Blueberries are my summer fruit of choice. They’re incredibly refreshing and are as sweet as can be especially during peak season. Find a basket at your local farmers market or better yet – take the family to a patch and pick the blueberries yourself! I went picking with my family for the first time last summer and we walked away with buckets filled to the brim. Not only is it something every member of the family can enjoy, most farmers don’t mind if you taste test a berry or two while in the fields.
This recipe is a simple way to incorporate fresh blueberries. It’s often too much trouble to make an entire cake for a midweek craving and so I’ve come to rely on mug cakes. Mug cakes are truly genius! They take under 5 minutes to make and each person gets a personal cake made just the way they like it. Leave the recipe below as is or add a splash of lemon juice or top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a little extra flavor. Either way, the end result is scrumptious!
BLUEBERRY MUG CAKE
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup fresh blueberries + more to sprinkle
In a small bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking powder with a fork.
In a separate small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir the milk and vanilla into the melted butter until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
Stir in the blueberries and pour into a microwave safe mug. Heat for 2 minutes or until the top is slightly firm to the touch.
Allow to cool momentarily, top with a few extra berries and enjoy!