Make a master mix with two ingredients , then enjoy an easy “low-calorie” chocolate angel food mug cake any time you want, cooked for only ONE MINUTE in a microwave!
If you’re trying to lose weight or cut calories, but enjoy dessert… you’ll enjoy this recipe for Chocolate Angel Food Mug Cake, made in a microwave in 1 MINUTE! You’ll feel like you’re “cheating”, but with the cake being only 80 calories, it’s a fast, tasty option to curb a sweet tooth!
My sister Joni told me about the Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Cake. She heard about it, tried it, and then told me about it. So I just HAD to make this chocolate angel food mug cake, too!
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Why This Dessert Is Also Called A 3-2-1 Cake
The numbers 3-2-1 refer to the easy way to remember the recipe for each individual mug cake. 3 Tablespoons mix- 2 Tablespoons water- 1 minute in the microwave! Get it? It is one of the EASIEST ways to quickly satisfy a sweet tooth “attack”, without going overboard!!
The “mix” is made by simply combining dry cake mix with angel food cake mix (the kind that only has you add water). Both dry cake mixes are whisked together until well blended, with no lumps. Store the mix in an airtight, sealed container, then you can use it as needed.
The recipe makes enough for 46 mug cakes, so there will be plenty! I used 2 quart sized canning jars to store the cake mixture, and taped instructions to each jar for future use.
I used Devil’s Food cake mix to make my mug cake chocolate flavored, but you can substitute any flavor mix for the Devil’s Food. You can also add 2-3 teaspoons mix-ins like finely chopped nuts or dried fruit, or mini chocolate chips for additional flavor, if you want.
**Please note that adding these additional ingredients will raise the caloric value!! The cake by itself with no additional filling or topping equals 80 calories per serving, AND if you follow WW, the point value is 2 Points Plus, or 3 Smart Points.**
Okay, I Made The Mix. How Do I MAKE The Chocolate Mug Cake?
Once you’ve made the Master Mix, when the craving for something a little sweet mug cake hits, make the cake. For one single chocolate mug cake, place 3 Tablespoons mix into a straight sided microwave safe mug.
Add 2 Tablespoons water, and mix well with a spoon or fork until mixture is smooth.
Microwave for 1 minute on HIGH power. Remove mug from microwave; let it sit and cool down a little bit. It will come out looking like this…
It can be eaten straight from the mug, OR you can run a butter knife around edges and gently remove the cake from the mug onto a plate.
Serve the mug cake plain for least amount of calories (80), or top it with frosting, ice cream, fruit, powdered sugar, frozen yogurt, and/or chocolate syrup.
Now can you see why it is commonly called a 3-2-1 Mug Cake? THREE tablespoons of prepared mix, TWO tablespoons of water, and ONE minute in the microwave!!! It’s a perfect mix to keep on hand, so when the urge for dessert hits you can satisfy your craving with a slightly “healthier” solution!
Sure hope you will make this mug cake mix and will enjoy having it on hand in your kitchen for those “gotta have something sweet now” emergencies… ha ha!
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Recipe Source: https://simple-nourished-living.com/weight-watchers-3-2-1-microwave-mug-cake/
- 1 box (15.25 - 18.25 ounces) Devil's Food cake mix
- 1 box (16 ounces) Angel Food cake mix (the type that only needs water-one step)
- 3 Tablespoons of the combined dry cake mix
- 2 Tablespoons water
- Whisk both dry cake mixes together until well blended, with no lumps. Store in an airtight, sealed container. I used canning jars to store the cake mixture, and taped instructions to jar.
- When ready to make one mug cake, place 3 Tablespoons mix into a straight sided microwave safe mug. Add 2 Tablespoons water, and mix well until mixture is smooth.
- Microwave for 1 minute on HIGH power. Remove mug from microwave; let it sit and cool down a little bit. It will be ready to eat straight from the mug, OR you can run a butter knife around edges and gently remove the cake from the mug onto a plate. Serve the cake plain for least amount of calories (80), or you can garnish cake with frosting, ice cream or frozen yogurt, fruit, powdered sugar (sifted) and/or chocolate syrup.
TIP# 1 - You can substitute any flavor cake mix for the Devil's Food.
TIP # 2 - May also add 2-3 teaspoons additional mix-ins like finely chopped nuts or dried fruit, or mini chocolate chips for additional flavor. Please note that adding these additional ingredients will raise the caloric value.
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