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Microwave Apple Sponge Pudding

This easy mug cake is a traditional British apple sponge pudding that's made in minutes. It's gorgeous served with ice cream, cream or custard. This dessert is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, just use your regular milk.

A microwave apple sponge pudding in a large mug topped with vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint

MICROWAVE MUG CAKES


Mug cakes are wonderful things.

They are quick cakes for one,  pulled together in a couple of minutes and zapped in the microwave to produce the most fabulous light cakes and moist puddings.

It's like a little bit of magic.

Especially when you compare it to all the prep, ingredients, waiting, cooling and washing up that comes with a standard size cake.


APPLE SPONGE PUDDING


Apple sponge pudding is a traditional British pudding.

It is also called Eve's Pudding or Mother Eve's Pudding.

It's basically a Victoria sponge type pudding baked over cooked apples.

What's not to love? Especially when it's served with vanilla ice cream or custard.


Microwave Apple Sponge Pudding in a large yellow mug topped with vanilla ice cream and mint, sitting beside a yellow napkin and spoon

MICROWAVE APPLE SPONGE PUDDING

This microwave apple sponge pudding is quick to make and results in a light and fluffy, cinnamon flavoured sponge with a base of sweet cooked apples.

It's a generous dessert for one and all you have to wash up is a measuring spoon, a tea or dessert spoon and a mug.

It's delicious!

There's absolutely no downside to this dessert.

YOU MUST TRY THIS!


MICROWAVE SETTINGS

Microwaves all vary in strength, so your pudding might be ready a little earlier than mine or need a bit longer.

To test it, press your finger lightly on the top of the sponge. It should be springy.

If some wet mixture sticks to your finger, it needs a little longer.

Simples!


Apple sauce in a jar next to yellow mug

COOKED APPLES

I used apple sauce from a jar for this pudding. 

It's a handy thing to have in your store cupboard. As well as making this pudding, it's great served on porridge in the morning, on yoghurt or served with ice cream.

You can also lightly cook a chopped eating apple in a little sugar and water in the microwave if you don't want to use apple sauce or apple pie filling.


GROUND CINNAMON

I used ground cinnamon to flavour this sponge. 

You can skip this flavouring, but if you would like a warming spice, but you don't like cinnamon, try ground ginger instead.


A spoonful of apple sponge pudding lifted out of the mug, showing the moist, fluffy sponge and apple filling

HOW TO SERVE APPLE SPONGE PUDDING


  1. CUSTARD - If you are serving this pudding with custard, butter the mug before adding your ingredients, then when it is cooked, loosen the edges with a knife and turn out onto a dessert plate or bigger dessert bowl, then top with warm custard.
  2. POURING CREAM - The same as for custard, butter the mug, loosen and turn out before pouring over the cream.
  3. SQUIRTY CREAM - Serve it in the mug, topped with a generous swirl of squirty cream.
  4. VANILLA ICE CREAM - Serve it in the mug, topped with small dollops of ice cream.
  5. ICING SUGAR - You can also serve it plain with just a dusting of icing sugar.
Custard, pouring cream, squirty cream and vanilla ice cream are all available as dairy or dairy-free. Choose depending on your diet.

We like Alpro custard and single cream, Tesco dairy-free squirty cream (in a black can) and Swedish Glace dairy-free vanilla ice cream, but there are lots of options out there.


Overhead shot of microwave apple sponge pudding, with a spoonful removed so you can see the apple filling

WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE MICROWAVE SPONGE PUDDING?


  • It's quick!
  • It doesn't have many ingredients.
  • It's inexpensive.
  • It's so easy a child can make it.
  • It's a great last-minute treat when you are craving something sweet.
  • It's an individual pudding so no going back for another portion. Your waistline will thank you.
  • There's no mess and very little washing up.
  • It tastes wonderful!

MORE MUG CAKES TO TRY

Here are a few more recipes to try.

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HOW TO MAKE MICROWAVE APPLE SPONGE PUDDING


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Making Microwave Sponge Pudding - Step 1 - 4 photos showing flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a bowl and mixed

STEP 1

Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon to a bowl and stir.

You can mix this up in your mug and plunge the apples in at the end instead of pouring the cake mixture over it.


Microwave Apple Sponge Pudding - Step 2 - oil, milk and vanilla extract added and batter mixed

STEP 2

Now add a plain flavoured oil like vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.

