Weight Watchers 321 Microwave Mug Cake Recipe SmartPoints Plus
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Weight Watchers 3 2 1 Microwave Mug Cake Recipe

This 3-2-1 mug cake is a brilliant way to satisfy a craving for cake in minutes with just 2-ingredients, a mug and a microwave. Low in calories and perfectly portion controlled it is perfect for Weight Watchers who don't want to be tempted by an entire cake.
Each serving has just 105 calories and *5 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 105
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


For the Cake Mix

  • 1 box (16 ounces) angel food cake mix (the 1-step kind that only needs water)
  • 1 box (15.25) cake mix (any flavor)

For the Mug Cake

  • 3 tablespoons 3-2-1 cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons water


First, prepare the 3-2-1 cake mix

  • In a large airtight container or sealable plastic bag, whisk the two dry cake mixes until blended and free of lumps.

Then prepare mug cake

  • To make an individual cake: in a mug coated with nonstick spray, use a fork to combine the 3-2-1 cake mix and water until blended and smooth.
  • Microwave on HIGH for about 1 minute, or until the center is just set. (The time will depend on the wattage of your microwave).
  • 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).

Recipe Notes

Servings: The two mixes combine to make enough 3-2-1 cake mix for about 31 individual mug cakes.
This is a great recipe for exploring your kitchen creativity by playing with different cake mix flavors, additions and/or accompaniments.
If you are a Weight Watcher concerned about calories and/or tracking your points be sure to adjust accordingly.
  • Use any flavor of cake mix you prefer: chocolate, white, yellow, lemon, spice, funfetti, spice, carrot, strawberry, etc.
  • 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.
  • 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 into yellow or white 3-2-1 cake mix 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 thin layer of your favorite icing or chocolate hazelnut spread.
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers 3 2 1 Microwave Mug Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 3-2-1 mug cake)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 0g0%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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