This Single-Serve Healthy Pumpkin Mug Cake with Chocolate Pumpkin Frosting is the perfect fall dessert when you just need a little something after dinner!
Happy Friday the 13th, friends! MUAH HAHAHA — (cue scary music).
It’s Linley here and I thought you should all know that I love Halloween and everything that comes with it. I am a BIG fan of scary movies, sweet treats, parties, and scary movies. Did I mention scary movies? 🙂 It’s Friday the 13th and I felt like it was the perfect time to let you in on the fact that I love scary movies. I’m talking more thriller/scary rather than really bloody/scary. Give me a phycological thriller and a bag of popcorn and I am one happy girl. So, cheers to Friday the 13th and if you’re a fan of scary flicks, let me know your favorites in the comments of this post, please!
Another thing that screams Halloween and fall is PUMPKIN. Pumpkin patches, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin, and the star of today’s post…Single-Serve HEALTHY Pumpkin Mug Cake with Chocolate Pumpkin Frosting.
If you are a pumpkin lover, then you probably have a partially used can of pumpkin in your fridge right now. The Fit Foodie HQ fridge usually has a half-used can of pumpkin in it from September-November. Whether we are testing recipes or making some of our favorite pumpkin recipes from Fit Foodie Finds, we are all about that pumpkin in the fall. Some of our favorite pumpkin recipes on FFF right now are Grain Free Pumpkin Brownies, Oil-Free Pumpkin Muffins, or our Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal. SO GOOD.
However, sometimes you don’t want a whole pan of brownies or a ton of muffins. You just want a little sweet, fall treat while you watch the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I still watch Greys Anatomy). This Single-Serve HEALTHY Pumpkin Mug Cake with Chocolate Pumpkin Frosting is the perfect sweet treat if you’re making dessert for one. It is also the perfect recipe to use up your partially used can of pumpkin in the fridge.
You guys, this mug cake is absolutely delicious. But wait until you try the pumpkin frosting! Not only is the frosting SO easy, but it is thick, creamy, and delicious. It’s absolutely delicious on this Single-Serve HEALTHY Pumpkin Mug Cake, but I would use this frosting recipe to frost a whole chocolate cake! It’s that good.
Single-Serve HEALTHY Pumpkin Mug Cake
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 1
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 1
For the Pumpkin Mug Cake
- 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour (option to sub all-purpose gluten-free flour)
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg white
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips (+ more for topping)
- pinch of salt
For the Chocolate Pumpkin Frosting
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon maple (or more to taste)
- First, spray a medium sized coffee mug with coconut oil cooking spray.
- Then, add 1 egg white, maple syrup, and pumpkin puree into the mug. Mix until combined.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Microwave on high for 60 seconds. Remove and let cool
- Prepare Chocolate Pumpkin Frosting by mixing all of the ingredients together.
- Top pumpkin mug cake with frosting and enjoy!
PS: if you love single serve dessert recipes, you should check out our Single Serve Dessert e-book! It has 34 healthy desserts for one inside + a bunch of bonuses inside.