Mugvember recipe #3


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Mugvember with the Library – Throughout November

This month we’re getting cozy with some fun mug recipes!  Recipes will be posted every week in November on our social media (so follow the library on Facebook and Instagram!) and will be available in the library, too.

Get a free, limited-edition Gibsonville Mural mug to use when you donate to our Community Pantry.  We’d love to see your mug creations, so make sure to tag us @gibsonvillelibrary when you post pictures!

Recipe for November 20th: Apple Spice Mug Cake

Soooo… we kind of forgot to take a picture BEFORE we ate the mug cake, again. We just get so excited to try them out!  This one really turned out tasty with just some minor tweaking of the recipe from
After some GPL kitchen testing, here is our adapted version:

Apple Spice Mug Cake
Adapted from recipe at after being tested in the GPL kitchen. We only made minor adjustments to this easy-to-throw-together cake. A tasty, cozy recipe for fall!

Dry Ingredients:
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple pie spice
3 TBSP granulated sugar

Wet Ingredients:
2 TBSP applesauce
2 TBSP milk
1 tsp vegetable oil
Optional: additional 2 TBSP of applesauce for topping

Cooking Gear:
1 mug (14oz or bigger)
1 large measuring cup or small mixing bowl (optional)
Measuring spoons/cups
A fork for mixing ingredients

1. Use fork to whisk dry ingredients together in your mug (It can be easier to mix in a mixing bowl or large measuring cup, but then you have more dishes to wash!*)
2. Add wet ingredients and mix it all together.
3. Pour batter into mug (if you mixed in a separate bowl/cup)
4. Place your mug on a plate – it may overflow the mug a bit (ours did) but it will shrink down when done cooking.
5. Microwave for 1 or 1½ minutes to start. Check to make sure the batter at bottom is cooked using a fork.**
6. Once fully cooked, give your cake a few minutes to cool after you take it out of microwave – it comes out HOT!
7. Top with additional applesauce if desired. You could also top with caramel sauce or come up with your own!

* We used a 24 oz measuring cup to mix things in because the pour spout made it easier to pour the batter into the mug.

** We tested this recipe in a 1000W microwave, and it took 1½ minutes to cook completely. Yours might be different.


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