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Vegan Blueberry Mug Cake

7 min


10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Sometimes you just feel like having a cup of tea with a fluffy, warm, bakery-style blueberry muffin. With this recipe you can make a super quick version at home - it only needs 2 minutes in the microwave!



7 min


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  • 3 Tbsp (23 g)
    all-purpose flour
  • 1½ Tbsp (19 g)
    granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp
    baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL)
    unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 3 Tbsp (28 g)
    fresh blueberries

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  1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Next add the milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix.
  3. Then gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Microwave on high (800 - 900 W) for 2 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. The cooking time may vary depending on your microwave and settings. If the cake isn't cooked through yet, simply place it back in the microwave at intervals of 15 seconds until done.
  5. Let the mug cake cool slightly, add your desired toppings, and enjoy!


  • The mug might be quite hot when it comes out of the microwave. Take care when removing it from the microwave.


  • Best if enjoyed immediately.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 1 day.

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Maddie - April 20, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

I was kind of skeptical about how well this would work and taste, but I was very pleasantly surprised! Definitely recommend this recipe :)

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 2:47 a.m.

Thank you for leaving the review, Maddie! Glad you were pleasantly surprised 🙂

Marta - April 20, 2021, 2:19 p.m.

I have just tried it and it's really good, so easy and tasty. Thank you for sharing😊and congratulations, the website is really cool and user friendly.

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 1:25 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Marta! Thanks for sharing your kind words 🙂

Anindita - April 20, 2021, 1:06 p.m.

Hi Sadia and the team at PickUpLimes!

I tried this recipe and absolutely LOVED it. I made this as a treat for myself post my classes and paired with with my coffee and it was wonderful.
Also, I’m so impressed with the website! It looks great and I enjoyed following through the recipe with the new strike-out feature! :D

Thank you for your hard work and I hope you all stay safe 🌻

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 1:24 a.m.

This is so wonderful to hear, Anindita! We're so happy you're enjoying the new website 😁 We hope you're staying safe as well 💝

Dagmar - April 18, 2021, 11:44 a.m.

I love this mug cake, it's the perfect balance between sweet and sour. Also I learnt that frozen blueberries work just as well! Thanks for uploading some easy snack ideas. It's what I struggle most with after becoming vegan.

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 3:12 a.m.

Ooo good tip, Dagmar! Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback with us 🙂

Charlie - April 18, 2021, 8:22 a.m.

Looks simple & yummy.

How to bake the mug cake if you don't have microwave but regular oven? How long and at which temperature (pre-heated?)?


PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 3:10 a.m.

That's a great question, Charlie! If you don't have a microwave, you can bake it in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 15 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Just be sure to use an oven-safe baking dish 😁

Charlie - April 22, 2021, 3:31 a.m.

Thanks very much, indeed after about 20mins it was just fine and they turned out really well!

S. Caff - April 17, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

Can't wait to bake! Yum...
When printing be sure to chose serving amount after pressing print for the first time. It may default back to one, so check. It's only been hours since this was uploaded -- so that may be fixed by the time you try printing.

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

Hey there, S. Caff! Indeed we need to choose the serving amount after clicking the initial printer icon on teh website, but before clicking the "print" button. It appears to be working on our end, but if you're having any issues please do let us know! You can also email us at [email protected] for further support if needed 🙂