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    3-2-1 Cake

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    8 mins

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    1 min

    Chef Bronco's Note:

    3 ingredients, microwavable, GOOD! I found this recipe somewhere, but I go to SO many recipe sites, I can't remember where. This is a VERY easy, VERY good, VERY quick, single serve cake! Your choice of flavors. I prefer Chocolate! The 3-2-1 comes from 3 tablespoons cake mix, 2 tablespoons water and 1 minute in the microwave. You can make it a little bigger by adding more cake mix and a little more water to cake battter consistency. I made this for the hubby and he loved it! Going to try other flavor cake mixes with it too. Made the chocolate cake and topped it with sliced sugared strawberries! Whipped cream, ice cream and toppings, even icing would be good toppers!

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    Serves: 24-30


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    To make the cake mix

    • 1 (16 ounce) box angel food cake mix
    • 1 (18 ounce) box cake mix (any flavor)

    To make the individual cake

    • 3 tablespoons of the cake mix
    • 2 tablespoons water


    1. 1
      Mix Angel Food cake mix and your choice flavor cake mix (I used devils' food).
    2. 2
      Put both in zip lock bag and mix well.
    3. 3
      When ready for your quick cake snack attack, take 3 tablespoons cake mix.
    4. 4
      Put in microwavable small ramekin or bowl.
    5. 5
      Mix in 2 tablespoons water; mix well.
    6. 6
      Microwave on high, 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Cool and top with whipped cream or icing of your choice or just eat it plain.
    8. 8
      Just enough for that quick fix, snack attack!
    9. 9
      Prep time includes opening and mixing the cake mixes in zip lock bag and measuring out mix and water and mixing together.
    10. 10

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 14, 2011


      The 3 2 1 Microwave Cake really works!
      I love reading recipes and wonder how all the ingredients mix and taste together when a recipe is completed. When I received the 3 2 1 Microwave Cake recipe in my email, I thought to myself, how could this recipe work with only adding "water" to the ingredients. It's a cake! Cakes need eggs and oil and some need more! So, I researched if someone had actually made it and found someone on who did and it was successful. So, I had to try it too. I used one Betty Crocker Angel Food mix with one "Pillsbury" Sugar Free Deluxe Moist Devils Food Cake mix.
      I placed both inside a "gallon" size zip-lock bag and mixed thoroughly. My 15 year old teen is "large" so I chose to double my recipe. (6 Tablespoons of Cake Mixture to 4 Tablespoons of Water) and mixed by hand well for about a minute. I also sprayed my microwave safe cereal bowl with a "Cooking Spray" to avoid the "dry residue". I poured the mixed batter into the bowl and cooked for under two minutes. Finger Pressed the center and cake sprung back as fully cooked. Cooled the cake for about three minutes and found the sides of the cake broke away well and then flipped the cake upside down inside the same bowl. Now I had a dome chocolate cake. I added sliced banana, scooped out a chocolate/vanilla pudding snack, added whipped cream and chocolate syrup drizzle over the top. My son allowed me to have a taste and it is absolutely chocolately devine! The 3 2 1 recipe works! A great "single" or "double" or more treat in minutes and you add whatever you want or nothing at all! Enjoyfully right!

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    • on February 26, 2012


      Love this cake!! I made it with white cake mix, topped with strawberries and fat free whipped topping... soooo good!!! My husband and teenage son love it too.

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    • on October 27, 2012


      Got this from a girl at bowling and was going to post it. Thanks for beating me to the punch! Just tried with German Chocolate cake mix and it was awesome! Wished I would have had some ice cream but that sort of defeats the purpose, right? :)

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    Nutritional Facts for 3-2-1 Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (33 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.9
    Calories from Fat 21
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 234.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 20.0 g
    Protein 2.6 g

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