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Holding Out On Me, Are you??? Like 1-2-3!!! 
Apr. 7, 2013 4:03 pm 
Updated: Apr. 14, 2013 4:29 pm
I saw mention of a life altering food invention somewhere just a day or two ago. Does anyone remember when a couple of months before the Segway was introduced to the market, it was called the most impactful invention since the wheel? Most of us didn't even know what they were talking about because the product hadn't been shown to the public yet. Then it was introduced, a bunch of well intentioned people parted with far more money than they should have, incidentally proving P.T. Barnum right. Well, this is on that order, but without the expense or disappointment.

I am talking about 1-2-3 Cake! Why didn't any of you tell me about this? Some of you must have known! Perhaps many more of you don't know about this wonderful, life enhancing dessert. Here's how you make it:

Take an Angel Food cake mix and dump it into a container that has a tight fitting lid. Also dump in another cake mix of your choosing. It can be any flavor. I used Devil's Food just to be a wise guy. After mixing the two cake mixes together very well, take three tablespoons of the mix and put it in a coffee mug (not a cup). Add two tablespoons of cold tap water and mix. At this point you could add other things like chopped walnuts, raisins or chocolate chips. Then microwave on high for one minute. When it comes out, it doesn't look done. It jiggles as though it were a pudding. But it is done! It is a bit spongy in texture, but it is good. It is also quick and around 80 calories if you didn't add nuts or chocolate chips to it. Store the rest of the mix with the lid snapped in place. It is ready for instant gratification!

I don't know about you, but I consider this to be far more life impacting than the Segway was!
Apr. 7, 2013 5:32 pm
So Doc I am not a baker and you have left me hanging? What do I do after I microwave?
Apr. 7, 2013 6:12 pm
Well... If you want to burn your mouth, you eat it. Or you can wait a minute or two to let it cool. I went the burn the mouth rout because I couldn't wait!
Apr. 7, 2013 6:12 pm
It's a mug o' cake!
Apr. 7, 2013 6:37 pm
I generally avoid cake mixes, but I have seen recipes for similar cakes from scratch and they only take about 5 minutes. I would be in big trouble with a whole batch ready to go - I have zero will power. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/5-Minute-Microwave-Nutella-Cake/Detail.aspx
Apr. 7, 2013 6:59 pm
Ok. That one looks amazing, but it has about 4 times the calories! Still, it might be better to have the Nutella cake once a week rather than the cake mix cakes 4 - 5 times a week! Thanks for the recipe. My family will give it a go!
Apr. 8, 2013 4:53 am
Okay after reading the blog again I get it. Just a little blonde at times. I think I will wait rather then take the burn your mouth route.
Apr. 8, 2013 7:58 am
Doc, I have done this with a gluten free version (the recipe escapes me right now) and it was a nice fix for someone who hadn't had cake in forever!! not sure it rates as high up there as a segway though- you cant go speeding around a mall on a mug o'cake!
Apr. 8, 2013 8:11 am
This reminds me of the soda cakes I have seen and tried with cake mix, diet soda and a bundt pan. Thanks for idea.
Apr. 8, 2013 11:06 am
If you find the gluten free version, would you mind posting it here? I'm not gluten intolerant, but my wife thinks I am. Call it appeasement of she who must be obeyed!
Apr. 8, 2013 11:06 am
Doug, is that soda cake recipe in your recipe box?
Apr. 8, 2013 2:13 pm
Doc-soda cake recipe: 1 18.25 oz moist style cake mix, 1 12 oz soda or diet soda. Whisk together in large bowl. Pour in prepared baking pan. Cook at 350F till knife inserted comes out clean. Refer to cake mix box for pan size and approx. baking time. Haven't tried it myself but my niece made it with diet soda and said it was pretty good.
Apr. 8, 2013 3:03 pm
Has anyone noticed that cake mixes are no longer 18.25 they are 15. something. Someone said store brands are still 18
Apr. 8, 2013 6:36 pm
DS: Gosh, the last thing I need is a dessert that can be made within two minutes!
Apr. 8, 2013 7:34 pm
Thanks Mary Ellen! I'm wondering if I can use an Apple Spice cake mix with 12 oz. of ginger all, or birch beer. I think that might taste good.
Apr. 8, 2013 7:36 pm
I haven't noticed Joey Joan. And bikerfamily, I am sorry for doing that to you. I've had a couple of servings of the 123 cake now, and I've decided that the flavor needs help. Good concept though.
Apr. 9, 2013 7:07 am
Good morning Doc - Mary Ellen nailed it - 2 ingredients - we have done Lemon Cake with Diet Orange and Chocolate Cake with Caffeine Free Diet Coke. Both worked well.
Apr. 14, 2013 9:54 am
Duncan Hines is still 18.25 ounces. I just bought a box of the spice cake.
Apr. 14, 2013 2:54 pm
I really can't thank you for this because the LAST thing I need to know is how to make "instant" cake. Bad Doc, Bad!>Swatting at you with a fly swatter!
Apr. 14, 2013 4:29 pm
Okay, well, my finance (who cooks well enough to take care of himself but has a limited repetoire of dishes)told me about this and I did a kind of 'oh, that's interesting, be sure you read the ingredients on those cake mixes'. And here it is, the real deal!!
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