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February 13, 2015

Eggless Red Velvet Cake In A Mug(1 min microwave cake)-Valentine’s Day Recipes

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Eggless red velvet cake recipe

Valentine’s day is around the corner .I am sure you all would be scratching your head about what to make something special for your loved ones. Here you go, a super easy , soft n spongy, eggless one minute red velvet cake in a mug using microwave under one minute. Last year I have shared some easy, instant microwave cake recipes( refer side bar) and I am really happy that I am getting rave reviews about those recipes from my readers. This has been a real boost which inspires me to try more microwave recipes especially one minute mug cakes.

When I was looking for Valentine’s day recipes ideas, I found home made Chocolates & Red Velvet Cake are the most wanted recipes on lover’s day. As I have already posted an easy, no cook, 3 ingredient home made chocolate recipe here, I wanted to share this easy red velvet cake recipe without using eggs & buttermilk for you all to try out on this Valentine’s day. 

Here I have used red food color as I din’t want to take chance with beetroot in my first attempt. Soon I will try and share this recipe replacing artificial color. You can make this cake in the next few minutes just after reading this recipe & surprise your sweet heart/Husband.
Yesterday, my Husband Sendhil had left to Norway for a short official trip. So we celebrated our Valentine’s day in advance with this yummy, super soft, romantic Red velvet cake recipe. We both enjoyed this cake with one spoon in one mug, hope you can understand what I mean here. 

Friends, do try this easy cake for your loved ones. I am sure it will be a great choice for this celebration ! And don’t forget to share your feedback about this cake with me. Lets see how to make this easy red velvet cake recipe for two on this special Valentine's day !

Easy red velvet cake recipe

Easy Red Velvet Cake in a mug using microwave

Easy Red Velvet Cake in a mug using microwave Microwave red velvet cake under 1 minute - Eggless, butterless recipe.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Cake
Serves: 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 1 Minutes
Total time: 6 Minutes


  • All purpose flour - 4 tbsp
  • Sugar – 2.5 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Cocoa powder- 1 tsp
  • Red food color - 2 pinches or 2 drops
  • Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
  • Vinegar/Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 3 tbsp (Use  boiled milk at room temp)
  • Vegetable oil/cooking oil - 1.5 tbsp ( use odourless oil)

  • Take all the dry ingredients ( maida, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt) in a big mug or bowl. Mix it well adding food color.
  • Then add the milk, oil and vinegar, vanilla essence. Mix well without any lumps and make sure sugar is dissolved well.
Red velvet cake
  • The consistency of batter will be semi solid & it should fall like a thick ribbon. Make sure the batter is filled till half of the mug because this cake will double while cooking.
  • Now microwave the mug in high power for 1 minute. Cake will raise & its size would be doubled.( mine is 800w. Please adjust the timing as per the power of your microwave) Check with a toothpick or back of a spoon. If it comes out clean,cake is done. Else keep it again for 10 secs.
  • For simple decoration, you can put sprinklers on top as I did OR dust it with powdered sugar. If you apply frosting, it would be even more rich. Make your choice & variations !
Easy red velvet cake recipe
  • Serve with any frosting or just sprinkle powdered sugar & enjoy !
Happy Valentine’s day !!

  • Do not mix everything together. First mix the dry ingredients & then go for mixing wet ones.
  • Adjust the time based on the power of your microwave.
  • It tastes mildly sweet. So add more sugar based on your tastebuds. But make sure sugar is dissolved before you microwave.
Red velvet cake recipe

Try this easy red velvet cake on Valentine’s day & have a fun filled day with your loved ones !
Wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day!
Easy red velvet cake recipe

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Unknown said...

Mmm....... Superb Chitra,all I have except with red food colour(I have orange).,

Unknown said...

Mmm....... Superb Chitra,all I have except with red food colour(I have orange).,

Chitra said...

Swathi,Use orange color or use 1 tbsp of beetroot juice for natural red color.

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Musing Gal said...

Wow good take ... I will definitely try it.. Want to see how it comes up in muffin cups in microwave.. said...

Awesome!!! That looks so so tasty.


Unknown said...

Superb Can you tell me cooking and baking time for oven??

Chitra said...

Are u asking abt time in OTG ?

Unknown said...

Can we make this without mug in noral.microwave safe bowl with same quantity?

Chitra said...

Yes u can :)

Unknown said...

Hi Chitra!!! Can we make this in cup cake or muffin moulds..pls reply.

Chitra said...

Hi, yes u can try if its microwave safe.Fill the batter till half of the mould. Share the results if you try :)

Unknown said...

I baked it in a bowl and it came very soft and delicious! Can we increase the measurements and make a cake?

Chitra said...

Yes, you can :)

Sheena Mathew said...

Hi Chithra gonna try tomorrow. Please see.. there is a correction. You have mentioned wet instead of dry in the first line where the method starts.

Chitra said...

Yes, I corrected it. Thanks for pointing out :)

thamarai said...

Wow! I have always wanted to make cakes of much smaller portion so as not to waste. This one is also so quick to make. Super! Will definitely try this.

Chitra said...

Sure !

Unknown said...

You have mentioned vinegar/lemon juice in the ingredients. But in the method you have not mentioned where and when to use it

Unknown said...

You have mentioned Vinegar/Lemon juice in the ingredients but not in the recipe. Could you please let us know when we must add that

Chitra said...

Sorry its missed out. We shud add along with wet ingredients. Thanks for the mention