Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake

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    Celebrate apple season with this salted caramel apple spice mug cake! Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!

    Another take on my classic chocolate mug cake in case you aren’t feeling chocolate and wanting a fruity pie flavor!

    Celebrate apple season with this salted caramel apple spice mug cake! Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!

    Clearly I’m obsessed with making mug cakes because I have five different mug cake flavors on the site.

    The chocolate mug cake is obviously the classic and the most popular.

    So, if you haven’t tried that one yet, I highly recommend.

    Celebrate apple season with this salted caramel apple spice mug cake! Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!

    Also, for this mug cake, you should make a batch of salted caramel because you’re going to need it in this salted caramel apple spice mug cake!

    It definitely elevates the flavor and who doesn’t love salted caramel?

    This mug cake reminds me of a salted caramel apple pie.

    You must top this a la mode! A giant scoop of vanilla ice cream would be DIVINE.

    Celebrate apple season with this salted caramel apple spice mug cake! Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!

    If you’ve tried my other mug cakes then you know what you’re in for.

    Moist, fluffy, and the best kinda dessert ever!

    During apple season, I figured I’d come up with an apple-flavored one.

    Drizzle the salted caramel all over the top and omg, best dessert ever!

    You can share but it’s single-serving so sharing is definitely optional ;) it took me 7 tries to finally get this to be the texture I wanted and I hope you enjoy it just as much as we do!! :)

    Celebrate apple season with this salted caramel apple spice mug cake! Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!

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    Celebrate apple season with this salted caramel apple spice mug cake! Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!
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    Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake

    Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!
    Prep Time: 1 min
    Cook Time: 2 mins
    Total Time: 3 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1
    Calories: 404kcal
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    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon water


    • In a small bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
    • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients. Whisk everything together until combined and no lumps remain.
    • Pour batter into a microwave-safe mug. Mine was a 14-ounce mug. You want enough head space for the cake to rise without pouring over.
    • Place a paper towel into the microwave and set the mug on top (this is to catch any batter if your mug cake overflows).
    • Microwave mug cake for 1 minute and 50 seconds on high (PLEASE READ NOTES CAREFULLY BELOW)
    • Carefully remove from microwave, drizzle your homemade salted caramel sauce (or you can use a store-bought caramel sauce) on top and enjoy!


    Please note that ALL microwaves are different therefore can yield different results and can overcook this mug cake if you aren't careful. My microwave is 950 watts and I cooked mine on 100% power for 1 minute and 50 seconds. Knowing this information, it may help you better judge how long to cook yours for and at what power. This batter is wetter and more moist than my other mug cakes hence the longer cook time. If you feel that your batter is still too wet after 1 minute and 50 seconds, feel free to zap it a little longer.
    Yes, no eggs in this either. Eggs is what makes typical mug cakes spongey!
    **This recipe is specifically made for the microwave. I developed it for the microwave. I don't know cook time or temperature for an oven...I'd imagine it'd be a very quick cook time at a low temp., but since I didn't test the recipe for an oven, I cannot give specifics. Sorry!
    If you're looking for other variations of mug cakes, give these two a try:
    Chocolate Mug Cake, Vanilla Mug Cake
    Nutrition Facts
    Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake
    Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
    Calories 404 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Carbohydrates 64g21%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 39g43%
    Protein 4g8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.
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  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I can’t handle bugs. I scream like crazy when I see one – no matter the size! This mug cake is happening! Love how fluffy it looks! And hello, salted caramel! Pinned!

  • Tiff says:

    Goodness knows I love a good mug cake! Thanks for sharing.
    Sorry about the water bottle ;)

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says:

    OMG! I feel you. I have been using the same water bottle forever and I have lots it so many times. Luckily, it always comes back, but I feel alone without it!
    Oh, and this mug cake? HOW DID YOU MAKE IT SO GOOD. Mine always tastes like a sponge.
    Not that I know how those taste… Pinned!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    I’m in heaven!! This cake combines so many of my favorite things. Ahhhh it has to happen asap! Maybe as a late breakfast haha ;)

  • Erin | The Law Student's Wife says:

    Noooooooo not the water bottle! Best eat at least 6 of these to recover (and I’m obsessed w/ your vanilla mug cake. Time to try the other two!)

  • Maria says:

    I want this for breakfast!

  • Deborah says:

    Yeah – I hate bugs, so I probably would have done the same thing!! At least you had this cake to console you – it looks amazing!

