Apple Pie Mug Cake Recipe

A quick treat to satisfy a little craving is not as guilt-laden as you think, if you are making this five-minute apple pie mug cake. This cake is gluten and sugar-free, and all you need to make it is a microwave!


  • ½ green apple, peeled and grated
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch mixed spice
  • Pinch ground ginger
  • 3 tbsp almond flour or almond meal
  • 1 tbsp inulin powder
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened coconut yogurt to serve (optional)
  • Pan-fried apples to serve (optional)


1. Place the grated apple, cinnamon, mixed spice and ground ginger into a large mug or ramekin, then microwave on high for 1 minute.

2. Stir in the remaining ingredients, return the mug to the microwave and cook on high for a further two minutes.

3. Allow the cake to sit for 1 minute before turning out onto a little plate. Top with a spoon of coconut yoghurt and a few pan-fried apples (if using).

Try topping the apple cake with unsweetened coconut yogurt and some pan-fried apples. To make pan-fried apples: slice a green apple half into pieces and place in a pan with a teaspoon of mixed spice and 1 teaspoon of inulin powder. Cook for 4–5 minutes, stirring regularly until soft and golden.

Recipe taken from Eat Your Way Slim & Healthy by Bridget Davis (£14.99, Murdoch Books,). Photography by Rebecca Elliott.

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