7 Autumn-Inspired Mug Cakes

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Do you ever find yourself craving a bakery dessert, but don’t have the time or energy to spend hours baking? Well, we’ve found the perfect answer to that craving with mug cakes. You probably have the simple ingredients on hand, and a minute in the microwave renders a warm, sweet treat that you can enjoy all by yourself. Here are seven delicious, autumn-inspired mug cake recipes that you’ve got to try.

Vanilla Bean Mug Cake

Vanilla Bean Mug CakeSource: The Hungry Hedgehog

If you’re a vanilla fan then the intense flavors in this vanilla bean mug cake will make this your favorite go-to dessert all season long. Check out The Hungry Hedgehog to see how it’s made.

Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

Hot Chocolate Mug CakeSource: My Little Me

Jazz up the traditional hot chocolate with this mug cake version that you’ll enjoy eating with a fork, courtesy of My Little Me.

Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

Apple Cinnamon Mug CakeSource: The Hungry Hedgehog

The Hungry Hedgehog brings us another autumn-inspired treat. Autumn spices make this scrumptious apple cinnamon mug cake a perfect soother for a chilly fall day.

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Chocolate Chip Mug CakeSource: Chocolate-Covered Katie

This chocolate chip mug cake–brought to you by Chocolate-Covered Katie–may have a healthy ingredient list, but it tastes sinfully decadent.

Pumpkin Mug Cake

Pumpkin Mug CakeSource: The Hungry Hedgehog

Pumpkin lovers rejoice. This pumpkin mug cake makes getting your pumpkin fix so easy. Serve it a la mode or top it with whipped cream and cinnamon like The Hungry Hedgehog.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug CakeSource: Curry and Comfort

Indulge in a warm, rich chocolate cake the no hassle way. This two-minute chocolate mug cake by Curry and Comfort will give your taste buds some sweet relief.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake (a Coupons.com Exclusive Recipe!)

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

This scrumptious cake takes the classic coffee shop drink and turns it into a deliciously quick mug cake.


  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup pumpkin cake mix
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup whipped cream
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce

Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together butter, egg, pumpkin cake mix and espresso powder. Pour into a mug and microwave for 60-90 seconds, just until the cake rises and sets in the center. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce. Garnish with a paper straw, if desired.


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