You can have a Blueberry Mug Cake Recipe With Lemon Glaze in just minutes with our easy mug cake recipe that "cooks" in your microwave! A no bake dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your kitchen cool on hot summer days!
Blueberry Mug Cake Recipe
Blueberries are everywhere these days. Well, after all, it is National Blueberry Month. I would be very content with eating blueberries at every meal and definitely for every dessert.
But when it's the middle of the summer and hot and humid outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on my oven. That's when I make my Blueberry Mug Cake Recipe, a recipe that I developed for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
Hop on over to their site and you'll find some great tips about blueberries! #ad
And don't forget to make yourself a refreshing Blueberry Vodka Lemonade and enjoy all the fruity flavors in every sip!
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Easy Mug Cake Recipe
Mug cakes "bake" in your microwave in just minutes. With a few basic ingredients that you most likely have on hand in your kitchen, and a handful of fresh blueberries, you'll have a quick and easy dessert in a mug that's ready in no time at all.
Best part is, it's the perfect serving size for just you so you won't be tempted by slices and slices of cake calling your name and it's a no bake dessert!
Technically, it’s an easy microwave cake, no oven required. How quick and easy is that?
Yes, cake calls my name all the time and I answer every time!
A 12-14 ounce mug is the perfect size for one mug cake. These 14 ounce porcelain mugs in assorted colors of blue are so pretty and the perfect assortment of blue colors for making your Blueberry Mug Cake in.
You'll feel special using these gorgeous gold spoons as you savor every spoonful of your warm lemon blueberry mug cake.
Read all about my tips and tricks for baking with blueberries in my interview on the U.S. Blueberry Highbush Council's blog.
When is blueberry season?
Blueberry season and harvest in North America begins in April and lasts until late September.
Blueberry season and harvest in South America runs from October through March.
Can you bake with fresh blueberries?
Yes, fresh blueberries are great for baking especially when your batter is thick because then the blueberries will remain suspended in the batter.
If your batter is thinner you can toss the blueberries in about a tablespoon or two of flour to coat them and this will help the blueberries to "grab" and hold onto the batter and prevent them from sinking.
It is best to gently fold the blueberries into a batter as your very last step when preparing your batter.
Are blueberries healthy?
Blueberries are considered to be a very healthy fruit.
- vitamin B6
- vitamin C
- contain no cholesterol
- are low in calories
- are high in antioxidants
- are high in nutrients
So eat those good-for-you blueberries!
How to make a mug cake
Scroll down for the full recipe instructions and ingredient amounts in the recipe card below
- In a microwave-safe mug, 12-14 ounces, microwave the butter until melted.
- Stir in flour, sugar, egg yolk, milk, vanilla and baking powder, stirring until blended.
- Add blueberries and crystallized ginger and microwave 1 minute 30 seconds or until cake pulls away from sides.
- Let stand 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl stirring until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the mug cake.
Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips
- Be sure to use a microwave-safe mug
- It is important to coat the inside of your mug with cooking spray
- Add your favorite berries, such as raspberries or chopped strawberries
- Add whipped cream on top too!
- Top with lemon curd
- Omit the all-purpose flour and baking powder and make your mug cake with self-rising flour
- Substitute your favorite berry for the blueberries
- Make a lime glaze and use lime juice in place of the lemon juice
Easy Mug Cake Recipes
- Raspberry Lemon Mug Cake
- Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
- Pina Colada Mug Cake from The Monday Box
- Keto Chocolate Mug Cake from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Ingredients for blueberry mug cake
- granulated sugar
- egg yolk
- vanilla extract
- baking powder
- crystallized ginger
- confectioners sugar
- lemon juice
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Blueberry Mug Cake Recipe With Lemon Glaze
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- 2 Tbs. butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbs. milk
- ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp. baking powder
- 2 Tbs. blueberries
- ¼ tsp. chopped crystallized ginger
- 2 Tbs. confectioners’ sugar
- ½ tsp. lemon juice
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- In 12-14 ounce microwave-safe mug, microwave butter until melted.
- Stir in flour, sugar, egg yolk, milk, vanilla and baking powder until blended.
- Stir in blueberries and crystallized ginger and microwave 1 minute 30 seconds or until cake pulls away from sides. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in small bowl combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
- Change the lemon juice to lime juice
- Add raspberries
- Top with whipped cream
This is going to be my dessert tonight. I love I can make it in a mug, just for me.
So happy to hear that Jere! Let me know how it turns out for you and thanks so much for stopping by Swirls! Savor the Moments, Gwynn
What can be substituted for the ginger, as I'm allergic to it?
Hi Linda, You can susbtitute a pinch of ground cinnamon (not too much!)for the crystalloized ginger or, if you like lemon, you can add 1/8 tsp. grated lemon zest. Let me know how it turns out for you! Thanks for stopping by Swirls and Savor the Moments, Gwynn
Amy Liu Dong
Recently, I enjoyed making mug cakes, and this one is really delicious even my kids love it!
Oh my, this Blueberry Mug Cake looks incredibly delicious! Its texture makes it so enticing and tempting! Plus it's so easy to prepare and cook! Loved it!
Where to get crystallized ginger?
Hi Evelyn, Crystallized ginger is available in either the nuts and dried fruits section of your grocery store or in the baking aisle. It may also be called candied ginger. You can also purchase crystallized ginger online at amazon. Hope that helps!