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3-2-1 Cakes


My Mom sent me the neatest recipe in the mail the other day. It's to make small, individual cakes and works really well for a single person, couple or small family, where a full cake would be too much.

You take one box of Anglefood cake mix and one box of any other kind of cake mix, pour them both into a ziplock bag or a container you can seal tightly, and [sign in to see URL] the mixes together. KEEP IT DRY!

To make the cake:
In a microwave safe dish, combine 3 Tblsps of cake mix, 2 Tblsps of water and microwave on high for 1 minute. [sign in to see URL] have a cake for one!!

If you use a carrot cake mix, be sure to let it set for a few minutes after adding the water (before microwaving) to allow the carrots and raisins to soften up some.

Imagine the things you could do! Add nuts just before 'baking'... or dried fruit.... I was thinking that making one with chocolate as the second mix, then 'icing' it with strawberry cream cheese!!!!

It's called a 3-2-1 cake to make it easy to remember the recipe

3 Tablespoons of mix
2 Tablespoons of water
1 minute in the microwave......

I've not yet tried this, but plan on getting some cake mixes on Monday while I'm out and about getting DH's b'day present.

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Huh? Really, just cake mix and water in the microwave for a minute?

I've never 'cooked' in the microwave, only reheated leftovers. I don't have any sense for how things actually turn out. On top of that, I've never used a cake mix before. Is is usually just the cake mix and water and then you bake in the oven? Wow, a whole new world for me!

This sounds like a science experiment waiting to happen...
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Fenyx has tried this, and it [sign in to see URL], she said the 3 Tbsp of mix and 2 Tbsp of water cooked at 1 minute tends to make the middle almost crunchy, so, she altered it a bit and tried 6 Tbsp of mix and 4 Tbsp of water for 1 minute, and said it worked really well. That ratio, she says, makes a little cake equivelant to about 1/2 to 2/3 of a normal sized cupcake. She also tried microwaving the regular recipe for a bit less than a minute and it turned out better. But, it apparently does work. I got the angel food mix and a dark chocolate mix to try for later [sign in to see URL] try topping it with some strawberry cream cheese.

She said this would be neat to keep some of the mix and a small glass ramiken in her desk at work for times when she needs/wants just a little something. Thought that was a neat idea, too. She has gone crazy playing with this [sign in to see URL] some very nice results. [sign in to see URL] you want to try it, play around with it some. You can add nuts, dried fruit, etc, too!!

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Hey, it would be great if Fenyx would post about her experiences right here.

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It would, but not sure I can get her to. All I can do is ask.

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Oh sheesh. I read the recipe to the Monarch and his reaction was: AWESOME!

That's all I need right now during the peak of my pregnancy cravings - cake in a minute! I have a feeling the midwife won't be complaining about me not gaining weight this month! emoticon
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[sign in to see URL] Texas. I've still not tried it. Seems like other things keep taking up time and I forget. I have the stuff, just not done anything with it.

[sign in to see URL] in mind that if you don't do it too awfully often, it's not even the size of a full cupcake, using the doubled [sign in to see URL], maybe you won't gain too much [sign in to see URL].

I've not yet asked Fenyx if she'll come and post about her experiences with [sign in to see URL] I can remember to, I'll ask her in an IM in Facebook.

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