pumpkin mug cake with cream cheese glaze and cinnamon on a plate with a spoon

Say hi to your new favorite fall dessert! This pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake is gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and takes 5 minutes to make! Yes please!

I couldn’t wait to share this one the minute I took a bite! It’s soo fluffy and has that perfect fall flavor. I’m obsessed with this one!

pumpkin mug cake with cream cheese glaze and cinnamon in a mug with a spoon on a plate

The perfect cozy hug in a mug. When you need a fall treat, but don’t feel like waiting or spending too much time in the kitchen. You’ll have this dessert ready in 5 minutes!

Because it gets so fluffy, it lasts longer than your average mug cake- more time to enjoy it! You could even cut this in half after cooking and serve it for 2 if you want a smaller treat!

Just don’t skip the cream cheese glaze 😉 It’s my favorite part!

pumpkin mug cake with cream cheese glaze and cinnamon on a plate with a spoon

To keep this recipe nut free and gluten free, I used a gluten free all purpose flour mix. I have not tested this with almond flour, coconut flour, etc., so I’m not sure what the results will be if you experiment a bit!

For the same texture as mine, I recommend sticking with an all purpose flour (you can use regular flour of course if you don’t need gluten free!)

You guys absolutely need to make this pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake! It’s a little slice of heaven and could not be easier to make. I’ll be making this all fall long 😉 Can’t wait to hear if you give this one a try!

Enjoy! xo

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (dairy free)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Easy gluten free and dairy free pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake with a simple cream cheese glaze! 


  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrup (1 tbsp for more sweetness)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 12 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips*

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 1 tbsp softened cream cheese (vegan or regular)
  • Splash of maple syrup, to taste
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Milk of choice, as needed to thin


  1. In a large mug, whisk together the pumpkin, egg, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Stir in the dry ingredients until a smooth batter forms, then stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Microwave for 2 minutes then allow to cool a couple minutes.
  4. While mug cake is cooling, mix together the cream cheese glaze ingredients. Spread over the top of the cake and enjoy! 


*If you skip the chocolate chips, you will likely need to increase the maple syrup to add more sweetness to the cake. 

Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian


Sep 23, 2020

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (dairy free)

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  1. Kierstin says:

    A lovely springy and moist cake texture with a tasty glaze!

    I would like more pumpkin flavor and a bit more glaze to account for the surprising volume and density of the cake. I also added more maple into the cake as there was so little sugar even with the chocolate. Wondering if adding some coconut sugar would help for my sweetness preference

  2. adelaide says:

    so so good!! i needed a quick breakfast fix this morning then luckily i saw this on my feed. i immediatly sprinted to my kitchen and made this beauty. TRULY A GAME CHANGER ???????? going to be a staple in my house from now on. thank you so much mia! your recipes never disappoints

  3. Kirby says:

    OMG. I was having a terrible day because of my period and desperately needed dessert. So glad I bookmarked this recipe because it was amazing! The texture came out as promised. I haven’t been able to find canned pumpkin at stores around me, only pumpkin pie filling, so mine came out a little sweeter (not complaining!). 10/10 will make again 🙂

  4. olivia g says:

    Holy NUTS this is bonkers!!!! I added some extra maple syrup and topped it with chocolate ice cream for a late night dessert and i am FLOORED. best recipe ever!!!

  5. Grace says:

    uhm YUMMMMM!!!! Made this tonight to fill my intense PMS sweet craving and it was absolutely amazing. Defintiely don’t skip the glaze like Mia said- so yummy! Vanilla ice cream would be good as well. Added Hu chocolate gems as chocolate chips and I was in heaven. Thanks for always creating amazing recipes, Mia!!

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