Blueberry Mug Cake

// Easy Vegan Blueberry Mug Cake Recipe: Quick, and delicious! Ready in minutes with flour and blueberries. Perfect for a quick treat.



This Blueberry Mug Cake is a super soft, fluffy, and delicious 2-minute treat. It makes a great breakfast or a go-to quick snack, offering a deliciously warm and satisfying experience with every bite.

Made with a few handy ingredients, this egg free and vegetarian blueberry mug cake recipe comes together in just 2 minutes.

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This mug cake is super easy to make and tastes divine. Whenever you are having a sweet craving, try out this quick 2-minute effortless blueberry mug cake recipe.

On this page, I have shared a step-by-step picture and video recipe to make the ultimate blueberry mug cake.

About Blueberry Mug Cake

This Blueberry Mug Cake is a gorgeously fluffy, fruity, slightly gooey cake bursting with the goodness and charm of fresh blueberries. It has a super soft, moist, and fluffy crumb that blows the mind - a perfect treat for sweet tooth.

Now you can satisfy your sweet cravings with this Mug Cake made with blueberries and no eggs. It is a simple recipe that combines the simplicity of mug cakes with the delightful burst of fresh blueberries.

It can be relished as a quick breakfast, cozy afternoon snack, brunch, or as a late-night dessert. Basically, you can simply have it anytime when a sugar craving strikes.

This awesomely fluffy and easy blueberry mug cake is not immensely sweet and is exploding with the lusciousness of fresh blueberries.

I am so thrilled about the fact that this egg-free and vegetarian mug cake has a perfect white base. The texture of this blueberry mugcake is super soft, just like a blueberry cake.

A close-up image of a blueberry mug cake in a gray mug on a wooden table. The cake is topped with fresh blueberries and sugar crystals.

The other great thing about this blueberry cake in a mug is that it is very versatile. It really works great for almost any other seasonal berries or fresh fruit. You can easily swap blueberries with strawberries, raspberries, or even blackberries to make any berry mug cake. You can even use a mix of berries here.

With other berry variations, these quick and easy desserts are sure to become your new favorite treat.

Mug cake recipes are a guilt-free indulgence because you can enjoy a fulfilling treat without the temptation of a whole cake, isn’t it? Also, not only do mug cakes taste delicious, but they are also fuss-free, as you just need to clean a mug and spoon!:

Whether you are new to mug cakes or looking to expand your recipe collection, this Blueberry Mug Cake recipe is a must-try. Its perfect blend of ease, flavor, and versatility makes it a standout choice for anyone looking to indulge in a quick, delicious treat.

Love blueberry dishes, then you would also like blueberry toast, blueberry muffins, blueberry pie smoothie, and blueberry pie.

This Blueberry Mug Cake:

  • is easy to make

  • is a gratifying treat without the fuss

  • is quick satisfaction

  • gets done in just 2 minutes

  • is perfect for any occasion

  • makes a lovely breakfast, snack, or late-night treat

  • is your shortcut to a delicious, fluffy, & fruity dessert

  • is ideal for portion control

  • requires minimal cleanup

  • is easily customizable

  • can also be made with your preferred berries or fruits

  • is vegetarian and can also be made vegan

  • can also be made gluten free

Ingredients for Blueberry Mug Cake

  • All purpose flour: It is the main ingredient for this mug cake recipe. You can also substitute it with almond flour for a gluten free flour blend option.

  • Fresh blueberries: I have used fresh blueberries for making this mug cake. You can also use frozen blueberries for making this recipe.

  • ** Oil:** I used neutral oil for making this mug cake recipe. You can also use melted butter. Coconut oil can also be used as a healthier fat choice that complements the blueberry flavor.

  • Milk: You can use regular dairy milk or vegan milk alternatives here. Though milk is preferred for richness, if you don’t want to use milk, you can also use water.

  • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the overall flavor of this mug cake.

  • Sweetener: I have used granulated sugar in this mug cake recipe. You can also consider using brown sugar for a deeper flavor.

  • Baking powder: It ensures that your mug cake rises perfectly in the microwave.

  • Vanilla extract: For a perfect taste and to enhance the overall taste, I have added vanilla extract at the end.

