Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Caramel Apple Mug Cake – The perfect single-serving dessert that tastes just like a caramel apple! A sweet apple cake base topped with caramel!

Caramel Apple Mug Cake

I am back with another mug cake! My most popular posts are my Carrot Cake Mug Cake and Peanut Butter Mug Cake but I haven’t made any new ones since last spring! I have a whole bunch more planned for the next few weeks so stay tuned!

For this mug cake, I took the flavors from a fall favorite, caramel apples! I made a homemade salted caramel sauce for the top and filled the batter with fresh apples and applesauce (I actually used the Apple Butter I whipped up a few weeks back because I had a whole bunch extra) and I was so happy with how it turned out! I highly suggest making homemade whipped cream for the top, it really makes it perfect but if you have some vanilla ice cream on hand, that would be yummy too!

One of my favorite things about mug cakes like this caramel apple mug cake is the fact they are single-serving! It prevents me from eating a whole cake by myself! I make them for lunch on occasion because it is just the perfect amount of food and it only takes minutes to make from start to finish!

Notes on caramel apple mug cake recipe

  • Want to make your own whipped cream to use on the mug cake? All you need is 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 tbsp powdered sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla extract.  Use a hand mixer and whip until there are stiff peaks!
  • Looking for a homemade caramel recipe to use on top? Check out my Salted Caramel Sauce recipe!

Apple Mug Cake

Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Print Recipe
Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup apple (thinly diced)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of ginger
  • Dash of nutmeg



In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir until combined with no lumps.


Pour batter into mug and microwave for 1-1:30 minutes or until cooked through.


Top with whipped cream, chopped walnuts, and caramel sauce! (optional)

Apple Mug Cake Recipe

Love caramel apple dessert recipe?

Make sure to check out these recipes from other bloggers:

Caramel Apple Cobbler from Who Needs a Cape?

Apple Dumplings with Spiced Rum Caramel Sauce from An Affair from the Heart

Caramel Apple Yerba Mate Iced Tea from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventure

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