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

11 thoughts on “Red Velvet Mug Cake

  1. I usually do not make mug cakes that much this month seeing all your posts, I am tempted to try. Cake looks great.

  2. I am not a big fan of MW cakes eother, but they are a quick fix for the sweet tooth or hunger pang. great that your kid likes these treats!

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