Strawberry Lemon Shortcake in a Mug

 My little brother dropped by for an afternoon visit the other day. I wanted something quick and easy to make for him. He does not need to be gluten free, but I wanted his opinion on one of my latest creations. I knew he'd be honest if it was awful, but I also knew he was going to love it! He liked it so much, that he's been begging me for the recipe ever since.  So, my dear brother, this post is especially for you! Enjoy!
I found the inspiration for this recipe here, but I added a few modifications and I think it's even better! This is the perfect treat for two. It can be easily whipped up when you have an unexpected guest; it takes practically no time at all to make! Enjoy it with a friend over a cup of tea or while playing your favorite game. lemon essential oil kicks the flavor up a notch. Try it; you won't be disappointed!
Making the Shortcake:
3/4 cup almond flour
2 TBL sugar
1 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 TBL lemon juice
2 TBL melted butter
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2-3 drops pure lemon essential oil

In a medium bowl, whisk almond flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add lemon juice, butter, egg, and lemon essential oil. Stir until well combined. Divide mixture between two microwave-safe mugs and microwave separately for 1 minute & 30 seconds (cooking time may vary with microwave types). Remove from microwave, gently remove cake from mug if desired (you can also eat it right out of the mug!). Top with strawberry sauce and whipped cream. If you don't have or don't want to use a microwave, you might try this in a toaster oven. Feel free to modify it to your personal preferences.

Making the Strawberry Sauce:
4-5 large strawberries chopped (and thawed if using frozen berries)
Sprinkling of sugar (use more or less depending on how sweet you want it)
1 small drop pure lemon essential oil.
Mix together until sugar is dissolved completely. Serve over shortcake.

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  1. I am going to make these for my birthday tomorrow :) Excited to have something fresh and yummy. Plus, I have been craving strawberries. I think this will hit the spot! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You're welcome and happy birthday! Let me know how you like it. :)

  3. This sounds like the perfect combination! I absolutely love lemon and strawberries! Can't wait to try this! Need to pull out my Scrabble game too! :)

    1. So glad you enjoyed this! Lemon and strawberry is definitely a perfect combination! :) Have fun playing Scrabble!

  4. One of my friends has a gluten intolerance and I am always looking for new things to make for her. Thanks for the recipe! Visiting from Suburbs Mama.

    1. Somehow I overlooked your comment. How embarrassing! A very late THANK YOU for stopping by! I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe and I hope your friend enjoys it too!

  5. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Sorry I neglected to respond to your comment until months later; somehow I missed a couple of the comments on this post. I'll be seeing you again at Silver Pennies Sundays. It has become one of my favorite blog parties. :) Have a wonderful week!

  6. Looks delightful! I'm just getting started with almond flour and this recipe is going on my list of things to try!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Good luck with your almond flour adventures! I love using almond flour! With the right recipe, it is delicious, but there is definitely a learning curve. Have fun with it and enjoy! I'd love to hear some of your experiences, so do visit again!


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