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3-2-1 Cake

Wanting a quick dessert?  This delightful 3-2-1 Mug Cake is for you!  This comes out about the size of a cupcake, a perfectly controlled portion!  Try 3-2-1 Mug Cake, you will love how easy it is.

All you have to do is to mix an ANGEL food cake mix (must be angel food) and a cake mix of your choice of flavors (I had a yellow mix) and dump them into a large ziplock together and blend the two mixes well.    

Why this mug cake?

The combined cake mixes make an instant treat, just a minute away from eating.  It's ready to go in your pantry so no extra ingredients are needed.

Why do you need an angel food cake mix?

The angel food cake mix provides the needed ingredients to make the cake rise.  I also found that if you use a reduced sugar version, you can save some carbs, too.

3-2-1 Mug Cake
Terri Steffes
Prep time
2 Min
Cook time
1 Min
Total time
3 Min

3-2-1 Mug Cake

This crazy easy mug cake satisfies your sweet tooth with just a few ingredients


  • 3 tablespoons cake mix (see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Spray a microwave-safe cup with cooking spray.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons of the cake mix into a cup.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water and mix.
  4. Microwave for one minute.


To make the cake mix, combine a cake mix of your choice (I used yellow in this recipe) plus a box of angel food cake mix. Store in a ziplock bag.

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  1. Sounds like a good thing to me. So you mix it up in the zip-loc and save it until the next time you need a fix and then make another. It might actually prevent a lot of us from roaring through a dozen cookies or eating an entire cake. I had a cake in a mug mix on my blog once and until now have promptly forgotten it. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. That sounds like a very, very good thing! LOL
    What a fun idea for a kids party too. Let them each make their own cake.

  3. Oh my! That sounds easy and delish....BUT...I'm dieting right now so I'm gonna be a good girl and TRY tto forget this. lol


  4. Oh, this IS a good thing! :) I'm going to have to send this recipe with Taylor when she goes off to college this fall!

  5. OMG YES...this is the BEST thing...specially if the cake mix you have on hand is a sugar free one! Gonna make us some super bowl cake, Terri, you are THE BOMB!!! Oh, over here from my second blog, One Cat Shy of Crazy...like I needed it...maybe I'll do a third and call it One Blog shy of crazy, lol! Now, to dig out that Angel food cake mix!

  6. Oh my ... I must try this! Isn't Pinterest great?

  7. Hi sweet friend

    I'm up early...way too early...but I'm having fun sipping on some coffee and FINALLY catching up on my blog reading.

    It's always fun to visit YOU, but here I am and you're NOT. Pooh! I hope you're not giving up on blogging! So many are only doing facebook now. I love it too, but it's just not the same to me. Please come back.



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