3-2-1 Cake

"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!"
3-2-1 Cake created by DeliciousAsItLooks
Ready In:
24-30 small cakes


  • 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


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

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  1. Dee L.
    I tried this 3 2 1 cake twice.....and measured exactly....but both came out with kind of a pudding (doughy) sitting on top of the cake. Any ideas?
  2. 401535
    Has anybody noticed they told us that we should microwave a powder with no liquid?
  3. cookin4bob
    I made a chocolate version using sugar free chocolate cake mix. It turned out great!
  4. wyliersb
    Has anyway figured out the weight watcher points for the 3-2-1 cake
  5. Fred H.
    Consider using 1/2 a box of angel food cake mix to one box of reg cake mix. It will be less "angel foody". Angel food cake mix has the equivalent of roughly 6 egg (12 egg whites) and a little extra rising ingredients. Reg cake mix only needs 3 eggs. We found it tastes better too. (we have yet to try a ratio of 3 to 1 but given all the rising action of the angel food cake mix it may work just as well or better) Also roughly 1/3 cup of mix and about 2 tablespoons water works in a 12 oz mug. Consistency should be that of soft puddling. 1:10 mins microwave time. Another variation is to pre-add things like chocolate chips to the mix if you want. They will tend to end up at the bottom melted, but hey no frosting to mess with if you like this route.



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