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Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake

This quick and easy pumpkin spice mug cake is made even more delicious with a generous swirl of Nutella. It takes just minutes to make in the microwave and is a great single-serving cake for fall.  photo of Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake

Nutella and pumpkin is a great combination. I love the rich and chocolatey Nutella swirled into the pumpkin cake flavored with fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Every fall I make Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Cookies and Pumpkin Nutella Cakes and now I’m sharing this Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake which is a quick dessert for one when you’re in the mood for a fall treat but don’t want to make a big batch of cookies or a large cake This mini cake is so light and fluffy you wouldn’t even guess that it’s made in the microwave.overhead photo of Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake

How to Make a Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake

  • I recommend using a large microwave-safe mug for this recipe. I like to use a small whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, milk, oil, and pumpkin puree because it’s easier to get a smooth batter without having to overmix it.
  • The ingredient list looks long for this recipe but that’s because of the number of spices, which give the cake a great spiced flavor. You can omit the cloves and ginger, but I prefer this mug cake with all of the spices.
  • To make it easier to swirl, heat the Nutella in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. I use a fork to swirl the Nutella into the batter.
  • Cook the cake in the microwave at full power for one minute and 15 seconds.

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Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
A single serving pumpkin mug cake mixed with swirls of Nutella spread.


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 2 tbsp fat free milk
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/16 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/16 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp Nutella spread


  • In a large microwave-safe mug, add all ingredients except Nutella. Mix with a small whisk until no lumps remain in the batter.
  • Add Nutella to a small bowl and heat up in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds to soften Nutella. Drop Nutella into the batter and swirl a few times with a fork. Place mug into microwave and cook at full power for about 1 minute and 15 seconds or until cake is done. Allow cake to cool a few minutes before eating.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Mug Cake”

  1. How nice the cake is. It looks like it is easy to make. But it seems that at this moment, I don’t see any pumpkins in the market. Can I use something instead?

  2. This sounds amazing! Could it be modified to make it a regular cake?