Frugal Foodie Mama: 3-2-1 Microwave Cake {A Guest Recipe from Melissa's Cuisine}

Saturday, April 27, 2013

3-2-1 Microwave Cake {A Guest Recipe from Melissa's Cuisine}

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to be posting here at Frugal Foodie Mama. I’ve been a long time reader, and I love Carrie’s recipes. Plus, she’s just the sweetest and so fun to work with. I’m Melissa and I blog over at Melissa's Cuisine. I’ve been blogging as a hobby for about 5 years now! (Although I didn’t really get serious about it until after I got married.) My husband, Mike, and I live in Western Michigan with our dog, Champ. We are expecting our first child this July! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite snacks with you…
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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 my husband 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

Thank you so much for sharing this with us all today, Melissa!  I am a HUGE fan of mug cakes, and this one is SO crazy easy to make! :)

3 comments :

  1. have yet to make a mug cake but have always wanted to try!! this seems like the perfect amount for when i am craving something sweet! thanks for sharing and congrats on your baby news!!

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  2. I'm gonna try this! I love the idea, and it keeps portions under control.

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  3. Sure am going to keep this recipe.. I already sent it to my boyfriend.. lol.. this would be good with a bit of fruit and a topping of Cool Whip.. perfect for a sweet treat. Have to use this in my blog.. smile..

    Michelle
    http://cattalkbycatsmeow.blogspot.com/

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