The holiday season is approaching, and everyone knows what that means...
Austin Hake

All those comfort food cravings that we've been waiting all year to indulge in can finally be met. The holidays are a time to be grateful and give thanks, to celebrate what we have been blessed with; especially being #blessed for all the delicious food that will be consumed. Particularly for those holiday sweets: pies and cakes and cookies and bakes, oh my! 

You don't need Rihanna to tell you that you want that cake; because you already know that once the temperature starts to drop, nothing sounds as fulfilling as a stomach stuffed with fresh, warm and indulgent dessert to top off a night of holiday festivities.

However, sometimes a good old-fashioned family-style feast with all the classics just isn't an option. And whether the feast is happening or not, the cravings for those seasonal flavors still arise. If it's because you can't make it home for the holidays, or you just can't tame that insatiable sweet tooth for a second longer, these easy and convenient mug cake recipes can help you get through this season.

Fair warning: these will take more than a second to make (sorry I lied) but your tastebuds will thank you later.

1. Apple Spice Mug Cake

coffee, sweet, chocolate
Analiese Trimber

The best of both worlds when you can't decide between that apple pie and some cake.

2. Chocolate Pumpkin Mug Cake

coffee, cream, espresso, milk, cappuccino
Athena Huynh

A twist on a classic fall flavor when you want to be #basic but need some diversity in your life.

3. S'mores Mug Cake

cream, chocolate, milk, coffee, sweet, hot chocolate, caramel, dairy product, ice, cappuccino, espresso
Lila Thulin

Get that toasty sensation right from the heat of the campfire—I mean, your microwave.

4. Banana Nut Bread in a Mug

chocolate, banana, milk
Susan Bean

Alright, this technically is not a cake, but that doesn't mean the cravings for these warm fall combinations aren't there.

5. Oreo Mug Cake

chocolate, milk, cream, coffee, sweet, candy, goody
Megan Clarkson

Because is there ever a time that these cookies of creamy, chocolatey goodness are not tempting?

So go ahead, and ignore Marie Antoinette's advice, because you can have your cake and eat it too. We all know it, you know it, even Rihanna knows it. Indulge this holiday season with these easy mug cake recipes; it's the only way to properly give thanks.