This Red Velvet Microwave Mug Cake recipe is tried and tested multiple times making it the no-fail recipe. The best single serve dessert ever. Perfectly moist and ready in less than 2 minutes in Microwave.
Like you all, I love cake. But I don’t want to bake a big cake just to satisfy that on the spur moment cravings and that’s why I think, Microwave Mug Cakes are the best thing ever!!! Such a quick and easy one serving sweet treat to satisfy that untimely cravings (late nights, late afternoons etc etc.)
I had made a Red Velvet Cake years ago for a friend’s birthday. The friend lives far away but I had baked the cake and taken it to work to share with my work buddies. The cake was gone within minutes. Mind you, I was new to baking and I didn’t have a blog back then to draft and share my recipes. So yes, I don’t have that recipe anymore. I miss it.
This time, I felt like making a microwave red velvet cake in a mug to treat myself while binge watching Narcos Mexico. And oh boy, am I glad that I did. Slightly inspired from Pioneer Woman’s Red Velvet Mug Cake this recipe is a must try who loves cakes and not so much into sharing :P.
The best part about red velvet cakes is that it has that moist, chocolaty and absolutely irresistible taste. Topped with a generous amount of white chocolate chips, every bite is celebration in itself.
And, you don’t even need an oven or any baking equipment! All you need, is a microwave safe mug. I also think, this no fail red velvet mug cake will make a beautiful single serve date night dessert. Especially when Valentine day is around the corner, now you got yourself a recipe to try on someone special eh!!!
Ingredients used in this Red Velvet Cake recipe
- Plain / all-purpose flour
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- Caster sugar
- Canola oil
- Vanilla essence
- Red food coloring
Why you will love this Red Velvet Mug cake recipe?
Portion controlled dessert. You won’t have any left over left to over indulge and regret later.
A true 2 minutes desserts made in a MUG.
An egg less and butter less mug cake
Ready in about 2 minutes (including prep time)
Perfect Valentines day treat
Soft and light
How to make microwave red velvet cake?
Stir milk, vegetable oil, red food coloring, vanilla extract and white vinegar together in a microwave safe coffee mug. Stir in flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, until smooth and lump free. Top with white chocolate chips.
Cook in microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds.
Enjoy the cake hot as soon as you remove from the microwave. Some mug cakes tend to get a little dry if left at room temperature for a long period of time.
Have you tried these yet for that loved one?
No Fail Red Velvet Mug Cake
- 3 tbsp. Milk
- 1 tsp Apple cider vinegar
- 12 drops Red food coloring
- 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp. Granulated sugar
- 1 tsp Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- Combine the milk and vinegar in a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug.
- Stir in the food coloring with a fork until blended, then stir in the vegetable oil and vanilla.
- Add the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- Stir until smooth, making sure there are no lumps of flour of cocoa in the bottom of the mug.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute 15 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds, or until a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean. (Make sure you don't overcook the cake or it will be dry.) Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes.