Monday, 13 August 2012
You know how I love my mug cakes…Not only do I like creating my own, but I also like trying recipe ideas from others. For about a month now, this 1-2-3 cake recipe kept coming across my pinterest board. This week, I finally got around to trying it.
It’s meant to be a low calorie/fat type of recipe and it’s really easy to make. You will need to buy angel food mix, which is not something I typically carry in the house.
The recipe only requires three items: water, angel food cake mix and regular cake mix. It only takes one minute to cook in the microwave, and the result is a light, spongy cake.Recipe from The Hidden Pantry.
I chose chocolate cake mix to mix with the angel cake mix. The original recipe requires you to mix both together and then store it to use whenever you feel like making this individual serving. I didn’t want to mix mine all just in case I didn’t like it, so instead I mixed equal portions of the two mixes.
The cake tasted like a chocolate angel food cake. It was really light, airy, not very rich, but then angel food cake usually isn’t. I’m actually not that big of a fan of angel food cake. So I didn’t love love this recipe. But it is a nice quick treat when I’m craving something sweet and don’t want to indulge in too many calories. And it’s really simple to put together–easier than most of my mug cake recipes.
Note: If you don’t wish to completely combine the two boxes of cake mixes you can take 1 1/2 tbsp of each mix and mix it together and then mix in the water.
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.