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3,2,1 Cake

A friend recently sent me this recipe for 3,2,1 Cake. It sounds strange, I know, but it’s a very easy way to make a quick and tasty dessert for one or two people with minimal fuss. I made this for dessert tonight and I know you’ll like and appreciate this as much as hubby and I do!

  1. First, buy an angel food cake mix and any other flavor cake mix (I chose Devil’s Food).
  2. Pour the dry mixes into a large plastic storage bag.
  3. Seal the bag tightly, then massage the mixes so that they completely combine within the bag.
  4. Now you’re ready to make dessert!

3,2,1 Cake

Recipe makes 1 serving
 
3 tablespoons of combined cake mixes
2 tablespoons of water

Place 3 tablespoons of the combined cake mixes in a small microwaveable bowl or ramekin. Mix in the 2 tablespoons of water, stirring until well combined.

Microwave it on high for 1 minute.

Take care when removing the dish from the microwave as it will be hot! Let it cool a bit and eat it just as it is or top it with whipped cream, whipped topping or some frosting.

Enjoy!

You can also find a printable version of this recipe here.

Diet Soda Cake

FRUGAL FRIDAY

Today’s Frugal Friday offering is probably the easiest recipe I have ever used to make the most delicious and moist cake ever. My daughter told me about it a few years back and I admit I was skeptical. But you absolutely need to make this to see what I mean by moist.

It takes two—yes, only two—ingredients. And without anything more said, here it is!

DIET SODA CAKE

1 package of cake mix, any flavor

1 12-ounce can of diet soda, any flavor

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the dry cake mix with the can of diet soda. You can use a mixer but I simply use a wire whisk.
  3. Pour batter into a 9″ x 13″ pan.
  4. Bake at 350° according to the cake mix package directions.
  5. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting options:

  • If serving right after it is completely cooled, frost entire cake with whipped topping.
  • Frost each individual slice with a large dollop of whipped topping.
  • Dust the entire cake with confectioners’ sugar.
  • Frost this cake with canned frosting or homemade frosting of your choice.

Notes:

  1. Do NOT include the eggs, oil and water indicated on the cake mix box. Only add the diet soda to the dry mix. Period.
  2. There are so many flavor combinations you can make. When I make a light cake such as white, yellow or spice, I add a can of Diet Sprite or Diet 7-Up. I’ve made a chocolate-cherry version of this by adding a can of Diet Cherry Coke to chocolate cake
  3. This cake freezes very well. Since I make it sometimes just for Rick and me, I’ll serve it for dessert the same night I’ve made it. Then the next morning I cut the remainder into slices and place the individual slices into plastic storage containers with tightly sealing lids. Whenever the mood strikes, I pull out two slices just before dinner and place them on individual dessert plates to thaw while we’re eating our dinner. I reseal the storage container and it goes back into the freezer for next time

For a clean printable copy, click here.

Enjoy!

Mishmash Monday

It’s Monday again! And my chosen subject of the day is… well, a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Thus the title “Mishmash Monday.”

To me this means that each Monday’s post will be different depending on what’s going on with me at the time. I’ve been trying to keep to a theme each day in order to stimulate my writing thought process, but Mondays will be a whatever kind of day.

That said, today I’m simply going to share that Crazy Cake recipe I talked about yesterday. It is very easy to make and doesn’t require a mixer. The “crazy” part of it is the inclusion of vinegar and it doesn’t have any eggs or butter in it.

The original recipe was created during the depression, thus the simplicity of it and the lack of eggs and butter. FYI, I have also heard it called “Wacky Cake.”

Head on over here for the recipe!

 

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