Frugal Foodie Mama: Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Mug cakes have become our go-to quick fix when there are no sweets in the house.  The obsession started when I discovered Budget Byte's recipe for a "The One" Chocolate Mug Cake.  We experimented with the add-ins for it, starting with just simple chocolate chips, and then a wine jelly, and then a dollop of peanut butter plopped right into the center before "baking".

The gears started churning the other night.  What other flavors of mug cake could I make besides chocolate?  I had made a batch of pumpkin biscotti drizzled with white chocolate for some foodie swap gifts and had leftover pumpkin puree in my fridge.    I thought why not a pumpkin mug cake??  ;)

Mug cakes are easy and quick- a dash of this, a little of that, a splash of this, a spoonful of that, and then a quick minute in the microwave... and voila!  A fresh baked, perfectly portioned, 100% customizable little cake in a coffee mug! :)

What you will need to make one Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake:
2 tbsp of flour
3 1/2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp of canola oil
1 tbsp of milk
1 1/2 tbsp canned pumpkin
a drop of vanilla extract
a few white chocolate chips (optional)

In a mug, mix together the flour through the baking powder.  Add the oil, milk, pumpkin, and vanilla and mix well.  Drop in a few white chocolate chips, if you feel so inclined. (You could also pop a handful of pecans or walnuts in there. ;) )  Mix to cover the chips or nuts.  Microwave for 1 minute.

And that's it!  Can it get any easier??  This cake was perfectly spiced and moist.  The great thing about mug cakes is that everyone gets there own, and they are crazy easy to customize for each person.  This would also be delicious topped with a dollop of whipped topping.  (Just like pumpkin pie!)
What will you put in your Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake? ;)