Foodie Blog Roll 2

Friday, March 30, 2012

3-2-1 Microwave Carrot Cake


Today I have something SO easy for you! It's cake, made in the microwave!

3-2-1 Microwave Carrot Cake

This recipe is GREAT if you just want an individual piece of cake and you don't want the rest of a whole cake tempting you. That's where I get into trouble, especially if it's carrot cake! 


I have seen this idea all over the internet so I'm not sure who to credit, but Duncan Hines does have it on their website. For this recipe, I used carrot cake, but you can use your favorite kind of cake box mix. {I have read that lemon does not turn out very well though.} I have also heard this called "mug cake" because you can heat it up in a mug. Fun! I just used a little jar. 

All you need for this recipe is a box of angle food cake, a box of your favorite cake, water, and a jar or mug. 
Are you still wondering why it's called 3-2-1 cake? Well, that's because for the recipe you use 3 tablespoons of cake mix, 2 tablespoons of water, and you microwave it for 1 minute. Then just decorate to your liking! 


3-2-1 Microwave Carrot Cake
    makes 1 cake
Carrot cake box mix
Angel food cake box mix
2 T Water
Jar or Mug

In a large ziplock bag, mix together the two cake mixes really well. Scoop 3 tablespoons of the cake mixture into a jar or mug, add in 2 tablespoons of water and stir to combine. Microwave it for 1 minute. Take out and let cool for a few minutes. Eat plain or decorate to your liking. I used cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. 

As far as the texture of the cake, it is a little spongy like angel food cake, but if you're totally having a cake craving, this will fix it. And the flavor is still great! Just a word of caution though, if you don't like angel food cake, you probably won't like this. I really like carrot cake and angel food cake, so this is a great treat for me! This would also be something fun to do with kids because they can help in the kitchen! The other great thing about this recipe is that there is no fat from the oil or the eggs because you skip them! I did of course have to put frosting on mine though. Can you ever forgive me? :)

13 comments:

  1. wonderful idea! and, yes, i pinned it and credited you :) my husband is diabetic and he craves carrot cake on a semi-regular basis. we hardly ever get it, though, because he's prone to eat an entire cake! or cake-half, whichever we buy. not anymore :) thank you!

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  2. This is very creative! I am sitting her wondering about how amazing this mix would taste, especially since I like both types of cake. No fat or oil and not a lot of ingredients. I say that is enough to get me interested-yum! Have a great weekend!

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  3. i've tried it with devil's food cake and love it! can't wait to try it with carrot! :)

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  4. This is so awesome! I love carrot cake, and now I can have some in a matter of minutes!

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  5. This looks like a perfect recipe for sweet-seeking students! I wish I knew about this technique when I had nothing but a toaster and a microwave to keep me in warm food :)

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  6. Lovely idea for a quick dessert!

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  7. um, I love carrot cake AND angel food cake too! And I LOVE cakes in jars. okay, cake in general. But these are fantastic and so easy! gotta try!

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  8. I tried a microwave cake once and it failed, lol. But, yours looks great and I love carrot cake!

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  9. What a fabulous idea. I've tried the quick chocolate cake every now and then but carrot cake has to be tried I say. Bookmarked. :)

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  10. I used the weight watcher receipe using diet coke reslly good

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  11. I am impressed!!!PINNED! Would love to have you share this at What to do Weekends Party also. Following. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-10.html

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  12. I've featured your Easy Carrot Cups... love 'em. Linda

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