Red Velvet Microwave Cake

Red Velvet Microwave Cake

My Dad loves dessert just as much as I do and he sent me a recipe for five minute microwave cake. I couldn’t say no! Especially since it only takes five minutes to make.

Red Velvet Microwave Cake

It has a very spongy texture and eaten on it’s own isn’t very good. I enjoyed serving it in this fun tea cup and soaking it in some ice cream. This would be a fun recipe to make if you lived in a dorm room or anywhere without access to a kitchen.

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Red Velvet Microwave Cake

Yield: 1 mug

Ingredients

4 tbs plain flour

4 tbs sugar

1 tbs cocoa powder (you could cut this down to 1/2 tbs to make the red more pronounced)

1 egg

3 tbs buttermilk

3 tbs vegetable oil

Splash of vanilla

red gel color

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe mug mix the flour, sugar and cocoa together. Stir the egg in thoroughly. Add the buttermilk, oil, vanilla and red color. Mix until combined (make sure to get all the way to the bottom).
  2. Place in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Allow to cool. Tip out and slice in half. Place half in a tea cup with one or two scoops of ice cream. Place the second cake half on and top with more ice cream.
  4. Eat immediately.
http://www.americancupcakeabroad.com/cake/red-velvet-microwave-cake

adapted from Bang Style 

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5 Comments

  1. Ha ha, the idea of a cake that takes 5 minutes to bake sounds awful but I’ll take your word for it! Love the fact that it’s something different to try.

    • It’s definitely fun for the novelty factor. I didn’t like the cake all on it’s own. It tasted better after I drenched it in ice cream :-p

  2. Oh my goodness I love this!! Definitely making this for the 14th!!

  3. is this safe? ~FROM CALIFORNIA