Microwave Pumpkin Cranberry Mug Cake

 Microwave Pumpkin Cranberry Mug Cake

Microwave Pumpkin Cranberry Mug Cake 1

We are truly entering pumpkin season…

Here is a quick delicious mug cake I developed that will get you in the spirit of the season!  No need for baking soda or baking powder.  The cake has a pleasant crumb and great moisture.  The cranberries are optional.  You could add or substitute a tablespoon of diced pecans and a half teaspoon of grated orange zest if you like!

Want more recipes like this? Check out my Leisure Adventure cookbook at: https://smallkitchenbigflavors.blog/

Serves: 1

Cooking Method: Microwave

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Microwave time: 90 seconds on HIGH


4 tbsp      gluten free (or other) flour

2 tbsp.     brown sugar

1/2 tsp    pumpkin spice

1 tbsp.     dried cranberries

1 tbsp.     canned organic pumpkin

1 tbsp.     coconut oil

1/2 tsp    vanilla

2 tbsp.    water

pinch      sea salt

coconut oil baking spray


  1.  Lightly coat a medium sized (microwave safe) mug with baking spray.
  2.  To the mug add flour, sugar, pumpkin spice, dried cranberries and salt to the mug; stir to combine.
  3.  Add canned pumpkin, vanilla, water and coconut oil to the mug; stir well to combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  4. Float 2 tbsp. of water on top of the batter.
  5.  Microwave the mug cake on HIGH for 90 seconds.

Mary Jane Curry

Mary Jane Curry and husband Jeff love RVing and travel in a 2013 Roadtrek RS Adventurous motorhome. She is a Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant and Registered Nurse in Emergency and Occupational Medicine, and is nearing retirement and has great enthusiasm for the travels and adventures awaiting. Her love of food science and food presentation led her to pursue a secondary career about 10 years ago when she became a certified Personal Chef and owner of Custom Cuisine in Southern California. She received her training and certification through the United States Personal Chef Association, an organization with Personal Chef membership in both the US and Canada. She plans to share many recipes here for RVers!


  • Does the flour have to be gluten free?

    • Cathy – No you can use all-purpose flour! Chef MJ

  • Hello everybody!
    I decided to make some home renovations, want to get smart switches.
    any working cashback.

  • ignoppy: Not sure what you are looking for if your comment is about this post… a smart home kitchen update I would recommend is the countertop Oster French door convection oven! Chef MJ

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