Thursday, June 28, 2012

Recipe Review: 3 - 2 - 1 Cake

I have to be honest and tell you that I almost did not write a recipe review post for this week. It's been a busy week and I have not had a chance to make anything new. On top of that the weather has been in the 100's this week and I have not wanted to turn on the oven. However, I did not want to disappoint you all!!

Thankfully, this past Saturday at my Weight Watchers meeting, my members started talking about an old recipe that I had forgotten about until now. It's called a 3 - 2 - 1 cake and it is perfect for anyone who is trying to watch what they eat, but still enjoy foods that they love!! The best part is that each individual cake is only 2 pointsplus per cake!!

The ingredients

You will need 3 tablespoons of any kind of dry cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water.

Mix the ingredients together into a mircowave safe container. I used one of my favorite mugs!

Microwave for 1 minute. Please excuse my dirty microwave!!

After just one minute you've got an individual serving of cake!!

I took the 3 - 2 - 1 cake out of the mug, so that you could see what it looks like after it's cooked.

Feel free to top your cake with Fat Free whipped topping and/or fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy this fun summer treat!!

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3 - 2 - 1 Cake

Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1 cake (this does not include additional toppings)
Calories: 179.9
Fat: 4.2 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Old Points: 4 pts
Points+: 2 pts+

3 Tbsp dry cake mix (any flavor)
2 Tbsp water

For each individual cake serving, take out 3 tablespoons of the dry cake mix and combine it with 2 tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container.

Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have your own instant individual little cake.

Keep remaining cake mix stored in the ziploc 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.

Try various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc. The flavor possibilities are endless!


Anonymous said...

Do you think this would work for gluten free cake mixes?

Laura Beth said...

I recently found your blog and it has been so helpful, inspirational to me! i believe I will have to make a 3-2-1- cake today for a treat in this heat! Thanks so much!

Jennifer @ Living a Changed Life said...

Anonymous - I have not tried this with gluten free cake mixes. If you do, please let me know how it turns out!

Shawna said...

The recipe I heard for this had a box of cake mix and a box of angel food cake mix mixed together. 3 tbps of that mix, 2 tbps of water and 1 min in microwave.

Anonymous said...

I heard the same as Shawna... But it looks the same... I know what I am trying tonight... Thanks

Anonymous said...

So does it need the angel food cake for it to work?

Jennifer @ Living a Changed Life said...

Anonymous - This recipe does not need Angel Food cake to work.

Peanut Butter and Jelly said...

No it does not need the angel food cake mix but since the AFC mix has powdered egg, it makes it lighter and fluffier! I have tried it both ways but definitely prefer the AFC mix recipe! And it tastes great with AFC and red velvet!

Peanut Butter and Jelly said...

does not need AFC mix but since it has powdered egg, it makes the cake lighter and fluffier! My favorite is AFC and red velvet!

Izzy said...

That coffee mug looks like a nightmare to clean. Was it? I guess it wouldn't be too hard to line the mug with wax paper. It otherwise sounds like a fabulous idea.

Theresa Edwards said...

I make them in little ramekins. A little pam spray helps make clean up a breeze.


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