3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake

3-2-1 Mug Cake

This mug cake is dangerous.  Sweet, warm cake ready in just a minute – any time you want it.  It’s low cal (clocking in at about 80 calories) so you don’t have to feel too guilty about indulging , which just makes it even better.  And I don’t feel so bad about drizzling a little warm caramel sauce on top either.  Or chocolate chips.  Or whipped cream. Or ice cream.  Or sweetened condensed milk… oh man, now that sounds good.  I have a secret love affair with sweetened condensed milk.

3-2-1 Mug Cake

You only need 2 ingredients.  1 box of angel food cake mix & one box of the flavor of your choice.  I chose devil’s food cake mix as my second because it has chocolate… chocolate & I go way back.   The other box has to be angel food cake mix, or this recipe won’t work.

Simply combine the 2 cake mixes together.  I put mine in a gallon sized ziploc bag, & give it a good shake – and that’s where I store it at too.

3-2-1 Cake

To make each mug cake, stir together 3 tablespoons of mix with 2 tablespoons water using a fork.

3-2-1 Mug Cake

Microwave for 1 minute.  And, that’s it.

3-2-1 Mug Cake


Eat as is – or top with whatever toppings you choose.  (note from the Mrs: sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, & whipped cream.  You know you wanna)

3-2-1 Mug Cake

3-2-1 Mug Cake

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  • Lolo

    Q: wouldn’t the silver trim on your tea cup spark/burn in the microwave? That used to happen to me years ago when I’d forget and I ruined several gold-trimmed teacups this way. Maybe microwaves have changed over the years and this no longer happens?

  • Sarah Raddatz

    This simple cake idea ended up being delicious! I picked out the same flavor you did- chocolate! I did have a question…did you use the egg white mix from the angel food cake mix? I didn’t …now I don’t know what to use it for. I don’t want to throw it out. Any ideas? I don’t want to bake an angel food cake.

    • I actually added the egg white mix into the mix as well 🙂 I’m so glad you liked the mug cake though!!

  • Angeleah

    Hey, I am trying to figure out how this is 80 cals? According to My fitness pal, The angel food cake mix is 3 cups dry mix( 48 TBSP, 1,680 cals in total) so that = 35 cal pr TBSP and there is 1.5 so that = 52.5. The devils food is 1800 per box and about the same size(from what my fitness pal says) that makes 1800/48TBSp = 37.5 * 1.5 = 56.2.

    56.2 + 52.5 = 108 cals.
    1box angel food (1,680) + 1 box devils food(1,800) 3480/ 96 TBSP = 36.2 + 3TBS per cake = 108.75

    If you think something is wrong(maybe my fitness pal is off on the mix size, I will stop at Aldi to verify), please let me know. If not, be aware off the extra 28 cal per serving if you are counting!! – Or make a mini mug cake at half size!!

    • angeleah

      Also…. tasted great.

  • Victoria

    I just used a box of fat free Angel Food and a box of reduced sugar Devil’s Food (50% less sugar) and it tasted great! After the cake was done I added a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips on top and let them melt.

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  • momanita

    how many mugs would this fill (for gifts) ?

    • This recipe fills one mug per batch!

  • Tom

    I have been making this cake for a couple years now. It is very quick and delicious.
    I use the Angel Food cake and what ever other I have on hand.
    I also add about a tsp of cinnamon to the mix. just adds a little more to the taste.
    Great snack!

  • Tom

    Also I will often double it….6-4-2
    Works great!

  • yan

    Why does it have to be a mix of 2 cakes? Won’t the devil’s food work alone? Or is it a matter of taste? Looking forward to try it out!

    • Sadly it doesn’t work without the angel food cake mix – but I’m not sure of the science behind it. You can switch out the other cake mix with any flavor though to custom make different microwave cakes.

  • C L

    I’ve been known to mix brownie mix & coffee together for my mug cakes. Can you say instant (okay… a couple of minutes) gratification?! Yumm!

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