A friend at work has been bringing in blueberry muffins everyday, and a few friends upstairs in my apartment bought and offered me some too...I needed to make some blueberry cake-y deliciousness on my own.

However, I don't eat eggs or drink milk regularly, so those things are not usually found in my fridge, but I might have to get some just because I'm always craving baked goods lately. For now, we're unintentionally going vegan.


Ingredients

I found a recipe that doesn't require any eggs or milk here. The pictures look good, so it sounded promising! I needed to substitute out some ingredients and went with this:

  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • handful of frozen blueberries

Methodology

Mug cakes are awesome because they are so simple to put together.

First, combine everything except for the blueberries in a mug of your choosing.

Add in the blueberries and fold them in. If you want to be fancy about this like a true baker, you should toss your blueberries with a bit of flour to coat them before adding them in. This helps the blueberries stick to the batter instead of sinking to the bottom.

Do a little dance as you microwave your mug and mixture for 2 minutes on high power.

Continue to dance as your mug cake cools. If you want to be super fancy, you can add ice cream or whipped cream on top if you're into that hot/cold sensation.

Result

The texture is very strange because it's more like a steamed mantou than a cake, so it's more bread-like.

I probably would not make this again unless I were super desperate or craving blueberry mantou. Don't do it, guys. :(