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3-2-1 Cake

This surprisingly simple recipe came from a friend. It is perfect any time when you just want a little dessert without big leftovers!

The recipe is called 3-2-1 Cake because all you need to remember is:
3 Tablespoons mix
2 Tablespoons water
1 minute in the microwave!

Try various flavor combinations of cake mix but always remember that one of the cake mixes MUST be Angel Food. The other can be any flavor. Angel Food cake mix has the required egg whites to make this recipe work. So if anyone is allergic to egg whites skip this recipe just to stay safe.

The cakes can be cooked in almost any microwave safe container. The cake batter expands while cooking so use a container large enough to hold everything without overflowing. I find it works best in narrow container with a wide mouth like a coffee mug or small bowl. The personal sized cakes come out very light and fluffy.


 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
 1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor
 2 Tablespoons Water per serving


In a large zip top bag combine the two cake mixes together and mix well. I like to write the following directions on the side of the bag.

In a microwave safe container combine 3 Tablespoons of cake mix with 2 Tablespoons of water. Whisk with a fork until no more dry pieces are visible. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Serve hot but be careful some containers may be too hot to hold directly from the microwave.

You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit. Keep the remaining cake mixture in the zip top bag and use whenever you feel like a small treat! Mix storage is simple; put it on a shelf. No need to refrigerate since the mix is dry.

Serves: 1
Cake_Mix Microwave Photo

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