pumpkin pie mix, egg, sugar, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and (optional) salt in a microwave-safe mug. Microwave on high for 1 minute 45 seconds. Serve immediately with whipped cream and a dusting of pumpkin spice.