‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond’s Very Berry Mug Cake Is an Easy Dessert for 1

Ree Drummond loves a good mug cake but usually goes with the chocolate variety. The Pioneer Woman star created a vanilla berry version she said will “rock your ever-loving world.”

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Ree Drummond said her very berry mug cake is a game-changer

Drummond demonstrated how to make the easy dessert on an episode of The Pioneer Woman dedicated to fast recipes. “I am so into mug cakes,” she said. “They are so much fun.”

“The typical mug cake I make is chocolate but I’m going to make a delicious very berry mug cake,” Drummond noted. “It is going to rock your ever-loving world.”

In a microwave-safe mug, the Food Netork host stirred together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then she added milk, vegetable oil, and clear vanilla and stirred the ingredients together.

“This also calls for two teaspoons of vanilla but I have made this before and if you use regular vanilla extract it kind of turns the cake a strange beige color,” she explained. “So I’m using clear vanilla, which is a thing you might not have known about.”

Drummond shared her easy tips for adding berries

Of course, the mug cake needed berries but not too many. Drummond chopped up one strawberry, explaining, “This actually took some testing because if you add too many berries it kind of weights the cake down and makes it too moist and then everything falls apart, your day is ruined. Sometimes your week is ruined. A soggy mug cake is enough to ruin anyone’s week.”

She also cut blueberries in half. “If you put whole blueberries in there sometimes it can add too much in one little area,” The Pioneer Woman star explained.

Drummond stirred everything together then placed the mug in the microwave and cooked the cake for 90 seconds. She added a squirt of whipped cream and garnished the cake with a sliced strawberry.

The full recipe is available on the Food Network website

‘The Pioneer Woman’ star’s mug cake recipe gets rave reviews

Drummond’s mug cake recipe earns glowing reviews on the Food Network site. “This was so delicious and easy! It was fun making the individual desserts,” one reviewer shared. “I actually made them two nights in a row — second night with chocolate chips which was amazing too. I will make this again for sure.”

Another fan raved, “I am addicted to this recipe. So easy, so good! I have used all sorts of fruit, comes out perfect every time!”

One person commented, “My husband and I thought it was delicious! I would go 80 seconds vs 90 to make it a bit more moist on top. Overall, so tasty! Thorough mixing is key, then I let it sit for close to a minute. I served ice cream on the side. Gooey, warm, cake in 90 seconds or less?? Great!”

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