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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Red Velvet Mug Cake

A mug cake is an easiest and quickest way to create and enjoy a piece of cake, especially if baking for one or two people or when one doesn't need any leftovers. It is also a perfect solution when a sudden craving for something sweet hits oneself at odd hours or to surprise an impromptu guest or to placate a cranky kid. 😊

A mug cake was also an easy solution for this week's blogging marathon theme of 'Baking desserts without using a convection oven'. One can bake 4 mug cakes by the time a convectional oven gets preheated and so it was perfect for the weather we have right now. 

Usually I bake chocolate based mug cakes and was looking for a different version for my daughter this time and found one here. I had to make minor adjustments to the recipe since the batter was too thick. She loved it going by the fact that it got made already 4 times in the past week.

Scant 1/4 cup lukewarm milk 
1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar / white vinegar
1/4 cup minus 1 tsp. all purpose flour
1 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. baking powder
A pinch of salt
2 tbsp. sugar
1.5 tbsp. oil (I used canola oil.)
4 - 5 drops of red food color (optional)
Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

* Combine milk and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and leave it aside for about 5 minutes. 
* Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and sugar in a microwave safe mug / bowl. Add the milk-vinegar mixture, oil and food color and mix well.
* Cook it in a microwave for about 70 to 75 seconds.
* Serve immediately with a dusting of sugar if preferred.

This post goes to Blogging marathon #78 under the theme "No Baking Desserts for Lazy Days". Check out the page to read what other marathoners are cooking.



Kalyani said...

lovey colours there - I dont have a microwave now, but I bet my kids would love this

Srivalli said...

I love the way those mug cakes look Suma, I resort to mw mug cakes when the kids want something right away!

Jayashree said...

I like the convenience of mug cakes too, and also the fact that it is easier to finish a mug cake. Nice color.

Archana Potdar said...

Wow, this is yum. Mine love red velvet cake.

veena krishnakumar said...

I am bookmarking this!!!Looks super yumm

Chef Mireille said...

nice airy texture

Mayuri Patel said...

I too baked a mug cake for the same theme, and loved the idea of small portions and how quickly it gets done. Red Velvet Mug Cake looks yummy.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This looks so soft and moist. MW mug cakes are the perfect treat for those sudden cravings..

Sapana Behl said...

Love the pretty colour of the cakes.

Linda said...

Hi Suma -- this looks so delicious and *easy*! Sounds a little like a 'war' or 'depression' cake which I make sometimes using vinegar and baking soda to leaven. I will have to try this version :)

Best wishes!

I Camp in my Kitchen said...

Wow suma, red velvet always holds that high chair amongst cakes! That pretty color, scrumptious!

Nisha Ramesh said...

Love the portion size dessert. This is one of the desserts that I got addicted to.. Nice one.