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This Red Velvet Mug Cake is airy, ultra moist, and tastes just like the regular oven-baked red velvet cake. Topped with cream cheese frosting, this eggless microwave mug cake is ready in less than 10 minutes.
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Red velvet mug cake

Moist and airy red velvet mug cake made in 90 seconds in the microwave. It is topped with a quick cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Microwave Mug Cake, Red velvet mug cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 1 servings
Calories 572kcal
Author Subhasmita

Ingredients

  • cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup Buttermilk (ref note 1)
  • 2 tablespoon Melted butter (ref note 2)
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • teaspoon red food color (ref note 3)

Creamcheese Frosting

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese (heaping tablespoon) at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon castor sugar

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe mug, add all the dry ingrdeints. Whisk with a fork and mix well.
  • Add all the wet ingredients to the dry mix. Make a lump-free batter. (ref note4)
  • Microwave for 90 seconds at full power. (ref note 5)
  • Let the mug cake cool down a bit.
  • While the cake is cooling down, whisk cream cheese, heavy cream, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Once the cake has cooled down a bit top it with cream cheese frosting.

Notes

  1. If you don't have buttermilk, to ¼ cup of milk add ¾  teaspoon of vinegar. Let it sit for 5-8 mins. The milk will curdle. 
  2. For a vegan version, replace butter with oil.
  3.  The amount of food colour depends on the type. If you are using gel colour a very small quantity would be enough. In the case of liquid food colour, you would need about ⅛ teaspoon. 
  4. Make sure the cup is only half-filled with the batter, else it might spill while baking. If you don't have a big enough cup, divide the batter into two cups. 
  5. Every microwave is different. Cook it in Microwave mode. After 1 minute check the mug, if you see the batter is pulled away from the sides and top looks firm, then it is done.  Else bake for 10-15 seconds more. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1067IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg