WW Recipe of the Day: Orange Angel Food Cake Mug
This simple portion-controlled dessert is perfect for any cake lover who doesn't have the time to bake an entire cake—and be constantly tempted with all the leftovers. All you have to do is mix together naturally fat-free angel food cake mix with mandarin oranges and microwave for about a minute. That's it!
Perfect for the office break room, dorm room, or any smaller households, this sweet treat satisfies those cake urges in minutes and without any leftovers. A win-win for Weight Watchers and non-Weight Watchers alike!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Guilt-Free Orange Angel Food Cake?
According to my calculations, each serving has 130 calories and:
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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How to Make this 2-Ingredient Microwave Mug Cake
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.
Step 2: Spray a microwave-safe mug, or small bowl , with nonstick spray.
Step 3: Add mandarin orange segments to mug and completely mash with a fork.
Step 4: Add the cake mix and stir until thoroughly combined.
Step 5: Microwave on high (100%) power until set, about 1 minute and 15 seconds (time may vary depending on microwave strength).
Step 6: Enjoy directly from mug or remove to a small plate.
To not overcook this cake, cook for 1 minute then stop and see if it's set. If not, continue cooking on high in 15 second increments until set.
All the mashed mandarin orange pieces sink to the bottom, so if you lightly peel the cake away from the sides of the mug with a fork, it should drop out onto a small plate with the bottom on top. I think this makes a nicer presentation!
No mandarin oranges? Choose 2 tablespoons of any canned fruit with juice. Pineapple, Peaches, Pears, Fruit Cocktail would all be delicious.
Enjoy this naturally fat-free dessert, plain or topped with a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of your favorite low-fat frozen yogurt or ice cream.
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Orange Angel Food Mug Cake
- 2 tablespoons mandarin orange segments in juice, not drained
- ¼ cup angel food cake mix
- Spray a microwave-safe mug, or small bowl, with nonstick spray.
- Add mandarin orange segments to mug and completely mash with a fork.
- Add the cake mix and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Microwave on high (100%) power until set, about 1 minute and 15 seconds (time may vary depending on microwave strength). To not overcook, start with 1 minute and check for doneness. If not set, continue cooking in 15 second increments.
- Enjoy directly from mug or remove to a small plate.
VariationsNo mandarin oranges? Choose 2 tablespoons of any canned fruit with juice. Pineapple, Peaches, Pears, Fruit Cocktail would all be delicious. Serving size: 1 mug cake Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site. 7 *SmartPoints (Green plan) 7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan) 7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan) 3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Recipe source: Hungry Girl Fast & Easy Cookbook by Lisa Lillien
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this Microwave Orange Angel Food Cake, you might also like:
- Microwave Pineapple Mug Cake
- WW 3-2-1 Mug Cake
- Gluten-Free Mug Cake without Cake Mix
- Banana Cocoa Pudding Mug Cake
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