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Easy Red Velvet Mug Cake for Two

Craving dessert? Make this EASY Red Velvet Mug Cake in 5 minutes! This recipe makes enough for 2 mug cakes - either to share with someone special or save some for another day. 🙂

2 red velvet mug cakes topped with whipped cream on a counter

Red velvet cakes are the perfect compromise for chocolate cake lovers and yellow cake lovers. You get a little bit of that cocoa goodness without an overpowering chocolate flavor, and that red color is always super festive and warming.

You're going to LOVE these red velvet mug cakes if you:

  • Like small batches of dessert (hello portion control!)
  • Love 5 minute desserts made with ONE BOWL
  • Want to treat yourself to something special WITHOUT BAKING A WHOLE CAKE
  • Love red velvet cakes (obvs)
  • Are looking for an eggless mug cake
  • Want a tasty home-made cake without turning on the oven

red velvet mug cake with whipped cream

Related recipe: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Here's what you will need to make these mug cakes:

  • 4 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 drops red gel food color
  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil

And you might want to get some whipped cream for topping. It's optional.... but is it really?? 😉

Related recipe: Red Velvet Pancakes Without Pancake Mix

ingredients for red velvet mug cake

Related recipe: Cranberry Orange Pound Cake

How to make red velvet mug cakes:

Step 1: In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk.

adding cocoa powder to red velvet mug cake ingredients bowl

Add all the wet ingredients including the food coloring and mix well to combine.

adding 2 drops of red food coloring to red velvet mug cake batter

Related recipe: Apple Toffee Cake

Step 2: Divide the batter into two small microwave-safe mugs and microwave for about 1 minute each.

pouring red velvet cake batter into a mug

Step 3: Once done, test the mug cake with toothpick for doneness. Let the mug cake cool for 10 minutes.

Pro tip: scoop out a tiny bit of cooked cake from the top and use it as garnish on top of whipped cream. Top with whipped cream and enjoy.

2 cooked red velvet mug cakes on a cutting board with some of the cake scooped out to use as garnish

These red velvet microwaveable mug cakes are fantastic for an easy after-dinner dessert or midnight snack craving. They're fantastic for small family holiday desserts that feel extra cozy (mugs have that effect, don't they??).

Related recipe: Grinch Cake Balls

We love these red velvet cakes in a mug. I hope you will too!

If you end up making these adorable little red velvet mug cakes, please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

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red velvet mug cake with whipped cream
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5 from 6 votes

Red Velvet Mug Cakes

An easy, 5 minute dessert - cake in a mug! Make these red velvet mug cakes whenever the dessert craving hits.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Kate
Cost: $2

Ingredients

Dry ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cocoa powder
  • teaspoon baking powder
Wet ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 drops red gel food color

Special equipment

  • Microwaveable mugs
  • Medium bowl

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together with a whisk. Add all the wet ingredients including the food coloring and mix well to combine.
    adding 2 drops of red food coloring to red velvet mug cake batter
  • Divide the batter into two small microwave-safe mugs and microwave for 1 minute each.
    pouring red velvet cake batter into a mug
  • Once done, test the mug cake with toothpick for doneness. Let the mug cake cool for 10 minutes. Optional: scoop out a little bit of cake from the top to use as garnish on top of whipped cream. Top with whipped cream, garnish with cake bits, and enjoy.
    red velvet mug cake with whipped cream

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal (7%) | Carbohydrates: 25g (8%) | Protein: 3g (6%) | Fat: 5g (8%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (15%) | Cholesterol: 2mg (1%) | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 74mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 13g (14%) | Vitamin A: 36IU (1%) | Calcium: 36mg (4%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

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