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Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake

 This easy Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake can be made within minutes-a single serving that tastes amazing with a scoop of fat free cool whip or light vanilla ice cream & sugar free chocolate chips! 

What is a mug cake?

Basically it’s a single serving cake that’s made in a microwavable mug.

Mug Cakes are one of the fastest way to make dessert for yourself and have become popular in the WW community because of the simplicity and being able to enjoy a single-serving dessert-which helps with portion control.

What ingredients do I need to make this Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake?

  • Pillsbury Sugar free yellow cake mix: If you are unable to locate the sugar free cake mixes you may substitute the cake mix by using  4 Tbsp all purpose flour + 1/2 Tbsp zero point white granulated sugar sweetener +1 tsp baking powder ( all mug cakes that are made with all-purpose flour need baking powder to help them rise. I recommend using an aluminum-free, double-acting baking powder. The point value is the same for both the sugar free cake mix and the all purpose flour option.  
  • Canned pumpkin puree: make sure it’s 100% unsweetened pumpkin puree.
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Skim milk
  • Unsweetened applesauce or vegetable oil: I like using just 1/2 Tbsp of vegetable oil for this particular recipe as opposed to unsweetened applesauce. The texture is smooth and creamier with the oil vs. the unsweetened applesauce. However, using the unsweetened applesauce reduces the point value by two points. 
  • Vanilla extract

What do you do with the extra pumpkin puree & sugar-free cake mix?

I store the remaining pumpkin puree in an air tight container in the fridge and the remaining cake mix in an air-tight bag in the pantry for future mug cakes. 

Or you can check out these pumpkin recipes to make using the leftover pumpkin puree:

One Point Pumpkin Cinnamon and Sugar Donuts

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Zero Point Crustless Pumpkin Pie

WW Friendly Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake 

 

What toppings can I add after cooking?

You can the ChocZero sugar free chocolate chips online HERE.

Save 10% on your ChocZero order with discount code: Pounddropper

What mugs do you recommend for this Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake?

I recommend using microwavable 12 oz. mugs. You can find these mugs online HERE on Amazon. 

How do I make this Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake?

Spray a 12 oz. microwaveable mug with non stick cooking spray. 

Measure and add the dry ingredients into the prepared mug. Mix until well combined. 

Stir in the skim milk, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. 

Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

Microwave on high for 2-2 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave.

This mug cake can be eaten directly from the mug or you can let it cool for 5 minutes and tip the mug upside down and serve on a plate. 

Top with cool whip

 sugar free chocolate chips, caramel sauce, and garnish with cinnamon, if desired. 

 

Ingredients:

Optional Toppings:

Directions:

  1. Spray a 12 oz. microwaveable mug with non stick cooking spray. 
  2. Measure and add the dry ingredients into the prepared mug. Mix until well combined. 
  3. Stir in the skim milk, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Microwave on high for 2- 2 1/2 minutes.  Remove from microwave.
  5. This cake can be eaten directly from the mug or let it cool for 5 minutes and tip the mug upside down and serve on a plate. 
  6. Top with cool whip, sugar free chocolate chips, caramel sauce, and garnish with cinnamon, if desired. 

Servings: GREEN/BLUE/ PURPLE: 5 smart points if using unsweetened applesauce or 7 smart points if using vegetable oil 

 

Author Notes:

  • The point value does not include additional toppings.
  • The point value is the same for both the sugar free cake mix and the all purpose flour option.  
Yield: 1

Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake

Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake

This easy Skinny Pumpkin Mug Cake can be made within minutes- a single serving that tastes amazing with a scoop of fat free cool whip or light vanilla ice cream & sugar free chocolate chips! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. or 4 Tbsp Pillsbury sugar free yellow cake mix or 4 Tbsp all purpose flour mixed with 1/2 Tbsp white granulated sugar and 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 2 Tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp skim milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce or vegetable oil 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

    1. Spray a 12 oz. microwaveable mug with non stick cooking spray. 
    2. Measure and add the dry ingredients into the prepared mug. Mix until well combined. 
    3. Stir in the skim milk, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, and vanilla. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.
    4. Microwave on high for 2-2 1/2 minutes.  Remove from microwave.
    5. This cake can be eaten directly from the mug or let it cool for 5 minutes and tip the mug upside down and serve on a plate. 
    6. Top with cool whip, sugar free chocolate chips, caramel sauce, and garnish with cinnamon, if desired. 


    Servings: GREEN/BLUE/ PURPLE: 5 smart points if using unsweetened applesauce or 7 smart points if using vegetable oil 

Notes

Optional Toppings:

Cool whip 
Cinnamon, dusted over cool whip
Sugar free caramel sauce- I love Smucker's sugar free caramel sauce. Which you can find HERE on Amazon. 
Powdered sugar
Sugar free chocolate chips- I love using Lakanto sugar free chocolate chips , ChocZero's Dark Chocolate Chips - Sugar Free or Lily's chocolate chips. You can have up to 6 Lily's chocolate chips for zero points.  

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 141Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 22gNet Carbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

The SmartPoint values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe using the WW app. The SmartPoint values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used. To calculate the Smartpoint value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app manually by creating a recipe using the recipe builder. The WW app does not recognize the zero point ingredients in recipes and will calculate it based only off the nutritional information; which will not be accurate.

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