Monday, October 15, 2012

3-2-1 Microwave Cake


 

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage is having a party with the color pink for breast cancer awareness month. 

Tea and a 3-2-1 cake is a perfect afternoon tea party treat!

 
 

Wouldn't this make a pretty gift?

I first saw this recipe on my friend Marsha's blog at thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/.  I mixed the cake mixes up in a food storage bag and  then measured individual servings out to give out as party favors.  I tried one of these cakes and they are delicious and really take care of the sweet tooth.  Wouldn't this make a great teacher, co-worker, assisted living resident or friend's gift??  I used mini snack size bags with the recipe included and they were perfect!  You could also put the mix right in a pretty mug that the person could bake the cake in and then later use for their tea or coffee.


1 box Angel Food cake mix (this is a MUST!)
1 box any flavor cake mix

In a food storage  bag, combine the two cake mixes together and mix well. For each individual cake serving, measure 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container. such as a coffee mug, ungreased.  Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have your own instant individual  3-2-1 cake!
Keep remaining cake mixture stored in the food storage bag and use whenever you feel like a treat! You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.
 
I made a simple powdered sugar glaze  to ice mine.  I'm telling you, this cake is a fabulous treat!!
 
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31 comments:

  1. Wow, it. can't get any easier Kitty. These would make nice table gifts in a mug.
    Judith

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  2. This sounds great and so pretty as you have it served! Looking forward to trying your recipe!

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  3. Wow! Cake couldn't get any easier than this, Kitty! What a fabulous idea and the cake mixes in a mug would make the cutest gift. You have the best recipes! Thank you so much for sharing this with my special Pink Tea today. Have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. This is such a sweet idea to give as a gift with a pretty mug!

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  5. AWWW Kitty - your festive little cake is perfect! LOVE the idea of gifting the mix in a gorgeous mug. And toping it with pink glaze is perfect too. Your photo makes it look irresistible. Thanks for linking back to my blog for the recipe. Fun fun fun!

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  6. I love this idea! What a great little gift suitable for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing.

    On the topic of the bottle light:I am so glad I saw your comment and question.I tried to email you but it was returned to me. I would have felt terrible if I never responded. Bless your hubby for trying to do this project with you. My husband used a table top drill press. You insert the drill bit in there. You can use a 5/8 to 3/4 inch diamond drill bit. The end is actually dipped in diamond dust. They are not cheap (around $30) We made the investment because I want to make more bottles and hopefully sell them on Etsy. Our press does not squirt water at the same time it drills but you can remedy this by squirting water with a spray bottle while he is drilling the glass. It cuts it very clean. Good luck with this project and have fun. I know it will tun out amazing. Please send me a picture!!!

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  7. Oh I'm going to try this for sure! What a wonderful idea for gifts at a tea party! Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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  8. What a good idea! thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  9. What a great idea! This would be so cool to give for many occasions. Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo
    Pat

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  10. I got this recipe from a friend a few months ago and it is so perfect for many things. Glad I came by today as I had not thought of little individual gifts in a cute cup for folks who I want to remember with just a little something.
    QMM

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  11. I am always grateful for the wonderful blog.
    It is a very nice idea.
    Japan is autumn now.
    It is the season that the Japanese love most.
    I'm sorry I was wrong spell.
    Ryoma Sakamoto.
    From Japan.

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  12. I wish I had seen this recipe when I was in college. The girls in my dorm used to attempt to bake cupcakes in the microwave for their friends on birthdays. One of the cake mix companies actually had a kit that you used to bake them in the microwave. I used to use it. Not only was it expensive, but it was a mess. The cake was always overdone when I made it too.

    Your way sounds a lot easier to use, way less expensive, and I bet they are more yummy too. Thanks for sharing! I bet these mixes and a pretty mug would make great gifts for Christmas this year.

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  13. What a great idea and so easy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment - I greatly appreciate it! I am now following your blog and I look forward to your future posts. I hope you are enjoying your week.

    Blessings,
    Stephanie
    www.theenchantingrose.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Kitty,
    that sounds like an ingenious idea to bake a little cake portion in the microwave. Alas I don't get that cake mixture here. But may be its a luck, because I would probably always need such a cake for my sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  15. What a great idea when the old sweet tooth needs a fix! Joni

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  16. I heard of something like this once before, but I didn't remember to save the recipe. I will pin this one for sure (if your blog allows pinning). I love the idea of this in a big way.

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  17. I can't wait to try this...what a neat idea! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  18. Hi Kitty, too cute And so easy! Love your rendition and the pink.

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  19. Hi Kitty!
    I love the idea of the little mini cakes. I'm going to try this and thank you for sharing.
    ~Clara

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  20. Hi Kitty,

    I just love that pretty mug and delicious looking individual cake! It looks quick and easy.

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  21. What a lovely surprise! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  22. So easy and so good Kitty! I will have to give this a try!!!! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  23. Wow, what a great idea! I might have to try this for gifts for my voice students at Christmas. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. I used to cook but never was one to really enjoy it. After I lost my husband, I do not do much anymore. I certainly enjoy eating what others prepare tho.

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  25. I hope you don't mind a guy is visiting today for Pink Saturday. My wife is a breast cancer survivor, so I now really appreciate pink. I hope you don't mind if I steal that little cake in the picture. I can eat cake any time of the day or night. :^)

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  26. Kitty this is a great idea! Visiting from Pink Saturday!

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  27. Hi Kitty -- this is such a cute idea!! thanks so much for sharing. I do love the decorated cup and yes what a pretty gift. Please join me if you can, I'm coming from PS and am No. 55, and help us support BCAM -- and join our giveaway and read about Posey Hope. Blessings Terri and thank you.

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  28. Hi Kitty -- Well I am sharing your idea -- and people may be dropping by to see your post too. http://morningdewdrops.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/12/cake-in-a-cup-gift.html
    Have a Merry Christmas!!

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