Thursday, October 3, 2013

One-Mug Pumpkin Maple Cake

Craving dessert but have no willpower and know if you make cake you will most positively eat more than one piece?  Or maybe you just want a dessert, stat.  Either way, this quick one-mug cake is the fastest and most delicious concoction to come out of a mug possibly ever.

One-Mug Pumpkin Maple Cake
for two portions, double ingredients and "bake" in 2 mugs


3 tablespoons pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons coconut milk or other nondairy milk mixed with 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons coconut flour or almond flour
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
dash sea salt

optional tablespoon pure maple syrup for additional glaze


1.  Stir 1 tablespoon nondairy milk of choice mixed with 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice into a large mug; let thicken and curdle for 3 minutes.
2.  Add all other ingredients into the mug, whisking until fully combined.

Microwave 1 minute 30 seconds, checking for done-ness, and if not done, microwave an additional 15-30 seconds.  Alternately, preheat oven to 350 and bake mug 10-12 minutes.  Really, it's that easy.

Let the cake cool a few minutes before removing from the mug, or grab a fork and eat it directly out of your impromptu ramekin. Drizzle a little additional pure maple syrup for additional sweetness. Be amazed.

Have a leftover portion?  This also makes a sweet treat to tote to work or school.  Let cool completely and store in a sealed bag or container; it will keep well until the next meal time.

Want to get creative?  Remove the "cake", slice it down the middle and fill with applesauce for a little breakfast sandwich or dessert.  Alternately spoon additional maple syrup on each half and sprinkle with a bit more cinnamon for a more dessert-y option.  Really want to get decadent?  Serve hot topped with nondairy ice cream or your favorite frozen yogurt for a fabulous dessert option.

Pure Canada Maple Syrup link here to find out more on maple syrup in your diet


  1. Will unsweetened almond milk curdle, if I add few drops of real lemon juice?
    Why DO you curdle the milk, does it help to add bulk to the mugcake?
    Since there's only 2 tbsps of a flour?

    I'm curious,will be trying this once I have time (:

    1. Hi there! Yes almond milk is fine, it is just meant to imitate buttermilk to help with the binding, texture and rising. Enjoy!