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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday - A recipe for Valentine's Day



This is perfect for those of us with just one or two in the house these days, hate to make a huge cake. This way you can make 1,2,3,or as many as you need.

3, 2, 1 CAKE

These individual little cakes are amazing and ready to eat in one minute! They are perfect for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat and calories that cake can have. Genius idea!

INGREDIENTS:
1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor
2 Tbsp Water
Makes 1 serving.

DIRECTIONS:

In a ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together and mix well. For each individual cake serving, take out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have
your own instant individual little cake!

KEEP remaining cake mixture stored in the Ziploc bag and use whenever you feel like a treat!

You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.

Helpful Tips:

This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need to remember is "3 tablespoons mix, 2 tablespoons water, 1 minute in the microwave!"

TRY various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc. Just remember that one of the mixes has to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice.
The flavor possibilities are endless!

The best thing is, you open both cake mixes into a gallon storage bag, one that 'zip locks' or 'self-seals', or a container that seals tightly, shake the two cake mixes to blend and then make the recipe. Storage of mix is simple, put it on a shelf. No need to refrigerate, since the mix is dry.

Always remember, that one of the cake mixes MUST be Angel Food. The other can be any flavor.

The Angel Food is the cake mix that has the eggs whites in it. So, if, anyone is allergic to egg whites, you can NOT serve this recipe.

Now someone sent me this recipe - and I have forgotten who. If you did - let me know and I will give you credit. I'm sorry.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - kind of goes with the new quote for the week. You have to be honest and committed.



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47 comments:

Sandra said...

i love that last quote and it is so true. the cake looks delish to me

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I usually make my cakes from scratch because they're easy to do and don't have all the additives that box mixes have, but I'd make an exception for this! Wish I had the mixes, I'd try this today!
Great quote, Sandie! Have a great day, it's snowing here right now.

Shelly said...

This is a terrific idea- thanks for sharing!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Going by the store today for this! We may have little cakes tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing!

Clint said...

Looks quite tasty! Hope you're havin' a great day!

Maple Lane said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe - looks wonderful to me!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

It is a genius idea! We don't eat desert much any more but this might be worth trying (as long as I didn't get tempted to microwave the whole thing one bite after another ;>)

Remington said...

That is so cool! Great idea -- then Beth and I wouldn't have to eat the whole cake all at once....ha ha!

Rae said...

Thanks for a really great idea. It's just my hubby and me, so a big cake is too much. This will be perfect.

Munir said...

thanks for the recipe. Love the quote. Happy Valentine's day!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Cake looks delicious
but I am trying to be good
and avoid it.

If I made that cake I would eat it all myself!!!


Love the quote Sandie.


x Fiona

Cheri said...

Now that looks like a recipe that would be wonderful for me and the mister since it is only the two of us now. Thanks, Sandie.

Shug said...

I just received this recipe from a close friend of mine..Haven't tried it yet, but definitely will be doing so! with just Sam and I at home, this is going to be the perfect cake..
Have yourself a blast of a day...
shug

Linda @ A La Carte said...

My Mom told me about this and she loves it! She lives alone so can just make up a little cake when she wants. She told me she put a candy kiss in the center of one and had a yummy melted center. hugs, Linda

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well isn't that easy!

SweetMarie said...

Great idea! Love the quote...so true!
Have a great week Sandie!

Jill said...

What a great, handy idea!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Cake is one of my weaknesses ... this way I can have a bit of sweetness, without the temptation of a whole cake sitting in the house. Thanks SO much for sharing that!

Love the quote, too.

Eva Ason said...

That cake looks very tasty ^_^ and seems easy to make too. Thank you very much for that. I love the quote at the end. Have a lovely day!

Eva

Susan said...

The cake recipe sounds good, Sandie. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you have a terrific day. Susan

Lynn said...

I love a good easy recipe - I'm so trying that.

Debbie said...

Sandie, I love this idea! I think it would be a wonderful gift idea in a pretty bag to someone who lives alone or just a couple so they can enjoy a treat whenever they want.

Wouldn't it also be great to make several kinds and divvy it up among friends? This is really a great idea.

Gloria Hood said...

I am soooooo going to do this!! Thank you!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Wouldn't kids have fun coming home from school and making a little snack cake? I've never heard of this one before.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's a great idea! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Linda O'Connell said...

My husband will love that cake. Have to do it. Thanks Sandie.

Sweet Tea said...

I'm home now. If you could run that cake on over I'd be most appreciative!

Katie Dodge said...

Sounds fabulous! ANd I love your quote. :)

ruthie said...

I'd love to follow you! I see we have a common theme - rose-colored glasses! Kindred spirits, I say!

AudreyO said...

As I read this, I'm thinking of my ramekin dishes and how cute a dessert this would be :)

Flora said...

What a great idea...thanks for the recipe!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love this idea! Going to use it! Wrote about your chicken recipe that I loved today! Hope you had a great day.

Ann said...

OK, I'm buying cake mix when I go to work tomorrow. I've got to try this.

DeanO said...

Sandie, isn't that what Mother always said? "Actions speak louder then words..

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Um, um good. I noticed that it calls for angel (Cupid) food cake. How perfect!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh you know I have to do this. I need a little cheat treat!

Mevely317 said...

I’d like to include this in our company’s newsletter next month!
Didn’t see any mention of food coloring, but don’t suppose 2-3 drops o’green would hurt ... to commemorate St. Paddy’s Day?

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Me and my moms would like a bite of that cake- right now! It sounds so good!
love
tweedles

Belle said...

Those are just the cutest little cakes. I'm afraid my hubby would laugh if I served him only one. He would have to eat 8 of them at least!

Catherine said...

Oh yummy yum yum! That is a wonderful cake recipe!
Love the quote!
xo Catherine

Grandma Bonnie said...

Perfect cake for those of us on a diet. Just one serving. Thank you for this recipe. I am sharing it with my daughter.

Diana Joy said...

Oh, I'll have to try this recipe. appears to be simple and yummy. thanks.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That quote is so very true!!

Love this recipe and how easy it is to remember with the 3-2-1! Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day, Sandie! {{hugs}} tanna

Granny Annie said...

If I can get to the store today I'm making some of those cakes!

silverthoughts2 said...

I'll have to keep this recipe in mind, even though generally, I don't like using mixes.

Janie said...

Your wisdom for Valentines Day had be chuckling…
Today is my 44th wedding anniversary.
Valentines day is not the same these days.
It use to be so simple.

BTW: of all the people commenting on the poor hairless cat, I chose you to be the one that would care for a poor cat such as this one. I don't know why either. I thought you were a dog lover first. These cats are so fragile, I am glad we have one WITH fur. I will be posting many more cats when I get in gear.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Now, that looks yummy!