Red Velvet Mug Cake

Prep 4 mins
Cook 1 min
Total 5 mins

Red Velvet Mug Cake: super moist with no egg! Recipe from

Remember when we all went crazy over that Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake? It may have taken me over a year, but I finally came up with a new flavor! RED VELVE MUG CAKE.

Some people (cough cough — my mom) don’t love red velvet. I think those people are absolutely crazy. Slightly chocolately cake, with a little tang to it, and in a bright fun color? I’m in, every single time.

Red Velvet Mug Cake: super moist with no egg! Recipe from

Just like the version before, this mug cake takes just minutes to make in the microwave. It is just as moist as the cake before and of course still uses zero egg (spongy mug cake is the worst).

Oh and in the directions I say to mix the dry ingredients separately (a mini whisk makes this much easier) and then add them, because that is what you SHOULD do. But I just dump all the dry ingredients into the milk mixture at once and stir the batter a ton. It still works just fine. πŸ˜‰

Yield: 1 mug cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Red Velvet mug cake in a white coffee mug and a spoon on a wooden surface

Red Velvet Mug Cake is one of the easiest cake recipes you'll ever make - you only need the ingredients and your microwave!

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 drops red food coloring, optional
  • powdered sugar for dusting on top, optional


  1. In a large mug, whisk (with a small whisk or large fork) together the milk and vinegar. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt). Add to the milk mixture and add the vegetable oil and red food coloring. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Cook in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds. This recipe will rise and then deflate slightly since it's being cooked in the microwave. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately!


Add Ins: I like to add white chocolate chips to mine. You could also add milk/dark chocolate chips depending on your mood! And for all you cream cheese addicts, add a tablespoon of cream cheese to the center of the batter.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 889Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 172gFiber: 1gSugar: 143gProtein: 5g


Good to the very last bite.

Red Velvet Mug Cake: super moist with no egg! Recipe from

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47 Responses
  1. Jae

    It was my first time baking a cake and I thought it will be epic but it turns out good! Thanks for the recipe ^^ Yummmmeh.

  2. Kena R

    hi!!! i have being a follower for so long no.. and this me i was looking if you have a great and amazing red velvet cake recipe, but you dont, specificalle for cake, i saw the mug and i will try it, andy ints??


  3. Sarah M.

    I was craving red velvet and I couldn’t help but try this recipe. And god, is it good. After I microwaved it, I put it straight into a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was fantastic.

  4. Valerie | bubbles and gold

    I subbed the vegetable oil with coconut and microwaved for an extra 10 seconds, and this is totally delicious!! And dangerous at 10pm.

  5. Salamanda

    This turned out really well. We added cinnamon and a smidge vanilla to the cake portion and then topped it with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Sitapa

    first thing I saw this, I made it. I had to microwave it for 1 min 50 sec because my microwave a bit weaker than yours, but this turned out soooo goooood!

    It was moist and fluffy, and it actually tasted like red velvet! I actually went and made my own cream cheese frosting for this cake and put it on top after I finished it. (I really just did the frosting by eye and basic knowledge).

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m definitely trying it again

  7. Tina | My Life as a Mrs

    UGH! If only I wasn’t on a diet… Why can’t all the yummy things be calorie free?!!!! These look AMAZING.

  8. Stephanie

    OMG!!! This looks like an absolute success, can’t wait to get home and try it!!! I see white stuff mixed in with the cake (not the powdered sugar) are those marshmallows, white chocolate chips or the milk and vinegar mixture?

  9. Joanne

    Things just got very dangerous around here now that this red velvet mug cake is in my life! I see many a light night microwave adventure in my future.

  10. Dianna

    I’m one of the weird ones who is on your mom’s side! It’s not the flavor {I’m all about anything with any amount of chocolate & cream cheese frosting. Yum.} but I just can’t get past all that darn food coloring! I’d be totally into it without the red. I’ve also never actually tried to do the mug cake thing {gasp!!}, so I may give it a spin… minus the food coloring. haha!

  11. Maria

    I tried this tonight and it was perfection!!! Thank you for making a mug cake that doesn’t suck…and that a single girl can make and not feel too guilty about! πŸ˜‰

  12. Dena

    I tried this last night. Only thing I did different was that I didn’t add the red food coloring. It was Awesome……….especially with some baileys frosting I had leftover all melting on top…. my daughter and I shared πŸ™‚ Thanks… Can’t wait to try the chocolate pb one.

  13. amanda @ fake ginger

    I’ve been obsessed with mug cakes lately! Definitely trying this one after the kids are in bed tonight!

  14. Shira G

    OBSESSED. LITERALLY. I can’t understand people who don’t like red velvet- what’s not to like?!?! It’s so neutral and unoffending! It’s like the middleman between chocolate and vanilla. Can’t wait to make this πŸ™‚

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