Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Caramel apple mug cake

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Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 1 mins
Total: 8 mins
Serving: 1 serving

Redefine “easy bake” with this two-minute, one-mug dessert. Ingredients like brown sugar, applesauce, and fresh apple bring classic fall flavor to this quick treat. After a minute in the microwave, your apple cake is ready for its apple pie toppings: warm caramel sauce and streusel. Tasty as cake, easy as pie. 


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  • For the Streusel Topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter 
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • For the Cake
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons diced apples
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon caramel sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients into caramel apple mug cake
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  2. Start by making the streusel topping. In a small bowl, combine the flour, butter, and brown sugar.

    Make streusel topping
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  3. With a fork, mix and mash until you have a crumbly texture.

    Mix and mash
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  4. Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a 12-ounce mug.

    Combine sugar and flour
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  5. Add the apple sauce and mix well. Add the milk and diced apples but only mix lightly.

    Add apple sauce
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  6. Cook on medium-high in microwave for about 1 minute. Microwaves vary, but you’re looking for the cake to look done, and the edges to pull away slightly from the cup.

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  7. While still warm, add the streusel topping and drizzle with caramel sauce.

    Caramel apple mug
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  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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