Making a cake doesn’t get any easier than this Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake, which has been floating around Weight Watchers Meetings for ages.
If you’re a Weight Watcher I imagine this is old news, but it’s something I only got around to trying recently. “Trendy” is something I’ll never be 🙂
This quick and easy recipe is a brilliant way to satisfy a cake craving for only 80 calories, *2 PointsPlus, *3 SmartPoints.
And it’s perfectly portion controlled because you make it in a mug, so you don’t have to worry about being tempted by lots of leftovers.
Skinny on Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake
You make the base for this cake by combining a box of angle food cake mix with a box of regular cake mix.
3 tablespoons of cake mix + 2 tablespoons of water + 1 minute in the microwave = Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake
Talk about easy!
Here’s a great video showing you just how easy it is…
And of course this is the perfect recipe for exploring your kitchen creativity by playing with different cake mix flavors, additions and/or accompaniments.
Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake Variation Ideas (Be Sure to Adjust SmartPoints):
- Make a Molten Cake by placing a small piece of chocolate in the middle of the cake before microwaving.
- Make a Caramel Apple Cake by adding a little bit of chopped dried apple to the cake before microwaving and then after it’s baked top with a drizzle of caramel sauce.
- Make a Cranberry Orange Nut Cake by stirring in chopped nuts, dried cranberries and orange zest before microwaving.
- Top your favorite cake with fruit and whipped cream for a light and tasty “shortcake.”
- Drizzle finished cake with chocolate or caramel sauce.
- Spread with your favorite icing or chocolate hazelnut spread.
If you like this classic WW 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers Friendly dessert recipes including Weight Watchers 2-Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins, Weight Watchers 2-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake, Weight Watchers 1-Ingredient Low Fat Banana Ice Cream, Lemon Bars Made Lighter and Easy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits.
A simple and delicious way for Weight Watchers to satisfy a cake craving with just 80 calories, and 2PP, 3SP - this 321 microwave cake couldn't be easier.
- 1 box (16 ounces) angel food cake mix (the 1-step kind that only needs water)
- 1 box (15.25-18.25 ounces) cake mix (any flavor)
- 3 tablespoons 3-2-1 cake mix
- 2 tablespoons water
In a large airtight container or sealable plastic bag, whisk the two dry cake mixes until blended and free of lumps.
To make an individual cake: in a mug use a fork to combine the 3-2-1 cake mix and water until blended and smooth.
Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, or until the center is just set.
Let cool slightly or entirely in the mug.
Eat directly from the mug or gently remove onto a small plate.
Serve plain or with desired accompaniments (frosting, whipped cream, confectioners sugar, ice cream, frozen yogurt).
The two mixes is enough to make 46 individual cakes.
Try adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of any of the following additions to the cake batter before cooking: miniature chocolate chips, finely chopped dried fruit, finely chopped nuts, sprinkles.
Write the directions on some tape or a label and place it on your container so you remember how to make it!
*2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
*3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
*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 Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Two of the three top recipes on Simple Nourished Living right now are:
- This Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake, and
- Easy 2-Ingredient Pineapple Angel Food Cake – another longtime WW favorite that has been shared in meeting rooms for decades with just 148 calories per serving.
I love that on the Weight Watchers Program it’s possible to enjoy the occasional sweet provided you plan for it!!
This is how you can make your own 3-2-1 cake mix with angel food cake mix and devil’s food cake mix:
More Weight Watchers Friendly Mug Cake Recipes
Snickers Cake Mug (Mug Cake)
Peanut Butter Mug Cake (HungryGirl)
Caramel Apple 3-2-1 Mug Cake (SlenderKitchen)
S’mores Cake in a Mug (HungryGirl)
Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake (EatYourselfSkinny)
Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake (HungryGirl)
Chocolate Banana Mug Cake (SnackGirl)
Eggnogg Mocha Mug Cake (EatYourselfSkinny)
Sweet & Salted Caramel Cake Mug (HungryGirl)
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