How to make a vegan mug cake?

November 20, 2020Melanie

Preparing a moist cake in 5 minutes? Yes, that’ possible! In form of a mug cake. You don´t need to bake it in the oven. You just need to put it in the microwave for 1 minute. This mug cake is made with only a few ingredients in 5 minutes, tastes delicious, and is also moist and fluffy!

vegan mug cake

Cake in a mug

I love quick and easy recipes. The mug cake is definitely one of them. You can even prepare it easily during your lunch break or if you have a big desire for cake but no motivation/time to stand in the kitchen for long.

The recipe is variable. You can try many different flavors! Be it chocolate, vanilla, or this pumpkin mug cake. Also delicious is the combination with nut butter. The ingredients just have to be mixed together and then you only have to bake the cake in a microwave. That’s it!

Basic recipe for a vegan mug cake

For the mug cake with pumpkin, you only need a few ingredients, which are often already available at home. You can easily make the cake without pumpkin puree. Instead, you can simply add cocoa powder, nut butter, or vanilla.

For the pumpkin mug cake you need the following ingredients:

  • Spelt Flour – You can also use wheat flour or a gluten-free flour.

  • Coconut Blossom Sugar – Alternatively refined sugar, agave or maple syrup. You can use the sweetener you prefer.

  • Oil – To make the small cake moist add some oil.

  • Baking Powder – With baking powder the mug cake rises and becomes fluffy.

  • Pumpkin Puree – Or any other ingredient you want to add. You can also just leave out the puree completely.

  • Plantbased Milk – I love to use oat milk!

  • Spices – To the pumpkin mug cake I added Pumpkin Spice.

If you try another version of this mug cake, please let me know in the comments!

how to make a mug cake

How to make a vegan mug cake?

All you need for the recipe is a cup and a small whisk or spoon.

  1. Mix the dry ingredients directly in the cup.
  2. Next, add the liquid ingredients. Mix everything to a creamy dough.
  3. Put the mug cake in the microwave for about 1 minute.
  4. Now you can decorate the mug cake with chocolate chips, sprinkles, or cream.

It could not be easier! Make sure not to heat the cake in the microwave for too long. Otherwise, the mug cake will become very dry. If you do not have a microwave, you can also bake the mug cake in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.

easy mug cake

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How do you like this recipe?

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Pumpkin Mug Cake

vegan mug cake mini
Course Cake, Dessert, Snacks
Keyword Cake, Chocolate, Mug Cake, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Mug Cake, Vegan Desserts
Prep Time4 minutes
1 minute
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 1 Cake


  • 4 tbsp Spelt Flour
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Blossom Sugar
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Oat Milk
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice Alternative: Vanilla Extract or Cinnamon
  • 3 tsp Pumpkin Puree Alternative: Nut Butter or Cocoa Powder


  • Mix the dry ingredients: Spelt flour, sugar, baking powder, and Pumpkin Spice directly in the cup.
  • Next add the liquid ingredients: oil, milk, and pumpkin puree. Mix everything to a creamy dough.
  • Put the mug cake in the microwave for about 1 minute.

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