A close-up image of a blueberry mug cake in a white mug on a wooden cutting board. The cake is topped with blueberries and sugar. There is a gold spoon on the side of the mug.

Variations

Blueberry Chocolate Mug Cake

Love chocolate and blueberries, then you can make a chocolate blueberry cake by adding a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mix. For a decadent twist, you can also add 1-2 tablespoons of chopped milk or dark chocolate.

Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake

Lemon and blueberry are a beautiful combination. To make a blueberry lemon mug cake, add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and 1 tsp of lemon zest. The citrus flavors brighten the mug cake.

Sour Cream Blueberry Mug Cake

Add a tablespoon of sour cream to the batter to the mug cake mixture. The addition of sour cream makes an incredibly moist and rich mug cake.

Keto Blueberry Mug Cake

Want to make a keto-friendly blueberry mug cake? Swap all-purpose flour with almond flour and sugar with a sweetener suitable for a ketogenic diet.

Healthy Blueberry Mug Cake

To make a healthier version of a mug cake, swap all-purpose flour with wheat flour or almond flour. Replace sugar with maple syrup.

Blueberry Mug Pie

Add a tablespoon of blueberry pie filling on top of the batter before microwaving the mug cake. Your blueberry mug pie is ready.

Coffee Cake Twist

Mix a little brown sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Add it to your batter, then swirl with a fork for a coffee cake-inspired mug cake.

Air Fryer Blueberry Mug Cake

Love an air fryer blueberry cake? Then make it in an air fryer. Simply preheat your air fryer, place an oven-safe mug in the air fryer basket and air fry the mug cake for 5 minutes at 374°F (190°C).

Check your mug cake for doneness. If not cooked through, air fry again for 2 more minutes. Be sure not to overcook it.

Serving Suggestions for Blueberry Mug Cake

You can serve this mug cake as it is or dust it with icing sugar. For an indulgent taste, you can also serve your warm blueberry mug cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. The contrast between the warm mug cake and the cold ice cream is absolutely irresistible.

Topping Ideas:

  • For a delightful mug cake experience, top your mug cake with a spoonful of cream cheese frosting.

  • Lemon Glaze: Make a lemon glaze by whisking together sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle it over your mug cake for a zesty, sweet topping that enhances the blueberry flavor.

  • You can also serve it with whipped cream, berry compote, or a chocolate drizzle.

  • For added crunch, sprinkle chopped nuts on top before serving.

  • For a healthier topping and creamy touch, add a spoonful of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey over your mug cake. This combination adds creaminess and a touch of sweetness without being overly indulgent.

Professional Tips & Tricks for a Perfect Blueberry Mug Cake

1. Choose the Right Mug: It is crucial to use a microwave safe mug. To avoid spill-overs, use a mug large enough to contain the cake as it rises. Opt for a mug with a wide mouth, as it is best suited for microwave mug cakes.

2. Mix Ingredients Well: For a smoother batter, mix the dry ingredients first, then add the wet ingredients and mix until you achieve a uniform and smooth mixture. Avoid overmixing.

3. Avoid Overfilling: Do not fill the mug to the brim, as the cake will rise during cooking. Leaving space prevents it from overflowing. The best practice is to fill your mug halfway to two-thirds full.

4. Tweak the Sweetness: I have added 2 tablespoons of sugar, making for a sweet mug cake, but not overly so. Adjust the amount of sugar based on your preference and the sweetness of your blueberries.

If using sweeter or frozen berries, you may want to reduce the sugar slightly.

5. Gluten Free Mug Cake: For a gluten free mug cake, substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten free flour blend. You can use almond flour or chickpea flour. Different flours absorb liquids differently, so you might need to adjust the milk quantity.

Be aware that the texture and taste will be different.

6. Flavors: Adding vanilla extract gives a refreshing flavor. Experiment with other flavors by using a spice such as cinnamon, cardamom, or nutmeg. Add a few drops of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest to your batter for an extra flavor kick.

7. Baking Powder: Control the texture with baking powder. Adding 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder to the mug cake batter makes for a fluffier cake. For a less fluffy cake, use only 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder.

