Have your cake and eat it, too, when you whip up this super easy gluten-free mug cake! Single-serving treats have never tasted so good thanks to the addition of Two Good™ Greek lowfat yogurt-and egg free too!
Mug cakes are so much fun. I mean, what’s not to love?
A simple single-serving delight that’s so easy to customize, it’s a wonder it wasn’t invented decades ago!
Or was it? I have no idea. Could it be the advent of the Internet age that brought all these wondrous eats to life? Whatever the reason, I quickly ran to Hy-Vee and picked up everything I needed to bring life to these mug cakes.
The best vanilla gluten-free mug cake around
Normally, I am all about my mug brownie (why don’t I have the recipe on the blog? slacking!), but I realized that what I really need is the best basic mug cake recipe.
Not everyone is a fan of chocolate, which is blasphemy, so having a second option is key to keeping everyone happy.
Sometimes I want vanilla too!
This gluten-free mug cake is made without eggs, why?
An oft-asked question, this mug cake is egg-free because that is what imparts the spongey texture! We want it light, fluffy and moist instead.
Most standard cakes require one or two eggs, so why would you add a whole egg to a tiny, single-serving portion? I’m not going to have you try to divide an egg and waste the rest, so we took it out entirely.
Primo texture noms.
Why do you use Two Good™ Greek lowfat yogurt?
Easy! It adds much-needed moisture and texture, plus it’s great to enjoy on its own per some of the awesome benefits below:
- It contains 2 grams of total sugar (per 5.3 oz. serving)
- 12 grams of protein per 5.3 oz container of Two Good (who doesn’t want a yogurt that has protein, too?!)
- Two Good™ Greek lowfat yogurt delivers the deliciously thick and creamy taste you love
- There’s plenty of flavor options, so you can give your gluten-free mug cake a fun and flavorful twist!
I grabbed my favorite flavors while I was at my local Hy-Vee, since I know they always carry the brands and foods I love, so I whipped up a standard vanilla mug cake, as well as a mixed berry one! PS Two Good is now available nationally, so check your local grocery for yours!
Can I make this with self-rising flour?
You sure could, but I found it made the mug cake more spongey—which isn’t what I wanted. If you prefer that texture, it’s a great way to get it without using eggs!
I made this and there was still flour on the bottom
A chief complaint, but with a super simple solution. Stir more! I like to use a fork to stir so I can scrape around the sides of the mug a bit more easily. I also like to “fold” the batter so I can scoop up what’s sitting at the very bottom and press it back down into the mix. The batter is very thick, so don’t be scared to put a little elbow grease behind your utensil.
Are you ready to give this easy gluten-free mug cake a try? Let me know which flavor of Two Good™ Greek lowfat yogurt is your favorite! And, be sure to check out their site SpoonSomeGood.com for even more creative and delicious ways to try it!
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- 1/4 cup gluten free baking mix 1:1 variety
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch baking soda
- pinch salt
- 2 tablespoons Two Good™ Greek lowfat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cashew milk
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes*. Remove from microwave and allow to cool completely. Enjoy immediately.