Red Velvet Mug Cake

9 Feb 2015

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake


All the single ladies, now put your hands up!

I have a dessert for you. For one. And it's a good one.



Red Velvet Mug Cake


My first red velvet recipe, and it is obviously a mug cake. Because I am obsessed.

But with Valentine's day poking it's ugly head at us at the end of the week, we all need a little treat to help us deal with the copious amounts of pink, red and white that are surrounding us at every turn.

May as well put all those colors into our own little mug treat.


Red Velvet Mug Cake


This might be one of my favorite mug cakes yet. Not only is it oh so cute, it is also super delicious and soft, not spongy or dry like some of the mug cakes I have tried in my day.

The trick with mug cakes is to let them cool. I know that sounds like torture, but if you don't want to burn the roof of your mouth (done it so many times) or have a tasteless mug cake, please wait around 15 minutes or more.

But how can you wait that long? Just make frosting! Or do a chore to take your mind off of it. Like the dishes. The best part about it is you will have your reward at the end.


Red Velvet Mug Cake


Red Velvet Mug Cake

What you'll need:

Cake:
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-2 drop red food color gel

Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 tablespoon vanilla
+ heart sprinkles!

Directions:
  1. Mix together 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons of milk and the vinegar in a microwave safe mug. Let sit for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Mix in the remaining cake ingredients (including the other 1 tablespoon of milk) until fully combined. 
  3. Microwave for around 1 minute, and let stand for around 15 minutes to allow cake to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost the cooled mug cake, and top with sprinkles!



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24 comments:

  1. Hahha, but however on Earth did I know it was you posting this recipe before I had even looked at the name of the blogger in my newsfeed? Tsk tsk! This sounds fantastic though, and I love the decoration too, cute and simple :D x

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  2. I still have to make a mud cake! This looks stunning :)

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  3. Cathleen, this is awesome! What will you think of next, eh? :D

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  4. The color looks lovely! I am sure I deserve such treat :D

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  5. I have yet to try a mug cake - this looks GORGEOUS! And perfectly portioned!

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  6. You know how to steal my heart! Perfect for the upcoming occasion!

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  7. This is so cute! Will definitely be trying this tonight!

    Jillian

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  8. I have seen so many mugs cake, but as you said, one of the reason that I have never tried is exactly the fear of being too dry...after your assurance that this recipe is very good...I will definitely give this a try...looks indeed very cute...perfect for the occasion.
    Thanks for the recipe...hope you have a great week :)

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  9. Love this! And love that it's just enough for one. So I don't have to share ;)

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  10. tempting Valentine treat,Cathleen...yummmy!

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  11. Very cute mug cake! Love the color. Thanks for the waiting tip.. which is totally not easy. ;)

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  12. Love this, and I'm not even single! I'll just have to make two. :)

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  13. Cooking cake in microwave? That is a genius idea! This is such a nice recipe to have when I have friends stopping by casually, so I can get the dessert ready in no time!

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  14. What a fun dessert! Perfect for Valentine's Day or to whip up when you need (or want!) a quick dessert.

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  15. RED VELVET mug cake...this is almost too easy given how addicted I am to red velvet!

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  16. What about married dudes? Can we make this mug cake, too? Because it looks awesome! I actually don't think I've ever made a mug cake...but I clearly need to fix this problem. And soon. This looks awesome...and perfect for Valentine's Day!!

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  18. The mug cake looks yummy and that reminds me. I've never baked a mug cake before, must try! Thanks for the recipe.

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  19. This is gorgeous! I'm really enjoying your mug cake obsession -- so much fun. You've outdone yourself with this one -- thanks.

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  20. What an adorable red velvet V-Day dessert :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  21. Just put my email in again..:) to follow you..hope it works..Happy Valentine's weekend..we could have used you w/ Lucas' homework..Geesh..he is in grade 4..and had to learn congruent angles..etc..My husband is an engineer (was) and we had to refresh our memories..seems to me geometry was in high school..
    Your ♥ adorned mug cake is adorable.

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  22. I dont know if you`re ever watched Spongebob, or seen Squidward say "hamana hamana" before... but those were my thoughts when I first laid my eyes on these precious cake!! (link to the hamana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKXjk3JexSg)

    Love how cute this looks!

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