Craving a sweet treat but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen? Use pantry ingredients and this Caramel Apple Mug Cake recipe to make two perfect portions of cake in your microwave.
It may be old news in the Pinterest world, but in my house, microwave mug cakes have been all the rage recently. In short, they involve a few pantry ingredients, stirred together in a microwave-safe mug, and then cooked for a few minutes or less.
They’re perfect for when you want something sweet in the evening, but you THINK you don’t have any dessert on hand. They’re also great for when one family member wants dessert and the rest don’t. Or if you’re single or home alone. It’s really the perfect way to make cake for one person.
There are a ton of varieties of chocolate, vanilla and sprinkle mug cake recipes available on Pinterest, and I’ve tried my share of them. With fall quickly approaching, I wanted to make a caramel apple version.
Now, the Caramel Apple Mug Cake recipe below actually makes two mug cakes, only because I wanted to use a whole Michigan Gala apple, and I couldn’t fit an entire apple in one mug. But, if you just want one cake, you can use half the apple in your cake, and munch on the other half while your cake is microwaving, perhaps. Or, if one person in your house is watching calories and the other just wants cake, well then, one person gets the half of an apple and the other person gets the cake. Win-win!
My favorite thing about mug cakes is once you’ve made the recipe once or twice, you can practically make it in your sleep. I kid you not, I memorized this recipe after just a few times making it, so now, I can jump up during a commercial break, get two mug cakes into the microwave, and be back just as my show is continuing. Win-win-win!
To get the recipe for this Caramel Apple Mug Cake, head on over to the Michigan Apple Blog.
More Great Apple Recipes:
- Apple Grilled Cheese – the perfect combo of sweet and savory.
- Bourbon Apple Cider Punch – great for a tailgate!
- Skillet Pork Chops with Apple Gnocchi Saute – a restaurant-quality dinner you can make at home.
- Apple Rose Tart with Peanut Butter Custard – this one is a showstopper
- Slow Cooker Carrot & Apple Soup – don’t forget the za’atar croutons!
- Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins by Pinch of Yum
- Apple Oatmeal Pancakes by Cookie + Kate
Disclosure: This was a paid guest post written by me on behalf of the Michigan Apple Committee. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.