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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.

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


  • 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


  • 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.


  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. 


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