Chocolate Cherry Red Velvet Mug Cake

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Desserts
chocolate cherry red velvet mug cake

Are you looking for a delicious and guilt-free treat to make at home this Valentine’s Day? Look no further! This Chocolate Cherry Red Velvet Mug Cake is the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your health. It’s filled with all the goodness of cherries, chocolate and red velvet cake but without any of the guilt.

Who says that eating healthy means sacrificing the sweet treats you love? This delicious and decadent treat is made with whole-wheat flour, natural sugar alternatives, and of course plenty of chocolate and fresh cherries. All in all, it’s a treat you can feel good about indulging in. Plus, it’s super easy and quick to make – you’ll have it ready in five minutes or less!

Bonus: This recipe serves two people, so it’s the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day!

How to Make a Red Velvet Cake in a Mug

To make this mug cake, start by combining whole-wheat flour with baking powder in a bowl. Then add natural sugar alternatives such as coconut sugar or honey to sweeten the batter. You’ll also need to add some cocoa powder for chocolaty goodness. Finally, mix in a generous amount of almond milk to bring everything together into a smooth batter.

Now that all your ingredients are prepped and ready to go, it’s time to bake your mug cake! To do so, simply pour the batter into an oven-safe mug or ramekin, top with cherries and chocolate chips if desired, then pop it in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into its center comes out clean. Once done baking, let your Chocolate Cherry Red Velvet Mug Cake cool before digging in!

The base of this mug cake starts with frozen cherries. Microwave them for 30 seconds, then muddle cherries in a mixing bowl to release the juices. Next, add in whole wheat pastry flour, Truvia Cane Sugar Blend, unsweetened cocoa powder and baking powder. Stir in the wet ingredients, which include nonfat milk, vanilla extract and unsweetened applesauce. Once the batter is mixed and well combined, pour it into greased mugs or microwavable cups.

Next, it’s time to make the creamy sweet filling made from low-fat cream cheese and powdered sugar! Simply mix the two together in a separate bowl, then drop it into the cake  cups on top of the batter. Finally, microwave each red velvet mug cake on high for 90 to 120 seconds.

Healthy Hacks

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that won’t derail your healthy eating plan but still satisfies your cravings for something decadent and delicious, then look no further than this Chocolate Cherry Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe. It’s quick and easy enough to whip up any night of the week!

With its natural sugar substitutes and whole wheat flour base combined with plenty of fresh fruit and cocoa flavor, it’s sure to become one of your favorite desserts. Each serving contains just 173 calorie, so rest assured that it fits into your Nutrisystem weight loss plan. You can log it in your NuMi app journal as one SmartCarb and two Extras.

There are so many ways to add some flair to your mug cake! Fresh cherries, dark chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, whipped cream and shredded coconut flakes are all tasty toppings and mix-in ideas. Feel free to get creative here! Melted dark chocolate chips will give your mug cake an extra boost of flavor as well as a rich texture that will make it even more irresistible.

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 173

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb and 2 Extras


  • 1/4 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp. Truvia Cane Sugar Blend
  • 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. cream cheese, low fat
  • 1/2 tsp. powdered sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, microwave cherries for 30 seconds. Once finished, muddle cherries to release the juices.
  2. Mix in flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder.
  3. Stir in milk, vanilla extract and applesauce.
  4. Pour mixture into greased mugs or microwavable cups.
  5. Mix together cream cheese and powdered sugar in a separate bowl. Drop cream cheese mixture into cake cups.
  6. Microwave on high for 90-120 seconds, until just cooked.
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