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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!

Other mug cake recipes you must try:

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!

Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake

Less than 5 minutes gets you a single serving cake to satisfy that sweet tooth!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 mug cake
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon water

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Instructions

  • 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!

Recipe Notes

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 CakeVanilla Mug Cake

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving: 1 Serving | Calories: 404 kcal | Carbohydrates: 64 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 15 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 39 g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake in a mug, mug cake
Recipe Rating




Aloe Turek

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

I was looking for something quick to help with my little sweet tooth, and this totally did the trick! I replaced the unsweetened applesauce with apple butter and boy is it awesome! I like adding in walnuts to it, it reminds me of a crisp fall day :)

Julia Allen

Friday 10th of December 2021

Great little cake--perfect for those moments when you just need something sweet! Next time I'm going to try making it with lemon juice instead of water and with a little lemon zest on top. And for those on WW, this works out to be about 5 points for the whole thing!

Sydney

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

This cake is so moist and tastes just like fall 🤩

Dajielle

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

This is amazing!! When my teenager took his first bite he said it reminded him of Christmas. I could eat these every day. I added 2 T powdered buttermilk. We will for sure be making these again!

sarah

Monday 6th of July 2020

The actual best!!!!!!