Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cake in a mug

I have like 2 posts with tons of pictures and just need me to add words; easier said than done to find time for those words.  One is my sister's birthday post (which is almost a week delayed because I ran out of picture storage space on my blog on Thursday - what the heck!?!?) and the other is all about Thanksgiving fun.  But for now, I give you something quick and easy that I think you will like.

Almost 2 years ago, I blogged about eating eggs in a mug for breakfast.  Guess what?  I sometimes still do that because it's quick, easy and healthy.  Well, I have found another love for "stuff in a mug" - but this time it is dessert.  Go figure.  If you get on Pinterest, you will find like a million cake, brownie, etc. in a mug treats.  I tried this one last night and it's good and low calorie.  So win win!  This is perfect for someone who gets an urge for something sweet but wants low calorie, delicious serving for one (versus making a whole cake for your house and then you end up eating the whole thing...).

It's called 1-2-3 cake, which is great because it's seriously that easy!!!  This is the blog that I found it out - The Hidden Pantry - so go check it out.  There are lots of comments with helpful tips and modifications too!!  It seems like a pretty great blog in general!!

This is what she says in her blog post:

You simply assemble as follows:

1 box Angel Food cake mix
1 box any flavor cake mix
2 T. water


Using a large plastic bowl with a tightly fitting lid or a large zip lock bag, combine the two boxes of cake mix stirring or shaking well.

For each individual serving,  take out 3 T. of the cake mixture and mix it with 2 T. of water in a small microwave safe container.  I used a small coffee mug.  Microwave on high for 1 minute.  You now have your own instant individual cake and it is warm and inviting.  You can top with a dollop of fruit or whipped topping if you like.

Try various flavors of cake mix but it must always be combined with an Angel Food mix.

Keep the mix tightly sealed in an airtight container until used and remember:  This recipe is called 1-2-3 Cake because all you need to remember is 3 T.mix, 2 T. water, and 1 minute in the microwave.

Sounds too easy right?  Oh my goodness - it is and it's so good.  I made mine with angel food cake mix and funfetti and it was so good.  I think next time I make it (which is whenever because I have the container of the cake mixes already mixed now), I might add some white chocolate to the top.  YUM!!  Sounds like heaven on a cold winter night!

And there you have it - another recommendation for something to cook in a mug.....


  1. My mom made us a bag with chocolate last time she was here and I love it with a little fro yo on the side :) I'm trying funfetti next time!

  2. I feel like I have been missing out!!