Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe: Easy & Fast Mini Cake in a Mug!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe: Mini Cake in an Espresso Mug

Being fall with Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve had pumpkins on the brain. I’ve been meaning to try a microwave-cake-in-a-mug recipe for some time now and I finally did it.

With a little bit of research and good old fashioned love, I came up with this recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake (adapted from Kirbie Cravings). It’s quick, easy and perfect for last minute entertaining! This recipe is also the perfect amount to use all 6 of the World Market Espresso Mini Mugs. Enjoy.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake
Serves 6
Easy and fast mini cakes adapted perfectly for Mini Espresso Mugs!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
  1. 1 egg
  2. 2 tablespoons whole milk
  3. 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  4. 7 tablespoons all purpose flour
  5. 1 teaspoon (or 1 single serve packet) instant coffee
  6. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  7. 1/4 cup white sugar
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
  10. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  1. Place all ingredients into a plastic bowl and mix together with a fork or immersion blender.
  2. Fill each of the 6 World Market Mini Espresso Mugs about 2/3 full. (do not overfill as it will overflow in the microwave!)
  3. Microwave on high for 30-40 seconds. DO NOT overcook or it will come out rubbery.
  4. If you want to top with frosting or whipped cream allow to cool first or else it will melt :(
  1. *NOTE*
  2. If you do not have this set - you can use any mug you have in your cupboard. Just fill 2/3 full and cook at 30 sec intervals until done. A reg size coffee mug takes about 1/5-2 minutes.


Jeana S

Jeana S

Research lab rat turned travel mom, Jeana S writes about gadgets, tech, entertainment, weddings and of course, travel. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and playing robots with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in Ben's underwear drawer.

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  1. October 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    Oh my gosh, this looks great and sounds so simple – I love simple! I also love those espresso mugs, I so need those.

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