Cinnamon Spice Mug Cake

img_2562Just as its getting chilly out we bring you a fast, warm, cozy, treat that you and a friend can enjoy. Try this Cinnamon Spice (and everything nice) mug cake that you can make in 5 minutes or less using the microwave. Great for brightening someones morning (think no mess breakfast in bed for mom or dad). Or a warm after school snack to share with a friend on a chilly November day. This recipe was inspired by


  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar (2.5 tbsp = 2 tbsp + 1.5 tsp)
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoon butter in a 16 oz mug by microwaving for 20 seconds.
  2. Remove mug from microwave and stir in sugar.
  3. Add applesauce, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. Mix till resembles batter, scrapping down from sides of mug.
  5. For the topping: In another small microwavable container, soften 1 tablespoon of butter in microwave for 15 seconds.
  6. Add flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon and mix till resembles crumble.
  7. Sprinkle topping crumble onto batter in the first mug.
  8. Microwave the mug cake for 45 seconds
  9. If cake looks moist on top, microwave again for 10 seconds. Repeat until cake looks set on top. Do not over cook.
  10. Let cool for 1 minute and then enjoy cake while warm.
Be careful, mug and cake will be hot. Ask for an adults help if needed.


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