Summer is here and it has been too hot to use our oven! This easy gluten free cherry cobbler mug cake will hit the spot. Fresh juicy cherries and a delicious cake-like cobbler topping will make you want to make this dessert over and over again.
If you love cake as much as we do, you should check out all of the gluten free cobbler recipes on this site.
This simple cobbler is made in your microwave and is ready in under 3 minutes. What better way to satisfy that cobbler craving?
The temperatures are rising here in the South Bay and it is getting hotter by the day. In most parts of the country, this really isn't a big deal. Turn on the air conditioner and make a cherry cobbler in a mug!
Well here in the California Bay Area, many homes don't have air conditioning. Hard to believe, but true. In our house, air conditioning must have been an afterthought with whoever built it. Our tiny unit doesn't cool our house very well.
The biggest rule when it is that hot is "DO NOT" use your oven. We have microwave mug cakes for these days. Check out this Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake or this Easy Gluten Free Lime Mug Cake recipes.
Most summers, we only need air conditioning a few days, maybe a week or two combined. It is too early to know how many hot days we will get this summer, but I do know I am not turning on my stove or oven until it cools off.
The best thing about mug cakes is that they are EASY. Dump the ingredients into a mug and turn on the microwave. No-bake dessert is easy, but mug cakes have speed on their side! If you love mug cakes, you will want to try this Gluten Free Vanilla Mug Cake recipe next!
With this dessert, there is no heating up the house, and you get the same great taste of an oven-baked cobbler. This dessert works with any fruit, so experiment with peaches, blueberries, apples, etc.
Note that this recipe calls for oats. It is very, very important to make sure the oats you use are certified gluten free. Oats are very easily cross-contaminated with wheat so really make sure so you stay safe.
Can you use frozen cherries in this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen cherries. The taste is the same if you use frozen or fresh cherries.
Add your dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Next, add in the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
Pour the cherries to the mug.
Pour the cobbler batter over the cherries. Microwave for 90 seconds. Don't be surprised if the cobbler cooks up over the glass a little bit. You may want to put a plate under the mug when I make this cobbler in a mug.
If you love cherries, try these Gluten Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Muffins or these savory Duck Tacos with Cherry Orange Salsa
- This easy to use gluten free flour blend.
- Your favorite coffee mug!
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Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler Mug Cake
- 1/4 cup chopped fruit more if you use a large mug
- 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend (*Note, my flour blend has xanthan gum included. If yours doesn't, add 1/2 teaspoon.)
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a microwave safe mug, add fruit.
- Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
- In a bowl, add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Add egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and dairy free milk.
- Stir well.
- Pour on top of fruit.
- Microwave (with a plate underneath) for 90 seconds.
- Cake will be hot so allow to cool.
- Top with ice cream, whipped cream, or eat alone.
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This post was updated from an older 7/2016 post. Here is the older photo: