3-2-1 Cake

3-2-1 Cake | An old weight watchers recipe for a simple microwave cake that is done in a minute and low in calories!

This is an old weight watchers recipe that I adore. With minimal measuring and mixing, you can actually make your own minute mug cake mix that only needs water and a minute in the microwave to cook into a fluffy, single serving of cake!

My daughter is a huge fan of cupcakes– I am not. I mean, I post my fair share of them here, because really I do like cupcakes. But honestly, I think they’re a hassle to make. And then you have like 2 dozen leftovers. So we make this cake a lot in place of cupcakes whenever my daughter has a craving (which is often)!

She loves that she gets to decorate it, and I love that there is only one :)

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3-2-1 Cake | An old weight watchers recipe for a simple microwave cake that is done in a minute and low in calories!

Also nice? It’s pretty low in calories (about 100 calories for the cake, about 200 if you add store-bought frosting like I do).

And, on a side note, it can also be made dairy free if you use Duncan Hines cake mix and Pillsbury frosting! Who’da thunk?

3-2-1 Cake | An old weight watchers recipe for a simple microwave cake that is done in a minute and low in calories!

You’ll need two simple ingredients to make your mix: 1 box of angel food cake mix and one box of any other flavor cake mix. Simply mix those two together in a big bowl.

And then, it’s 3-2-1 time!

Mix three tablespoons of your mix with two tablespoons of water, and microwave for one minute. Voila! Cake :)

I’ve been making them in little 1-cup pyrex bowls, but you can make them in any small microwave-safe bowl. You need at least a cup’s worth of room to allow for expanding.

3-2-1 Cake | An old weight watchers recipe for a simple microwave cake that is done in a minute and low in calories!

Add frosting or whipped cream if you want, and then dig in with a spoon and enjoy!

3-2-1 Cake

This no-fuss minute microwave cake is perfect for those days when you just need a piece of cake but don't want to make an entire recipe! This yields a perfectly portioned single serving cake, using just one dish and in only one minute. Use any flavor cake you want and pair it with your favorite toppings! Plus, it comes in at just about 100 calories. Win-win.

Ingredients:

1 Angel Food Cake mix (about 15 ounces)

1 other cake mix (about 15 ounces)

Optional:

store-bought frosting, sprinkles, other toppings

Directions:

Mix together the cake mixes. Store the mix in an airtight container.

To make the cake:

Mix together 3 tablespoons of mix with 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave* in a small, microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Serve immediately.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.