Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

When you hear that Pumpkin Spice Latte is back in coffee shops it's a sign that summer is sadly coming to an end (not that it ever actually arrived here in the north west of England!).
With the new season though comes lots of thing to look forward to: such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and all the flavours and treats that they bring.
My favourite comfort on a cold Autumn day is a mug cake so I've come up with a yummy pumpkin spice mug cake recipe that you can whip up in minutes. With hints of cinnamon, pumpkin spice and coffee it's a perfect autumn treat.
There's something comforting about the flavour and smell of pumpkin spice, like gingerbread and mince pies at Christmas, it has a very seasonal flavour and makes you think of chilly Autumn days. Monin's Pumpkin Spice Syrup is perfect for this recipe and you could also make your own pumpkin spice latte to drink with your mug cake!


2 tbsp soft butter
2 tsp instant coffee granules
1 medium egg
1 tsp MONIN pumpkin spice syrup
3 tbsp caster sugar
4 tbsp self-raising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 dsp hot water

Cinnamon Frosting
2 tbsp Cream cheese
4 tbsp caster sugar
1 dsp soft butter
1tsp cinnamon


- In a 350ml mug, melt the butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds
- Mix the coffee with the hot water and syrup until dissolved
- Add the coffee mixture, egg and sugar to the mug and beat well until thoroughly combined
- Add the flour and cinnamon to the mug and mix well
- Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes (600W), 1 minute 45 seconds (800W) or 1 minute 30 seconds (1000W)
- Remove from the microwave and leave to cool

- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat together until thoroughly mixed and you have a smooth frosting. Spread evenly on top of the cooled cake


- You could add 1 dsp chopped roasted mixed nuts or why not try raisins/sultanas for a fruitier cake, just fold them into the mixture after you have mixed in the four and cinnamon
- Serve with custard instead of frosting for an instant pudding. Tip the cake onto a plate and pour over the hot custard


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