This Paleo Pumpkin Mug Cake requires just a mug and a microwave and is ready in under 5 minutes! It’s the perfect autumn treat for those times when you are craving something sweet but don’t have time to bake. It’s Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal. 

Pumpkin Mug Cake
Have you overdosed on pumpkin spice yet? I personally don’t think it’s possible and have been unsuccessfully fighting off major pumpkin cravings all month long.

Pumpkin Mug Cake
This pumpkin mug cake is perfect for those times when you are desperately craving pumpkin, but are short on time.

Pumpkin Mug Cake
All you need is 7 minutes and a handful of ingredients that you can find in most pantries.

I struggle to find pumpkin spice in London, so usually use a combination of ginger, ground cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. For this recipe you can easily swap the 4 spices for 3/4 tsp pumpkin spice to cut down on ingredients.

Pumpkin Mug Cake
Mug cakes were previously my go to afternoon snack when I was craving something sweet, but I have recently started making them for trips and love how portable they are. Once you take the mug cake out of the microwave, run a knife around the outside of the cake and then flip it over to remove it from the mug. I love bringing them on airplanes so I have something sweet to snack on on long haul flights.

While this Paleo Pumpkin Mug Cake is flavourful enough to eat on its own, it can be topped with coconut whip for added decadence. You could also toss a handful of chopped walnuts (or chocolate chips for non SCD) into the batter before microwaving.

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Here are a few more pumpkin recipes that you might enjoy…


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Pumpkin Mug Cake

Every Last Bite
This Pumpkin Mug Cake requires just a mug and a microwave and is ready in under 5 minutes! It's the perfect autumn treat for those times when you are craving something sweet but don't have time to bake
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal
Servings 1
Calories 310 kcal


  • 1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 drops apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger*
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon*
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves*
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg*


  • Put the coconut oil in the mug and microwave for 15-20 seconds until melted.
  • Add to the mug the coconut flour, almond flour, pumpkin puree and baking soda. When adding the apple cider vinegar try to ensure that it makes contact with the baking soda (the baking soda will fizz when it touches the apple cider)
  • Finally stir in the vanilla extract, egg, honey and spices. Make sure everything is very well mixed 
  • Microwave the mug for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until the bread has risen and the top is fully cooked and no longer wet to the touch. Serve topped with chopped walnuts or coconut whip cream. 


*the spices can be swapped for 3/4 tsp pumpkin spice
Calories: 310kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSodium: 411mgFiber: 8gSugar: 3g
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