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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
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 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

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!

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 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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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!!!!!!

Ness

Saturday 11th of April 2020

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!

Ness

Wednesday 8th of April 2020

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

Saturday 11th of April 2020

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

Kayne

Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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.