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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?

Posted on, well, all of the foods.

And plenty of not-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.

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.


Pumpkin Spice Microwave Mug Cake

Makes 1 cake

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt


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


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.