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Salted Caramel Apple Mug Cake

caramel apple mug cake

Did you ever want caramel apple cake, but just enough for a single serving? If so, you’re in luck. Besides being fun to make, a quick dessert is great for emergencies.

Use your favorite all purpose gluten free flour, like the one from King Arthur, or create a custom blend. This recipe is optimized for the microwave, but you could bake the cake for about 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

The salted caramel topping really makes this cake special. Seriously, you should go make it right now.

Salted Caramel Apple Mug Cake

1 minute

1 salted caramel apple mug cake

Use a microwave to make tender, flavorful apple mug cake. Salted caramel is the perfect accessory. Gluten free, vegan, and great for cake emergencies.


  • Caramel Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Apple Cake
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped apple
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (brown or coconut)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 4.5 tablespoons gluten free flour
  • Sea salt for sprinkling on top of caramel sauce


For caramel sauce - combine coconut milk and sugar in an 8 ounce microwave safe cup. Heat on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 10 seconds on medium power. Remove from microwave and stir in a pinch of baking soda. Set aside.

For cake - in a microwave safe cup, combine oil and chopped apple. Microwave on medium power for 1 minute.

Add milk, applesauce, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and flour. Stir well. Pour batter into a silicone mini bundt cake mold or use an 8 oz. mug. Set on a paper towel in the microwave, just to be on the safe side. Cake will puff up and could potentially spill over while cooking.

Cook for 1 minute at full power (in a 1500 watt oven). Cook time will vary depending on how powerful your microwave is. Let cool a bit before removing from pan. Pour caramel sauce over cake and sprinkle with sea salt.


awesome caramel apple cake


  1. Oh, yum! You say salted caramel and I am there! Great idea to combine those flavors with apple in a mug cake, Linda, and this is just in time to go in an apple recipe roundup that I’ll be sharing on All Gluten-Free Desserts. 🙂



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