Who knew that Bisquick mix could be used to make a light and fluffy cake.

I’m always open to suggestions for a new mug cake idea. Last week, I received a tweet from @SDFoodTrucks suggesting I try a Bisquick mug cake. So here it is.

I had to give this some thought. Was I trying to make a pancake mug cake or an actual cake? After some mulling, I aimed for an actual cake using Bisquick mix. I played around, and surprisingly came up with a result that was super fluffy and light.

Unfortunately the taste was awfully plain. FH complained of an “eggy” taste. I didn’t think so, but I did think it was too plain. So then I added in a handful of blueberries and it was just what the mug cake needed. If you don’t like blueberries you can use some other fruit, but I definitely recommend adding some kind of fruit to the batter.

One of the issues I encountered with the Bisquick mix was that I couldn’t get out all the lumps, which I usually can when making other mug cakes. I tried as hard as I could, and then just put it in the microwave and hoped for the best. To my surprise, I didn’t end up with pockets of Bisquick mix in the cake. The tiny lumps disappeared, much like it does when making pancakes.

If you enjoy mug cakes, you can check out my whole series of mug cakes here.

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Blueberry Bisquick Mug Cake

Yield: 1-2

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 2 mins

Total Time: 7 mins


5 1/2 tbsp Bisquick
4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
3 1/2 tbsp milk
1 medium egg
splash of vanilla
8 blueberries


Add all ingredients except blueberries into an oversized mug. Stir with a whisk and mix until most of lumps are gone and only very tiny Bisquick lumps remain. Drop in blueberries. Cook in microwave for approximately 1 1/2 -2 minutes. Cake may still have a wet outside, but this is normal. If inside of cake is done (insert a knife to check), then cake is done. Let cake cool in cup before eating.


38 Responses to “Blueberry Bisquick Mug Cake”

  1. Ann P. — May 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    You are the mug cake queen! is there no cake you cannot conquer? :D

    • Kirbie replied: — May 24th, 2012 @ 8:37 am

      Aw thanks. haha. I hope to conquer them all!

  2. Eli aka NC — May 24, 2012 at 3:38 am

    I wish we had Bisquick here in Europe!

    • Kirbie replied: — May 24th, 2012 @ 8:31 am

      Hmm, I’m wondering if other pancake mixes might work?

  3. Anne-Marie — June 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Eli aka NC – I know you can find recipes on the internet to make a homemade version of Bisquick. I bet those would work for you to make these Mug cakes too.

  4. Ada — June 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I forgot to add the egg and it was still fluffy, moist, and delicious!

    • Kirbie replied: — June 23rd, 2012 @ 11:32 pm

      That’s great to hear it still turns out well without the egg.

  5. Diane R. — June 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Just made this (with 25 blueberries)…delicious!!!

    • Kirbie replied: — June 25th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

      Yay! I’m happy to hear that. Wow 25 blueberries. I’m glad it worked with so many.

  6. Tarey Bryant — July 15, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I am a WW point follower. These all sound so good but I revamped this recipe. I am going to redo it again as it is huge. I used the 51/2 T Bisquick 2T splenda (instead of sugar) 3T unsweetened applesauce (instead of oil) 3 1/2 T. of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (instead of milk). It was delicious . Havent had time to calculate points as I am running out the door. But, I am going to try all of your recipes. Thank you for such great ideas.

    • Kirbie replied: — July 16th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

      Interesting, does the applesauce make it taste like apples? I know I’ve had that problem sometimes when replacing oil with applesauce.

  7. Jaci S. — August 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm


    This sounds good, but being a diabetic means that any recipe with out the nutritional info .. ie the Carbs, is useless to me.

    Funny that the site I found the link to you says Healthy in its title but has no sign of Nutritional info on it..lol

    So anyway, I was wondering if you knew the numbers for this and maybe your other recipes?

    I would probably substitute splenda and any other ingredient that I could to lower the carbs and maybe raise the fiber…
    but the “Before” numbers would be great as a base.

    Thanks for the recipe …

    God Bless…

    • Kirbie replied: — August 16th, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

      I suggest using this website http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php and inputting ingredients from a recipe. I don’t know how accurate it is but it’s the closest I’ve found to finding out stuff about new recipes.

  8. Amanda — August 22, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    It’s been a while, and my goodness YUM! :D Like, I expected it to be a lot like a pancake for some reason, but it’s DELICIOUS! Definitely not a pancake.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 23rd, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      It’s kind of amazing all the different things you can do with Bisquick!

  9. Beverly — April 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I am anxious to try this. Blueberries are a favorite in our house.
    I’ll bet you could make an extra one, refrigerate it, and warm later. Thanks for this idea!

    • Kirbie replied: — April 29th, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

      I haven’t tried it but sounds like that can work!

  10. Amanda — May 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I also wanted to let you know, this is still good with no blueberries, a large egg, and some cinnamon. :) Top it with some cool whip, and it’s great!
    Also, all of you recipes(I’ve made 90% – they are the only ones I trust to taste good) work with Spleda as a complete substitute. :)

  11. Amanda — May 1, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Oh, I also wanted to add that replacing oil with butter, and regular milk with Almond Milk works as well. :) Also cuts down a LOT of the calories.

    • Kirbie replied: — May 1st, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

      Thanks for letting me know!

  12. Yvonne — August 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I make my own baking mix(like Bisquick) with whole wheat pastry flour & it works perfectly. :)

    • Kirbie replied: — August 4th, 2013 @ 7:24 am

      nice! Sounds healthier too

  13. Marilyn — August 6, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I had to make this recipe this afternoon (you know the munchy time of day?).. BUT I only had cherries, so first sub in the recipe, then used applesauce instead of oil (doesn’t change the taste at all, its only there as the binder), no egg, and used 3 instead of 4 TBSP sugar. I think I should have used 4 spoons of sugar. This is definately a reason to have ingredients on hand, because it is the perfect size and a good way to appease the sweet cravings. Thanks for all of the choices!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 6th, 2013 @ 1:45 pm


  14. Lisa — August 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Hi there! this looks wonderful! wondering if I can use Krusteaz pancake mix instead of the bisquick? We have a huge bag of that!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 7th, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

      that should be fine.

  15. Amber — February 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Is there any recipe it your treasury that would be like a chocolate chip cookie but in a mug… like not a cake persay, but not a cookie, just pure deliciousness in a mug in the spirit of the chocolate chip cookie?

  16. JJ — May 7, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I’ve got an idea: in place of some of the milk, could I use the liquid that comes in a tin of blueberries?

    • Kirbie replied: — May 7th, 2014 @ 9:27 am

      I’m not sure if you’ll have enough fat if you use blueberry water instead of milk

  17. Kera — February 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I just made this and it was awesome! Since I’m out of eggs and milk I did substitute half a grated pink lady apple + 1 tablespoon butter and a pinch of Clabbers.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 23rd, 2015 @ 1:38 am

      Happy to hear you liked it so much!

  18. Whitney — May 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I had this for breakfast and I love it! Definitely will be making this more often. Thank you :)

    • Kirbie replied: — May 12th, 2015 @ 9:46 am

      yay! =)

  19. veronica santos — July 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Just made this shortcake for strawberry shortcake looks yummy hope it is real fluffy and high


    • Kirbie replied: — July 23rd, 2015 @ 12:13 pm

      ooh great idea!

  20. Mango — November 9, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I s, but we had no ueberries, so I used a heaping spoonful of strawberry preserves, and did it for 3 min. Result: fragrant, fluffy, and delish!

    • Kirbie replied: — November 10th, 2015 @ 9:00 am

      yay! glad you liked it

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