This delicious Pumpkin Marshmallow Mug Cake will satisfy your pumpkin craving in less than 3 minutes!
There’s a little boy I know named Patrick who I affectionately call Crazypants. It originally started as a joke. He was in my Sunday school class, and he just won’t stop moving. So I planned for him. Apart from their Bible story, everything we did involved them moving around in some way. And he still wouldn’t stop moving.
So I decided to call him Crazypants whenever he was being, well, crazy. It was a self-monitoring thing. You know, all that stuff they teach you in school that is supposed to work to modify children’s behavior.
He wore it like a badge. I don’t know if he ever realized why I called him that, but the other kids thought it was hilarious. And he was quite proud of his new nickname.
Well call me Crazypants because that’s how I feel right about now. I have a five day weekend for teacher conventions and Veteran’s Day, and I haven’t stopped running around since school ended at 1:38 yesterday. I need some of this cake. Also, check out Bacon’s skillful hand modeling. He was getting frustrated that I a.promised him cake and made him wait until the pictures were done to eat it and b. took about a million pictures of him holding the spoon. His poor arm.
In the time he waited for his poor cake, I probably could have made about 4 more. The recipe is a little different than regular mug cakes. It’s put together more like a traditional cake, then poured into a mug. or two. or four. Just double or quadruple the recipe as necessary.
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 c. pure pumpkin puree
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp.salt
- 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 heaping tbsp. marshmallow fluff (plus extra for topping)
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon (for garnish)
- Allow melted butter to cool slightly. Stir in pumpkin and vanilla. Set aside.
- In a 4 qt. measuring cup, whisk together sugar and eggs.
- Add pumpkin mixture and whisk until smooth.
- Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt, whisking until combined.
- Pour into mug.
- Microwave on 50% power for 45 seconds. Take out mug and stir to ensure even cooking.
- Microwave on 50% power for an additional 45 seconds. Stir cake once more.
- Use a spoon to push aside some of the cake in the middle and put marshmallow fluff in the hole.
- Microwave on 50% for an additional 35-45 seconds or until cake is fully cooked. It should feel firm to the touch.
- Top with marshmallow fluff and a garnish of cinnamon.
And if you are running around as much as I am, just do what Patrick does. Smile at everyone you meet and say “She calls me Crazypants.”