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Red Velvet Cake
Serves 1 • Preparation time 3 minutes • Cooking time 2 minutes
2 tablespoons fresh beet juice
2 tablespoons (25 g) slightly salted butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons chopped mixed nuts
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons self-rising flour
Maple syrup, to drizzle
Put the beet juice, butter, cinnamon, and sugar in a 7 fl oz (200 ml) microwave-safe mug. Microwave on full power for 30 seconds, then stir.
Add the nuts, egg yolk, and flour and beat together until well mixed. Microwave on full power for 1½ minutes or until just firm to touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Serve drizzled with maple syrup.