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.
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living
For the Cake Mix
1box(16 ounces) angel food cake mix (the 1-step kind that only needs water)
1box(15.25) cake mix (any flavor)
For the Mug Cake
3tablespoons3-2-1 cake mix
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).
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.