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Wonderful apple cake recipe made in a mug in 2 minutes

Fruity, fluffy and wonderfully moist, this apple cake recipe is the ultimate teatime treat.

It serves one person, it’s made in a mug and takes just two minutes to cook, yes really.

Conjured up by Instagram baker @cakeontherun you only need a handful of basic ingredients to make it, including a jar of apple sauce – the type you put on your roast dinner.

We like to use a chunky apple sauce as it add a nice texture to the sponge, but if you can only get the smooth variety from your supermarket, that will still work well.

Similarly, if you want to make you own puree at home using cooked apples, go for it.

You’ll need to add a tablespoon or so of sugar to sweeten the fruit up when you stir it into the cake batter.

And if you want to give it a caramel twist, swap the buttercream with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top.

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Apple mugcake recipe (serves 2)


  • 40g self raising flour
  • 40g apple sauce
  • 30g margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Plus for the filling/topping:


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a mug and stir until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pop the mug in the microwave on high for two minutes.
  3. Use a sharp knife to ease the cake out of the mug and turn it out onto a plate.
  4. Once cooled slightly so it’s easy to touch, use a knife to cut the sponge in half.
  5. Spread a tbsp of apple sauce on top of one of the halves.
  6. Sandwich the two halves together then spread on buttercream made by mixing icing sugar, margarine and a pinch of cinnamon.
  7. Tuck in!

This apple mugcake takes just 2 minutes to cook

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