Red Velvet Mug Cake


This mug treat is getting quite addictive. I have to admit I never used the microwave oven much except the occasional reheating of leftovers. But ever since I picked this mug treat theme for the Blogging Marathon, I have been having fun with my microwave. Not to mention that the daughter loves it. 

So here is my second installment in Mug Treats – 

Serves 2 (and an excited toddler)


1 large egg

3 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp red food coloring

3 tbsp buttermilk

2 tsp vanilla extract

4 tbsp granulated sugar

2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tbsp all purpose flour 

1/3 tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • Whisk together the egg and oil.
  • Stir in the food coloring, buttermilk, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Add the cocoa, flour, salt, and vinegar. 
  • Beat the batter until smooth. Divide the batter between two 8 oz mugs. 
  • Microwave separately for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes each until risen and firm.
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Blogging Marathon hosted by Srivalli.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page to see what the other marathoners are doing this BM

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