8. Cooking Time: Cooking time may vary due to different microwave temperatures. Start with 1 minute. If the cake is still gooey, continue microwaving in 30-second intervals.

9. Let It Cool: Allow your mug cake to cool for a couple of minutes after cooking for a perfect temperature and texture.

10. Toppings: The mug cake tastes divine as it is. However, if you are feeling fancy, add your favorite toppings. Consider whipped cream, powdered sugar, fresh blueberries, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.

11. Do Not Overcook: To avoid a rubbery texture, ensure you do not overcook the cake. Keep an eye on your cake, starting to check around the 1-minute mark.

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FAQ

Can I make Blueberry mug cake vegan?

Yes, absolutely you can. When making this mug cake, make sure that you use vegan milk alternatives.

Why did my mug cake turn out rubbery?

It only happens if you have overcooked the mug cake. Ensure not to overcook it to avoid a rubbery texture.

Can I use water instead of milk in a mug cake?

Generally, milk is added to this mug cake recipe, as it tastes creamier and makes the cake rich and moist. But you can surely use water.

How many calories are in a blueberry mug cake?

It varies based on ingredients, but expect around 200-400 calories for most recipes.

How to make a microwaved mug cake?

Making a microwave mug cake is very simple and easy. Simply combine your dry ingredients in a microwave-safe mug.

Then add the wet ingredients, mix well. Add blueberries, vanilla, and microwave on high for about 1-2 minutes.

A blueberry mug cake is a quick and delicious treat that you can make with just a few ingredients and a microwave. This page has a simple recipe for you.


Blueberry Mug Cake (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How To Make Blueberry Mug Cake

  1. Use a microwave-safe mug that can hold at least 12 ounces to avoid overflowing while cooking. In the mug, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Stir with a fork or small whisk to mix well.
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  3. To the dry ingredients, add the milk, melted butter (or oil).
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  5. Mix well until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps.
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  7. Gently fold the 10-11 blueberries into the batter, distributing them evenly.
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  9. Lastly add vanilla extract and mix again. Vanilla extract in the end gives this mug cake the best flavor.
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  11. Top with 3-4 more blueberries.
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  13. Sprinkle with some pearl sugar. Microwave on high for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The exact time may vary depending on your microwave's power, so start checking at 1 minute to ensure it doesn't overcook. The cake is done when it has risen and is firm to the touch.
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  15. Let the mug cake cool for a minute or two. Be careful, as the mug will be hot. You can enjoy it straight from the mug or tip it onto a plate.
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  17. Serve it with a cup of coffee.
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Recipe Card


Blueberry Mug Cake [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Easy Vegan Blueberry Mug Cake Recipe: Quick, and delicious! Ready in minutes with flour and blueberries. Perfect for a quick treat.
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(Rating: 5 from 86 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
3 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts American 1
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
254 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Blueberry Mug Cake
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, or wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, or melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12-15 fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon pearl sugar, optional

INSTRUCTIONS:

How To Make Blueberry Mug Cake
  1. Use a microwave-safe mug that can hold at least 12 ounces to avoid overflowing while cooking. In the mug, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Stir with a fork or small whisk to mix well.
  2. To the dry ingredients, add the milk, melted butter (or oil).
  3. Mix well until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps.
  4. Gently fold the 10-11 blueberries into the batter, distributing them evenly.
  5. Lastly add vanilla extract and mix again. Vanilla extract in the end gives this mug cake the best flavor.
  6. Top with 3-4 more blueberries.
  7. Sprinkle with some pearl sugar. Microwave on high for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The exact time may vary depending on your microwave's power, so start checking at 1 minute to ensure it doesn't overcook. The cake is done when it has risen and is firm to the touch.
  8. Let the mug cake cool for a minute or two. Be careful, as the mug will be hot. You can enjoy it straight from the mug or tip it onto a plate.
  9. Serve it with a cup of coffee.

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NOTES:

  1. Toppings: For an extra touch, you can add a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the cake before serving.
  2. Variations: Feel free to experiment with adding a little lemon zest to the batter for a lemon blueberry version, or swap the blueberries for other berries if desired.


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