Another year older, another year wiser, and a Strawberry Shortcake in a Mug. I look forward to my birthday each year… the texts, calls, emails, and messages on social media.
While I’ve had many happy birthdays, this year will be one of the happiest ones, I can just feel it.
As I sit back and reflect on this past year, I realize timing is everything and things happen when you least expect them to. If someone told me a few years ago how different my life would be right now, I wouldn't have believed them.
Each day goes by and it feels like nothing has really changed, but as I look back on an entire year so much has changed. I have changed.
My lesson learned this birthday is that I’m going to embrace what life has to offer me, and stop resisting it. As someone told me the other day, it’s all part of God’s plan, and I need to just trust, have faith, and follow my heart.
Alright, I won't bore you with the more deep stuff. To celebrate my birthday on National Strawberry Shortcake Day, a Strawberry Shortcake in a Mug seemed most fitting. This mug cake turned out so moist and delicious, plus it’s gluten-free and refined sugar-free. Yup! So good. 🙂
Strawberry Shortcake in a Mug
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 large strawberry, chopped
- rainbow sprinkles for garnish, optional
- In a mug, combine the dry ingredients... coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Mix and set aside.
- In a small bowl combine the wet ingredients... butter, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and egg.
- Beat until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients over the dry.
- Stir using a fork until the batter is smooth and very slightly lumpy. Make sure you get all the flour incorporated into the wet ingredients.
- Top with chopped strawberries.
- Stir gently.
- Into the microwave for 90 seconds.
- Garnish with strawberry and sprinkles, or you can top it with whipped cream, or Greek yogurt.
** for a completely refined sugar free option - omit the rainbow sprinkles, I just added them for garnish for the birthday cake!
looks really GOOD!! Happy Birthday! And may it indeed be the happiest of them all 🙂
Thanks Mini. Appreciate your kind words. xoxo
Happy birthday Nish!!! Looks like some is having an amazing bday! You deserve all the happiness!!!
So so does the *ahem* friend still claims NYers are the rude bunch? Haha. You two are so cute together!
Couldn't help messing with you. Today is Trump's bday too. ???
Thank you.. appreciate it. Yes, I knew it was Trump's birthday 🙂 Thanks!!!
Happy Birthday to an amazing , caring , kind, and talented friend . Love the cupcake in the mug idea . Love that you added sprinkles my favorite.?????
Thanks Jhiane.. appreciate the kind words. Yes, it's a great idea and gluten-free. 🙂 I wanna make this for you and Marian one day. So quick and easy and good!!
So happy to hear that you are embracing whatever is coming your way. Happy happy birthday to you! Hope you had a great day. This strawberry mug cake sure seems like a great way to celebrate it!!
Thanks Shumalia. Appreciate the words. I did have a great day. Thank you. xoxo
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
Happy birthday, lady! What a deliicous way to celebrate! xo
Thanks lady! Appreciate it. 🙂
This looks so tempting and I am gonna try this super soon. thanks for the recipe.
Thanks MrsSaripalli - let me know how it goes. 🙂
And the mug cake looks delicious! I'll definitely pin it to try
Thanks Salma. Let me know how it works out for you. 🙂
Can we make this eggless? also can we use oven instead of microwave?
Hi Sri. I haven't tried this cake eggless, nor I have I made this in the oven. For the eggless part, you can try 1 tbsp of flax seeds and 3 tbsp of water, however the taste will definitely be altered. For the oven, you can try baking the cake in an oven safe dish at 350 degrees F for about 7-10 minutes and test the results. Let me know. Good luck.
Yeah any kind of sugar isn't good for you, but if you are going to choose sugar, aim for refined free, hence maple syrup.
I am going with treacle these days. Hard to unrefined here. And the list is scary when you have a sweet tooth 🙁
If you stick to maple syrup, coconut sugar, and honey.. that's ideal. You can also use dates and prunes blended.