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Microwave Pumpkin Cranberry Mug Cake

| Updated Oct 6, 2018

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!

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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.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2018-10-06

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

4 Responses to “Microwave Pumpkin Cranberry Mug Cake”

October 18, 2018at5:27 pm, Mary Jane Curry said:

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

October 17, 2018at10:13 pm, ignoppy said:

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October 06, 2018at11:10 am, Cathy L Brackin said:

Does the flour have to be gluten free?

October 18, 2018at5:25 pm, Mary Jane Curry said:

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

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