  • Heather Christo says:

    That is stye funniest story Julie! Also this cake looks absolutely crazy delicious !

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    It’s 8am and I want to dive into that mug cake!!

  • Cookin Canuck says:

    This is such a brilliant idea! And yeah, bugs in the car are NEVER a good thing.

  • Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes says:

    I loose my water bottles all the time too, though never quite like that! Ha ha! Great looking mug cake! Pinning the heck out of it!

  • Gaby says:

    This is my kind of dessert! So delicious!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Goooooorgeous! Want!!

  • Rachel says:

    this is amazing! perfect for those nights when i need a little something and fast! bookmarking this to try this weekend!

  • Francesca says:

    Oh i love all of your cakes in cups!

  • Danielle says:

    I know the importance of a favorite water bottle. I just left mine at a Relay For Life summit in Dallas. I really miss that bottle (it was my woobie). BTW can’t wait to try the cake. Looks amazing!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites says:

    This is totally breakfast. Amazing!

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today says:

    Hahahaahah, this story is so funny. I’d totally panic if I were you! Haahahahahah! And I hope that this mug cake helped.

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective says:

    This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try! pinned

  • marla says:

    Oh girl ~ this mug cake is genius!!!! Pinned :)

  • Annie @ Annie's Noms says:

    Completely relate to the bug incident – I am exactly the same, I just wish they would all leave me the heck alone so I don’t have to get all panicky – anyways, this mug cake looks absolutely perfect – definitely not for sharing!

  • Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your water bottle :( not cool bug ~ not cool at all!!

    This cake looks amazing … I LOVE mug cakes, especially since they are usually so easy to make!!

  • Kelly says:

    I’m so excited it’s apple season! This looks delicious!

  • Lynn says:

    Oh my goodness. This apple cake was the most amazing thing ever. It was also so so easy to make! I just finished it (added some of your salted caramel too) and I’m ready to make another! Thank you, thank you for coming up with the recipe. It’s perfect.

    • Julie says:

      Yay!! :)

  • katie says:

    Mmm, just made this tonight. The sauce is what makes it really :) Thanks for the recipe

    • Julie says:

      Great to hear! So glad you enjoyed it!

  • mommermom says:

    It was easy and tasty. It certainly satisfied my sweet tooth with this one serving size. I would make it again. I did not have the sauce which might have made it fabulous but used a dollop of whipped topping. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julie says:

      Great to hear!!

  • Potato says:

    What if I didn’t put the water and instead cooked it for a shorter time

  • Jessica Schmidt says:

    Love this – only had allspice on hand and caramel ice cream topping but it was amazing!

  • Erika M says:

    This was really good! I usually am not happy with mug cakes, but this turned out really delicious. I only used 2 tablespoons of sugar. And my daughter and I were very happy with it … I am going to try a gluten-free version and I’m sure it will be wonderful as well !

  • cathy says:

    How do you get mug cakes to come clean out of their containers? Should you grease the mug, or just wait for it to cool before taking it out? (it’s a long wait when you smell that cake!)

    • Julie says:

      Yes, you could lightly grease the mug if you want!

  • Linda Lambert says:

    I am a pudding fan, but my family is not. Have you ever tried making tapioca pudding (using Minute Tapioca) in a mug? The commercial cups are just too gummy and chewy for me.

    • Julie says:

      I’ve never made pudding in a mug, sorry!

  • carolyn says:

    I tried your recipe but I had a banana going bad and couldn’t throw it away so I made banana nut bread. It was great! Thanks

  • Kayne says:

    Just wanted to thank you so much for posting this recipe. The cake turned out nice and fluffy. I didn’t have applesauce so I increased the milk to 3 1/2 T. I had an apple so I chopped up half of it, nuked it in the microwave for a minute or two to soften up, and then sprinkled it in between layers of the batter. It was yummy! Totally satisfied the carb craving.

  • Ness says:

    Could you please add a Yummly button to your recipes? It would add so much traffic for your site and help me remember this recipe for years to come.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Hi, I used to have a Yummly button but that site has seem to become outdated and I don’t see the benefits from it at this point. Thank you for your suggestion

  • Ness says:

    I accidentally added a tablespoon of water instead of a teaspoon. Scooped a milky half tablespoon out. Also substituted cashew milk for cows milk and could only find sugary apple sauce.

    Turned out much better than I expected after the mess of cooking it. Can’t wait to experiment with different milks and correct liquid quantities!

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