A Cup of Coffee Cake

5 Minute Coffee Cake in a Mug.

You can make just about any cake in a mug, but for my first “cake in a mug” recipe I felt that coffee cake seemed fitting. This is an easy healthy version of coffee cake. Cooking cake in a mug not only takes a just few minutes, but it tastes perfectly moist and fluffy.I was extremely pleased with the end presentation and taste of the cake!

Makes a single serving.


1 Tablespoon of “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

2 Tablespoons Truvia Sugar

1 Egg white

2 Tablespoons non-fat greek yogurt

A (very) tiny dash of Vanilla

1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Crumb Topping:

1 tablespoon “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour

1 Tablespoon Truvia

1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon


Mix Butter and stevia in mug until fluffy. Next, stir in egg white, greek yogurt, and vanilla. Lastly, add your whole wheat flour and baking powder. Mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl or cup mix your topping ingredients ( flour, stevia, brown sugar, and cinnamon) Press together with your fingers or a fork, creating a crumble.

Add your crumb topping to the top of your mug. Microwave for one minute, then and add ten second intervals to complete to your satisfaction.

-If you want an even easier way of making cake in a mug, simply use 1/3 cup of boxed cake mix, with an egg and 1 Tablespoon of butter. This might not be as healthy , but is less hassle (If you can even call 5 minute cake a hassle)

Apple Butter

Contrary to it’s name,  there is no actual butter in “apple butter”. The name “apple butter” simply comes from the smooth rich texture of this spread. I love putting apple butter on toast, or in my oatmeal in the morning. This might take quite a bit of time to cook but it is well worth the wait, and frankly no store-bought apple butter will compare. My recipe uses Truvia rather than sugar  for a lighter version, but you can use regular sugar or even honey to sweeten it.


8 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples (peeled & finely chopped)

3 Teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 Teaspoons all spice

4 Tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend


Place chopped apples in slow cooker with spices & sugar. Mix well and cook on high for 2 hours. After 2 hours mix with a whisk to reduce clumps. Reduce the heat to low and cook for another 3 hours, stirring occasionally.  Remove from slow cooker and put into jars or containers , store in the refrigerator or freezer.