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Cinnamon Cake in a Cup!

I think I may have to make this cake in a cup recipe malarky a regular on my blog. Apart from the fact I am loving playing around with some of my favourite recipes to shrink them, I am finding so many ideas on the internet for mini 3 minute cakes.


Tonight our cake of choice is a cinnamon swirl inspired cake. The Autumn season is one in which we wrap up warm, get cosy in front of the fire with our seasonal candles lit and enjoy those dark nights. Cinnamon and nutmeg feature heavily in a lot of my favourite recipes throughout the winter, from gingerbread to pumpkin spiced loaves. The ingredients for this little cake are ones that most people will have in the cupboards, so get in that kitchen, get preparing and it’ll be ready in time for The X Factor.


For the cake mix

1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp Self Raising Flour
2 1/2 Tbsp Soft brown sugar (I used dark)
1 Tbsp Veg Oil
2 Tbsp Apple Sauce
1 Tbsp Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
1 sprinkle ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt

For drizzling
Cream Cheese Icing

1 Tbsp Philadelphia
2 Tbsp Icing sugar
1 tsp milk


Chuck everything in a cup and mix with a fork until smooth. Pop in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Blast for a further 30 secs if needed. Mine needed exactly two minutes. Whilst the cake is in the microwave, make up the cream cheese icing. Take care when removing from microwave as the cup will be hot. Drizzle with the icing and serve warm.


Yum xx

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