Melissa's Cuisine: 3-2-1 Cake

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

3-2-1 Cake

Do you have just one minute?  Good news!  Then you have enough time to make this cake!  When I first saw this recipe, I was a little bit reluctant to try it.  It seemed too simple and too good to be true.  I really doubted that this cake would taste good.

Thankfully, I was wrong!  This cake is incredibly simple, but it's also very good.  Just look at this picture, see how light and fluffy the cake is? 

I love single serving desserts, especially when it comes to cakes because even if Mike doesn't want any, it doesn't stop me from enjoying it!
This cake is perfect for the times when you're craving something sweet, but don't have the time or desire to bake an entire cake.  I created the mix and I have it stored in a container in my pantry.  Then, when the craving strikes, it takes less than two minutes to fulfill my desire.  I found that the cake was not sweet enough on its own for me, so I typically will add some frosting to the top.  If I don't have frosting in the house, I'll make a thin icing with powdered sugar and milk and drizzle that over the cake.  I actually prefer the icing because it seeps into the cake and down the sides, giving every bite the perfect amount of sweetness.

3-2-1 Cake

For the mix:
1 box Angel Food Cake mix
1 box "any flavor" Cake mix (I chose Funfetti)

Mix the two cake mixes together and store in a Ziploc bag or airtight container.

When you're ready to make your cake:

Measure out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix and place it in a mug.

Add in 2 Tablespoons of water and stir.

Microwave on high for 1 minute.  (Keep in mind that microwaves vary, so you may need more or less time for your cake to cook.)

Top with frosting, if desired, and enjoy your cake right out of the mug!

*Note: The cakes shown above are made as a double recipe, so they fill the whole mug.  I used 6 Tablespoons cake mix and 4 Tablespoons water.  I still microwaved for 1 minute and they were done.

Source: The Better Baker


  1. This looks delicious and easy. I love this. I just pinned it. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
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    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  2. What if you just want to make a whole cake? What measurements would you use?

    1. Kari,
      I'm not sure how you would do it with a whole cake. These measurements are specifically for a single serving/mug sized cake. You could certainly experiment with the measurements though. If you make a whole cake, please come back and let me know how it turned out!

  3. What a cute idea, my children would just love this.

    Stopping by from Marvellous Mondays.

    Hope you have a great week.

    Kate x

  4. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. I saw your link at the "Chef In Training" link party and had to stop by! Your blog is lovely :) I LOVE the 5 minute cake and cookie recipes you can microwave and eat in 2 seconds. Thank you for sharing this one!

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