If you could bring one cake flavor with you on a deserted island, what would you bring?
First of all, I commend you for trying to answer that question if you did. We all know how hard it is to decide on anything involving dessert. Second of all, I wanted to explain to you why you should have answered “red velvet” without hesitation.
Okay, okay. I’m only kidding. But red velvet really is a favorite flavor of mine. I love it so much that I’ve baked red velvet cupcakes, red velvet cake pops, cookies – red velvet anything, really. But here’s a question: What if you’re so busy you never have time to bring out the baking sheet and whisk every time a craving strikes?
Have no fear. There’s a solution, and it’s nothing a microwave and a mug can’t solve.
That’s right, folks. I’m taking about making a red velvet mug cake, which is just as yummy as regular red velvet cake, and — wait for it — it only takes around three minutes to make. This is the perfect way to satisfy your red velvet craving with little to no effort while on a tight schedule. All you will need are basic baking ingredients, food coloring, and a microwave.
Easy-To-Make Red Velvet Mug Cake Recipe
To make a red velvet mug cake, here’s what you will need:
- 4 tbsp flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp buttermilk
- 3 tbsp oil
- 5 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp red food coloring
- Tub of cream cheese frosting from the grocery store
- A mug
- A microwave
- A fork to stir ingredients
Once you have your ingredients, all you have to do is mix them in a roomy mug and microwave it for 1 minute and 35 seconds. Once it’s done microwaving, check to see if the cake’s moisture is to your liking. If not, put it back into the microwave for an extra 15 seconds. But if the cake is perfectly moist to your liking, wait for it to dry and then frost it with cream cheese icing (aka the best icing ever). Before you know it, your red velvet mug cake is all ready for consumption! Sound too good to be true? Well, you bet it is.
Finally, enjoy your red velvet mug cake with a supplementary cup of joe or hot cocoa. Happy baking, everyone!