This naturally sweetened Vegan Mug Cake with Apples comes together in no time (7 minutes!) and it’s absolutely perfect for those sudden sweet cravings. Also, I’ve got you covered with an oven-baked version as well (if you prefer not to use a microwave!). Happy Baking!
About this Recipe
What if I told you that you could make a cake from scratch in under 10 minutes? Yes, I’m serious. I’m usually not much of a sweet tooth but even I get cravings for sweets every once in a while. A few years ago, I got obsessed with mug cakes. I would make different versions but this one is my favourite: Vegan Mug Cake with Apples. Chris calls it a fusion of apple pie and apple pancakes because the dough is so moist and gooey. It’s absolutely perfect for those sudden sweet cravings (when you feel like having cake but don’t have enough time for baking!). Today I’m showing you how to make this oh so delicious mini cake.
Ingredients for a Vegan Mug Cake with Apples
For this Vegan Mug Cake with Apples, you will only need a few basic ingredients.
- Dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
- Wet ingredients: milk, apple sauce, maple syrup, coconut oil
- Other ingredients: apple
It’s sweet but not overly sweet. I have already tested and perfected the recipe over the last few years. Of course, you could always adjust it to your own liking and make it a little sweeter (or less sweet if you prefer!). Simply increase/decrease the amount of apple sauce and/or maple syrup. Personally, I like the current amount of sweetness, but then again, I’m not much of a sweet tooth.
How to make a Vegan Mug Cake with Apples
You can make this single serving dessert in under 10 minutes. All you need are a big mug and a microwave (and a spoon!). Then (1) mix, (2) stir, (3) microwave, and (4) eat. IMPORTANT: Keep an eye on the batter and check every 30 seconds after the first minute. Depending on your microwave, your mug cake might need a little less or more time.
No microwave? No probs! I’ve also tested this recipe using an oven as I didn’t have a microwave for a while. Simply bake in oven for about 15 minutes (180 C fan-forced or 360 F). The good news is, it works just as well. The bad news is, it will take much longer.
How to serve a Vegan Mug Cake with Apples
Well, you could simply eat this Vegan Mug Cake with Apples right away OR let it cool and serve later (it will stay soft and moist!). This recipe would also make a great last minute dessert if you’re entertaining guests (sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream!). The choice is yours. Enjoy!
More Cooking Inspiration
If you like quick & easy sweet treats, you might also like my Best Ever Ambrosia. If you prefer vegan treats, make sure to check out my homemade Choco Crossies (using dark chocolate) and Vegan Banana Bread recipes.
Vegan Mug Cake with Apples
Yield 1 serving
- 1/4 cup self-raising flour, sieved
- pinch of cinnamon
- pinch of ginger
- pinch of nutmeg
- 2 tbsp milk of choice
- 2 tbsp apple sauce
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, optional
- 1/4 cup apple, grated
- icing sugar, optional (for serving)
- vanilla ice cream, optional (for serving)
- In a BIG microwave safe mug, combine all dry ingredients.
- In a second mug, combine all wet ingredients.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Whisk until combined and no lumps remain.
- Add the grated apple and mix again.
- Microwave mug cake for about 2 minutes on high. Keep an eye on the batter and check every 30 seconds after the first minute. Depending on your microwave, your mug cake might need a little less or more time.
- Enjoy your quick & easy Vegan Mug Cake with Apples!
Quick Tip: No microwave? No probs! Simply bake in oven for about 15 minutes (180 C fan-forced or 360 F).
Courses The Bakery
Cuisine vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, naturally sweetened
Serving Size 145 g (1 mug cake)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.98 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 389 mg
Total Carbohydrates 45.46 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 19.34 g
Protein 4.21 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.