Mix well. I used my son's mini whisk, but to be honest a fork would do.


Microwave Apple Sponge Pudding - Step 3 - Apple added to mug, batter poured over apple and microwaved

STEP 3


Add the apples to the mug, then top with the cake batter and microwave.

If you've mixed up your batter in the mug, push the apples under the batter.



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Microwave Apple Sponge Pudding

Microwave Apple Sponge Pudding

This easy mug cake is a traditional British apple sponge pudding, made in minutes. Great served with ice cream, cream or custard. This dessert is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, just use your regular milk.
Prep time: 2 MCook time: 1.5 MTotal time: 3 M

Ingredients:

  •  3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp milk (whatever milk you have)
  • ¼ vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl mix together all the dry ingredients.
  2. Add the oil, milk and vanilla extract and whisk into a batter.
  3. Spoon the apple sauce into your mug and top with the cake batter.
  4. Microwave for 1½ minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes:

You can mix the cake batter in your mug and push the apple sauce under the batter at the end before cooking. Microwaves all vary in strength, so your pudding might be ready a little earlier than mine or need a bit longer. To test it, press your finger lightly on the top of the sponge. It should be springy. If some wet mixture sticks to your finger, it needs a little longer. To serve it in a bowl or dessert plate, butter before adding the batter, then once it's cooked loosen around the edge with a knife and turn onto your bowl or plate.

Calories

299.7

Fat (grams)

15.17

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.51

Carbs (grams)

39.39

Fiber (grams)

1.35

Net carbs

38.04

Sugar (grams)

15.23

Protein (grams)

4.10

Sodium (milligrams)

401.25

Cholesterol (grams)

3.67
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30 comments

  1. I make mug cakes all the time but this one is the best yet!

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  2. This looks yummy! I do like the "individual serving" part of this. Baking a whole cake means I eat a whole cake!!

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  3. Now that my kids are in school, this looks like the perfect way for me to treat myself once they go to sleep. Love how easy it is to make, thanks!

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    1. Yes it's a great late night treat! Perfect for that moment when you have a craving for something sweet.

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  4. Mmm...the perfect quick dessert. So quick and easy to make!

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    1. Oh yes, super quick and easy. I hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Sounds absolutely delicious. Love the mug it's served in too!

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    1. Yes it is good and yes I do rather like the mug. I have a aqua blue one too.

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  6. Thanks for sharing, this looks yummy and easy to make :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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  7. I've only ever made a mug cake from a package, can't wait to give this a go! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I didn'r realise you could buy such things. You probably have most if not all of what you need to make this one

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  8. I love how simple this recipe is. It's the perfect little fall dessert and my kids love it!

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    1. It's super easy and yes perfect for Fall. Kids always love mug cakes.

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  9. I love a good mug cake so this recipe is right up my street! Can't wait to try out the recipe :)

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    1. They are good, aren't they? I hope you enjoy this one.

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  10. My daughter and I really enjoyed your jam pudding mug cake, so we'll definitely try this one. I have apples in the fruit bowl so we are good to go. Jill

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the jam sponge. I am sure you will enjoy this one too. If you chop fresh apple into small cubes and microwave with a little sugar and a splash of water.

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  11. I might just whip this up tonight for a 'me' treat! I have some clotted cream in the fridge which I could dollop in top too. Looks so yummy

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    1. That would certainly make it more luxurious. Enjoy it Beth!

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  12. This apple sponge looks warm, comforting and delicious!! I would love a bowl right now. Can't wait to give it a go, cheers!

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    1. oh yes it is all those things.I hope you enjoy it!

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  13. Love that it is vegan. Best for my vegetarian friends. This dish is delicious and yum. So easy to make too.

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    1. Yes and a quick one to make if you have friends over.

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  14. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryMonday, 17 August, 2020

    So simple and delicious - I love that it is so tasty and can be made in a microwave!

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    1. It's super simple. Great for a last minute treat or dessert for kids.

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  15. Looks delicious - we loved apple sponge as kids and my mum still makes it but I have never thought of it in a mug - we are quite into mug cakes lately and today I tried your mac and cheese in a mug which was lovely and creamy.

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    1. Thanks. Yes they are good. I qm glad you enjoyed the mac and cheese, it is rather luxurious.

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