Red Velvet Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cakes should be on your list.

I bet you couldn’t guess it’s February, could you?

I mean, look around the internet.  Can you blink without seeing a new Red Velvet concoction?  I know I can’t.  And, just like that new Miley song on the radio that you hate at first, the more you hear it, the more it grows on you, until one day, you’re in the kitchen belting your red velvet hiney off to Wrecking Ball.

Red Velvet.

Red Velvet.

I’ve made Red Velvet Waffles, muffins, cupcakes, doughnuts, popovers, and cake, all in the past few weeks.  And now – Red Velvet Mug Cakes.

These were a request from my friends over at Bisquick, who specifically asked for Red Velvet Mug Cakes, using their product.  Believe it or not, Mug Cakes were not something I had made in the past, but really…why not?  They are everywhere, they’re easy, and honestly, they’re cute.  Plus, everyone gets their very own serving, so no sharing required.

These little beauties are ideal for Valentine’s Day, which as you are aware, is just around the corner.  So stop with the wondering, the worrying, the anticipating what to whip up for your sweetheart dessert.  This could be it.  Heck, throw a few tawdry conversation hearts on top and who knows what kind of trouble you’ll find yourself in.

Enjoy it.


Red Velvet Mug Cakes

Makes 2


  • 3/4 cup Bisquick
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring, as needed
  • Cream Cheese Frosting or Sweetened Whipped Cream, if desired


Beat all ingredients in a medium sized bowl until well combined. Divide equally into two large coffee mugs. One at a time, place each mug into the microwave and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Repeat with remaining mug. Serve warm or cool, with frosting or whipped cream, if desired.


Like any cake, these mug cakes will rise and expand. Therefore, choose your mug wisely!Leave plenty of room for expansion, and only fill each mug roughly 2/3 full.


Disclaimer:  This post was sponsored by Bisquick.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  And yes, I really do like Wrecking Ball.  I can’t help it.  I tried not to, I did.

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