Deliciously easy microwave apple cake in a mug

You need a quick cake fix but don't want to spend a lot of time? Then this microwave apple cake in a mug would be perfect for you.

It's super easy, all you need is a blender (unless you use 1 1/2 tsp of apple sauce instead of half an apple) and a microwave. All ingredients should be easily found in your local supermarket.

I tried to make a few vegan microwave mug cakes before but this one is the best I had so far. The only difference to a normal cake is that the texture is a bit different and it's more dense. However, the flavour is still delicous.


I could just bury myself in apples, I loved them since I was a child and for me they are always in season. An apple a day is what keeps the doctor away from me indeed hehe. And it brings me back to the apple trees my granny had in her garden. It's so different when you have the priviledge to grow up around real fresh food. 



By the way we even made a video for you to learn how to make this simple apple mug cake. And we had lots of fun doing it. Check it out below!

Deliciously easy microwave apple cake in a mug

That was quick! Less than 10 minute for this delicious little apple cake. Perfect for singles.

Phil from Exceedinglyvegan

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INGREDIENTS (1 cake in a mug):

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp plant based milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Other ingredients:

  • Icing sugar

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Deseed an apple and cut chop finely. Add half of the chopped apple and all other wet ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

In a bowl combine all dry ingredients, and then mix in the wet ingredients and the other half chopped apple pieces.

Pour mixture into a cup or mug and heat up in the microwave. It took 1.5 minutes in my microwave. But I would recommend you to heat up for 1 minute first, check and if necessary keep heating up in 15 second increments.

When done sprinkle some icing sugar and cinnamon on top. Enjoy!

If you like fruity vegan cakes then try my nectarine cake (you could make it with other fruits as well, like plums for example).

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