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Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake is a quick and delicious recipe that will be ready in minutes! This sweet treat is made in one bowl in the microwave and is perfect for when you are craving something sweet but are on a time limit.
strawberry shortcake that's topped with whipped cream

Why you’ll love this recipe:

This Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake is ready in under five minutes.

It’s made in the microwave in one bowl.

This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and plant-based.

You can also use oat flour instead of all purpose flour.

It’s quick, easy and delicious.

Strawberry shortcake is perfect for spring or summer.

Check out these strawberry shortcake pancakes!

ingredients laid out on a marble table.

Ingredients and Substitutions

The ingredient list is really short and sweet, just like this recipe. I’m sure most of us already have all the ingredients in our pantry already! Grab these ingredients and let’s get cooking:

All purpose flour is used for the base, you can however use oat flour instead.

Baking powder helps this mug cake rise and have a fluffy texture.

A pinch of salt helps balance out all the flavors.

I use almond milk, but you can also use cashew milk, coconut milk, or even dairy milk (but it won’t be vegan anymore).

Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor.

Cane sugar helps add some sweetness to the base, feel free to use monk fruit sweetener or coconut sugar.

Bright, red juicy strawberries.

Non-dairy whipped cream or regular whipped cream. You can also use cool whip!

How to make

ONE: combine flour, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl. Add in the cane sugar, vanilla and almond milk and mix until you have a batter.

TWO: coat a small ramekin with non-stick spray so that you can flip it upside down and take it out. Then, pour the batter into the greased ramekin and place in the microwave for 1.5 minutes.

THREE: Carefully remove from the microwave (it will be hot) and flip the ramekin upside down on a plate. Then, take a knife and carefully cut the shortcake in half.

FOUR: First layer with your favorite whipped cream, again to make vegan make sure you use a vegan whipped cream. Then, layer with freshly chopped strawberries. Top it off with the second layer of the shortcake and once again layer with whipped cream and strawberries.

That’s it! So simple. Dig in and enjoy!!

a bite taken out of the strawberry shortcake

Tips and Tricks

Generously coat the ramekin so that the shortbread doesn’t stick.

Run a knife along the sides to help it easily fall out.

Use oven mitts when handling, because the ramekin will be hot.

Let the shortbread cool for a few minutes before cutting in half.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use another flour instead of All Purpose Flour?

Yes, my best recommendation would be to use oat flour.

How many servings does this make?

1-2!

Can I store this shortcake for another day?

Yes, but I recommend storing all ingredients separately so that it doesn’t get soggy.

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Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake

Strawberry Shortcake mug cake is a quick and delicious recipe that will be ready in minutes! This sweet treat is made in one bowl in the microwave and is perfect for when you are craving something sweet but are on a time limit. This is the perfect mug cake to make this spring/summer season!
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PREP TIME:
1 minute
COOK TIME:
2 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (may sub any other milk or nut milk alternative)
  • Strawberries (I used 3-4 large ones)
  • Non-dairy vegan whipped cream (or regular if you don’t mind it to not be vegan)

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

1 servings

Directions

  1. To start, combine flour, baking powder and salt together in a small bowl.
  2. Add in the cane sugar, vanilla and almond milk and mix until you have a batter.
  3. Next, coat a small ramekin with non-stick spray. Then, pour the batter into the greased ramekin and place in the microwave for 1.5 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove from the microwave (it will be hot) and flip the ramekin upside down on a plate. Giggly slightly until the shortcake comes out.
  5. Then, take a knife and carefully cut the shortcake in half.
  6. Now the fun part- assembling the strawberry shortcake. First layer with your favorite whipped cream, Then, layer with freshly chopped strawberries. Top it off with the second layer of the shortcake and once again layer with whipped cream and strawberries.
  7. That’s it! So simple. Dig in and enjoy!!

Notes

  • Generously coat the ramekin so that the shortbread doesn’t stick.
  • Run a knife along the sides to help it easily fall out.
  • Use oven mitts when handling, because the ramekin will be hot.
  • Let the shortbread cool for a few minutes before cutting in half.

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Rating:

Absolutely loved this simple and delicious recipe! I tried it with oat flour, coconut flour, and almond flour. Oat flour is THE only GF option here haha. But so delicious, quick to make, and light and refreshing.