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Pumpkin Ice Cream Mug Cake

This easy pumpkin mug cake is made with ice cream and cooks in the microwave in less than two minutes. It’s like a single-serving of pumpkin bread and full of fall spices and flavors.

photo of a spoonful of Pumpkin Quick Bread Mug Cake

I love super easy recipes and I love mug cakes so when I can combine the two and make a sweet mug cake that takes just minutes to make, I am very happy. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with ice cream and using it to make simple cakes so I decided to try making an ice cream mug cake using the same method.

I’m in love with pumpkin ice cream so I thought a single-serving pumpkin cake would be perfect. This pumpkin ice cream mug cake is so easy you’ll want to keep ice cream on hand so you can make it whenever you want. If you can’t find pumpkin ice cream (sometimes it’s only available during the fall) you can use chocolate ice cream to make a chocolate mug cake, too.

photo of a Pumpkin Quick Bread Mug Cake


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Egg
  • Pumpkin ice cream

You only need a few tablespoons of the ice cream but it’s enough to give this mug cake a lot of fall spice and pumpkin flavor. Just mix all of the ingredients in a large mug and microwave it for one minute and 30 seconds or until the cake is cooked through.

close-up photo of a Pumpkin Quick Bread Mug Cake

The texture of this cake isn’t as soft and light as some of my other mug cakes. The texture reminds me more of pumpkin bread which is a little denser.

Of course, what I love best about this pumpkin ice cream mug cake is how easy it is. To be able to make a single-serving cake in about five minutes is so great and I love that I don’t have to make a big batch of bread. You get your pumpkin fix without all of the leftovers tempting you.

photo of a Pumpkin Quick Bread Mug Cake with a spoon

If you want more single-serving cake recipes, be sure to check out all of my mug cake recipes. There are a lot of great ones to try.

close-up photo of a spoonful of Pumpkin Quick Bread Mug Cake

Pumpkin Quick Bread Mug Cake

Servings: 1 -2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This easy mug cake is made with ice cream and is ready to enjoy in just a few minutes.


  • 5 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 3 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 tbsp pumpkin ice cream melted


  • Scoop 3 1/2 tbsp ice cream and melt in microwave for about 25 seconds.
  • Combine all ingredients into an oversized mug. Mix with a small whisk until smooth. Batter will be thick. 
  • Microwave for approximately 1 1/2 minutes until knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Top of cake may have a slightly wet/gooey texture, which is fine as long as the inside is cooked.

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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