Red velvet is one of the most delicious types of layer cakes. However, it’s not always convenient to prepare and bake an entire cake in the oven, especially if we are just looking for a single serving. Luckily, self-taught baker Eloise Head from Fitwaffle Kitchen has the solution.
Her delicious red-velvet recipe can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, as long as you have a microwave.
The 26-year-old came up with an ingenious way to make red velvet cake using a mug and some very basic ingredients.
It’s the perfect recipe for when you are craving the rich flavors of red velvet, but don’t want to go through the hassle of baking an entire gigantic cake.
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Her easy mug cake recipe can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.
It takes just 70 seconds to cook in the microwave on full power. Try it out for yourself today and let us know what you think.
Let’s get started.
First, whisk 2 tablespoons of milk with 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice in a mug. It’s also possible to substitute white vinegar for the lemon juice. If you don’t have a whisk on hand, simply stirring rapidly with the measuring spoon should do the trick as well.
Next, you’ll want to add in 4 tablespoons of plain white flour, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 3/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder, and a 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder.
A dash of red food coloring should be stirred in as well to give the cake that signature red velvet color that we all know and love.
You want to mix it all up until the batter is creamy and smooth.
Sprinkle 30 grams of white chocolate chips on top and fold them down into the batter.
Microwave it all in the mug on high-power until the sponge of the cake is fully cooked and solid. In Eloise Head’s 700-watt microwave, it took around 1 minute 10 seconds. Depending on the strength of your own microwave, you may need to adjust the timing up or down by a few seconds.
Lastly, you’ll want to make the icing. It’s super simple to do. Just mix 40 grams of cream cheese with 15 grams of icing sugar. Spread it on the top of your cake with a spoon, and that’s it! Your red velvet mug cake is ready to be enjoyed.
Every bite is a mix of fluffy and moist cocoa, with a delicious velvety texture. Combined with the cream cheese icing, don’t be surprised if you find yourself whipping up a batch of this stuff daily! It’s super addictive.
Continue scrolling down to see the full ingredients list and step by step instructions.
Here’s what you’ll need
Red Velvet Cake Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 3/4 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- Red food coloring
- 30g white chocolate chips
- Icing sugar for dusting
Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
- 40g cream cheese
- 15g icing sugar
- Mix milk and lemon juice in a mug using a whisk.
- Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, vegetable oil, and a splash of food coloring with the milk and lemon juice, and stir until smooth.
- Scatter the white chocolate chips on top and fold them into the batter.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds.
- Mix the cream cheese and icing sugar to make the topping. Then spread it on.
Red velvet mug cake is the perfect single-serving dessert for any occasion. If you are interested in seeing all of these steps visually and getting some more details about the process, make sure to watch the full video from Fitwaffle Kitchen.
Check out the recipe video and cooking instructions from Fitwaffle Kitchen below.
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EASY RED VELVET MUG CAKE 😍 If you hadn’t noticed, I’ve gone slightly red velvet crazy recently 🤪 but this is by far the quickest red velvet recipe for when you want a little dessert ❤️ It’s filled with white chocolate chips and topped with cream cheese icing (optional but definitely recommended 🙌) Sound on for full instructions 🔉 All you need is:👇 3 tbsp milk 1/2 tsp lemon juice or white vinegar 4 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp granulated sugar 3/4 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil Red food colouring 30g white choc chips Cream cheese icing (40g cream cheese + 15g icing sugar, mixed) Icing sugar for dusting My microwave is 700W and 1 min 10s was just about right on full power ☺️ Happy Tuesday everybody 🥰 #fitwaffle #fitwafflekitchen