Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake
Need a cake for one - that isn't an entire 8-inch cake you whipped up, frosted, and now want to devour in one sitting? (Anyone else been there?) This apple cinnamon mug cake is a delicious fall favorite that can be whipped up in a jiff, and offers the perfect amount of apple bits, spices, and topped with whatever your heart desires.
A few tips to create your own mug cake:
- Do your best not to overcook in the microwave. Try 1 minute 30 seconds to start, test the center with a skewer, and if more time is needed, "cook" in 15-second increments until the skewer comes out clean. As with most items, the cake will continue cooking for a brief period when removed from the microwave.
- Grease the edges of the mug with a little cooking spray, olive oil, or like item to help prevent the cake from sticking.
Make sure you use a mug that holds at least 12 oz. of fluid and place a microwave-safe plate under the mug in case some batter spills over the edge.
Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely diced apple (I used Gala)
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup milk I used soy milk
- 2 tablespoons tightly-packed light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons neutral-flavored oil (I used extra virgin olive oil)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice optional
- pinch kosher salt
- 1/3 cup ice cream divided between both mugs
- 1 tablespoon ice cream topping divided between both mugs
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon divided between both mugs
- Use mugs that hold at least 12 oz. of fluid. Spray mugs with cooking spray, or use butter or oil to apply a light coating to the interior walls of the mugs.
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, allspice, and salt) thoroughly, to ensure even distribution.
- Mix wet ingredients (applesauce, milk, pure vanilla extract, brown sugar, and oil) together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and thoroughly combine. Stir in apple bits.
- Pour the batter into both mugs, filling about halfway to 3/4 of the way full depending upon the size of your mugs.
- Place in microwave and bake on medium-high heat for 2 minutes, adding 15 second increments if the interior does not pass the skewer test. The cake is done when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Enjoy warm with your favorite topping!
- It is easy to over cook mug cakes, so it is always best to undercut the timing if you aren't familiar with the power of your microwave.
- This is a relatively dense cake that is best served warm with a scoop of ice cream or topping of your choice!
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Published September 29th, 2021 11:00 PM
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