A yummy easy coffee cake for one person. Fast and great!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a microwave-safe mug until softened, about 10 seconds. Stir white sugar into butter until dissolved. Mix 1/4 cup flour, applesauce, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt into butter-sugar mixture until batter is smooth.

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  • Mix 2 teaspoons flour, 1 teaspoon butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl using your hands until the texture of lumpy sand is reached; sprinkle over batter.

  • Cook in the microwave until coffeecake appears to be barely set, 50 to 80 seconds. Cool before eating.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 41 mg cholesterol; 174 mg sodium. 43.3 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This may not be pretty to look at but it sure does taste good! I must admit I tried this out of a sweet tooth craving and being that this makes a cake for one in under 5 minutes I figured what do I have to lose? It's simple easy and really hits the spot when you want something sweet without a lot of effort. Perfect with a cup of hot tea! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2018
It has a cake texture but it taste like cooked applesauce. It doesn't taste like coffee cake at all. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This may not be pretty to look at but it sure does taste good! I must admit I tried this out of a sweet tooth craving and being that this makes a cake for one in under 5 minutes I figured what do I have to lose? It's simple easy and really hits the spot when you want something sweet without a lot of effort. Perfect with a cup of hot tea! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
This may not be pretty to look at but it sure does taste good! I must admit I tried this out of a sweet tooth craving and being that this makes a cake for one in under 5 minutes I figured what do I have to lose? It's simple easy and really hits the spot when you want something sweet without a lot of effort. Perfect with a cup of hot tea! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2014
Wow! I've read so many bad reviews of mug cakes that I was skeptical- but I wanted to give it a try. So glad I did! Delicious! I did have to use a full 3 Tbsp of apple sauce to get a batter and it took 2 1/2 minutes to cook (I checked every 20 seconds after the first minute) but it was awesome!! Perfect for making dessert for one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
I just tried this recipe to preview it as a quick breakfast for a day that will start rather early. I substituted the applesauce for one whole egg and a splash of vegetable oil. I also added more sugar to the batter along with honey and cinnamon. It's pretty delicious. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2014
I was completely surprised by this. It really was good and I'll make it again when in the mood. I used 2 T applesauce and mine took 80 seconds exactly. It was thick but not overly and it was moist. Now you can't rate it by comparing it to a regular coffee cake but for how easy and fast it is I give it 5 stars! (My prep was less than 10 min.) Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2014
Yum! I used a little bit less than one tablespoon of butter for the batter and it came out fine. For the applesauce I used cinnamon applesauce and I added a few teaspoons of chopped walnuts to the topping. Microwaved for 80 seconds and BAM! Instant coffee cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2014
Well mine didn't come out looking like the picture but I'm still licking my lips. I didn't have brown sugar for the crumb topping mix - used white and had to make applesauce using apples water and cinnamon. The cake was a bit dense in texture but still tasted great! Looking forward to my next serving Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
We loved it! My friend came over and I didn't want to make anything big since it was just the two of us. I found this recipe and made it just as it says to. We thought it was great! I did make a powdered sugar/milk icing for it. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2014
I was craving coffee cake but did not have eggs in the house when I came accross this recipe. Unbelieveable! The consistency and taste are very close to a standard coffee cake. and the serving size is perfect. Genius! I added extra applesauce like the others. Do be careful as it is stays hot for awhile. Thanks for a great craving fix!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2014
Amazing I added extra applesauce and cinnamon Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2018
It has a cake texture but it taste like cooked applesauce. It doesn't taste like coffee cake at all. Read More