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3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake Recipe


Easiest Microwave Mug Cake by Hip2Save.com

Make a cake in the microwave in just one minute and using just three ingredients! If you’re craving a small and quick treat, you are gonna love this brilliant 3-2-1 method for making a yummy mug cake.

3-2-1 Microwave Cake

First, grab a box of Angel Food cake mix and combine it with any other flavor of boxed cake mix. If you plan to make these cakes often, consider pouring both cake mixes in a gallon storage bag/mason jar, mix thoroughly, and store in jar or bag to have on hand.

To make mug cake: Mix together 3 Tablespoons of cake mix mixture with 2 Tablespoons of water and microwave in a mug or ramekin for 1 minute. Top with fruit, whipped cream, sprinkles or whatever topping you desire. Enjoy! 🙂
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Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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  1. Adrianne Blanas

    I LOVE being able to do this at work! Great treat to have and to share with your friends.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Awesome! My 10 year old has a teacher that uses this in class as an inventive for good behavior/special occasion treat 🙂 it works lol

  2. Nikki

    Super easy! You can even add a sprinkle of protein powder and feed to your kids!

    • Heather C

      Great idea too!!

  3. Sara

    Omg just made this SO GOOD and easy!!

  4. Sarah

    Love these for a little treat and so do my girls! My 11 year old daughter calls them kaola babies….if a kaola and a cloud had a baby this is what you would end up with. 🙂

    • harlow

      Awe how cute koala babies😃 lol, thanks collin awesome idea😃

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Ha that is so cute!

  5. Amber

    I am in love with this! So simple and now I can make individual cups for the family instead of us eating an entire pan of brownies….which we have done haha!

  6. Lisa

    Should u spray the mug with cooking spray or does it matter?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s a great idea!

  7. Kb

    We add marshmallow fluff on top 😍

  8. Luna

    Awesome will try out!! Thanks for sharing

  9. Jaci

    How would you do it for brownie mix?

    • Shazi

      I would like to know too

      • 😆

        Me too I also wonder if u have to have the Angel food cake and regular cake I just have the regular cake on hand and wanted to try it out…

        • Paula @ The Tween & Me

          We do it all the time with just regular cake mix and water. Same measurements. We mix in a teaspoon of frosting after it’s cooked. YUMMMMM!

          We’ve done it with lots of different cake mixes and loved all of them. Have fun!!

          • Sarah

            Ok thanks!!!

          • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

            Oh wow – thanks for sharing!

    • Stacey

      I have a few boxes of brownie mix that I got on sale and never finished using up because I’m rarely in the mood to make a whole pan of brownies. I thought I’d give this a whirl, but didn’t really expect much. 3T brownie mix, 2T water and 1 minute in the microwave later, it actually worked! I had a tasty little brownie treat! (Followed by another one after that! They’re good!). Thanks! Now I will actually use up my old brownie mixes and have a tasty little chocolate fix whenever I need!

  10. Anita Adkison

    What ounce/size ramekins work well for this recipe? I don’t want to have overflow issues. 😉

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I have 7ounce sized but you can use a small bowl or mug as well.

  11. Jennifer

    So good for when you want something sweet but don’t need to make something big. Thanks Lina!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Agree! Thanks Jennifer 🙂

  12. jessica

    I saw this on a show a few weeks ago, I believe it was right this minute, they put some ice cream in a mug and added some flour, put in microwave and out came a chocolate cake lol

  13. Mia

    Love making this with carrot cake,so yummy

  14. Lyndie

    How long is the mix good for after opening?

  15. Aysha

    Today my sweet little 17 month old asked me for cake…she’s got many allergies including egg and dairy so we stay away from cakes…she has never had cake or pancake or any of that sort of baked food unfortunately. Anyhow, today I found a recipe that calls for cake mix and a can of soda. We had Betty crocker cake mix which is dairy free, and combined with one can of Sierra mist. Cooked into cupcakes and baked for 15 minutes. She loved it ! Egg dairy nut corn etc free!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh I’ve heard of that! Very cool 🙂

    • Just Me

      You could make the “depression cake” also. It’s flour, cocoa ( they other than chocolate versions) , oil, water, little vinegar , vanilla extract and water. The batter is so good!
      Think it was posted here if not google it. There’s another name for it but I don’t remember. Crazy cake ?

    • Ashley

      Check the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix too! I was out of eggs once and had put in the oil and water already when I discovered I had no eggs. So I was like whatever, I’m just going to bake them anyway. And they were awesome!! With no eggs at all :). Not sure if it’s dairy free too. But worth a look!

  16. Kathy

    Saw this some time back. We made some with strawberry and would put fresh berries on it. Also lemon and even spice cake. We just used regular cake mix with the angle food , like the ones we all got in great deal at Target over the past few weeks.

    Can also use cake mix 1 tub cool whip and 1 egg. Mix together drop by spoonful on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees till light brown. Makes the best soft cookies.

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