Spiced Apple Mug Cake

mug cake

I was sitting around one night after dinner, not particularly hungry but desperately craving something sweet. I took to Pinterest to distract myself and found this little gem: spiced apple mug cake. Apples, cake, near instant gratification… what more could I want? Since it’s a microwave mug cake, there aren’t actual apples in, but the spices mean one important thing:

It’s officially fall, y’all.

mug with yogurt

I made some modifications to make it healthier, and it ended up more of an apple bread rather than cake. No less delicious, though. And since any apple dessert calls for vanilla ice cream, I substituted what I had on hand: plain greek yogurt and honey. It ended up being healthy, delicious, quick dessert. Exactly what I wanted!

1/4c whole wheat flour
1/2tsp apple pie spice – the original author has a great mix, but a store premix works too
1/2tsp baking powder
1 1/2tbsp brown sugar
1 generous tbsp white sugar
pinch salt

1 1/2 tbsp plain applesauce
2tbsp + 1tsp skim milk
1tsp vegetable oil

apple spice

Just look at those gorgeous spices

1. Whisk dry ingredients together in a small bowl.

2. Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth.

3. Pour into a mug, stick in the microwave, and zap for 1:50.

And that’s it! You’ve got apple spice mug cake. That easy. I dug the cake out of the mug, plopped some of my greek yogurt on it, and drizzled honey on it. The original recipe calls for salted caramel sauce, but I all I had was the honey. To me, the honey added just the right note of sweetness. To keep the apple pie taste, I sprinkled (poured) more cinnamon over top.


cinnamon yogurt cake

Original recipe here.


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