Cake in a Cup

Regardless of how much food I eat at lunch/dinner, I always seem to crave something sweet afterward. Lately it's been frozen Thin Mints (soooo good) but there has been a sudden dearth of Girl Scouts in my area and I'm on my last few cookies for the season. (Noooo!)

If you're like me and love a quick, no nonsense treat that takes a minute to make and isn't high in fat or calories, this little cake does the trick. My aunt told me about it a few weeks ago and it sounded so intriguing that I had to put it to the test. I think this is one of those viral Pinterest things that really is as awesome and delicious as they say.

Are you ready? Here we go.

{cake in a cup}

All you need is two boxes of cake mix - one Angel Food and one of anything else you desire (I chose fudgey chocolate) - and to remember the mnemonic "3-2-1."

Mix the two cake powders together in a large tupperware or a large ziploc bag.

3. Scoop three tablespoons of the cake mix in a microwave-safe mug.
2. Add two tablespoons of water. Mix well.
1. Microwave the mug for one minute.

Voila! Instant mini cake!

Note: if you have a hot microwave like me, you may need to adjust your heating time. I microwaved mine for 40 seconds and it turned out perfectly.

Wait a few minutes and then turn out your cake onto a plate and eat like a little cupcake, or eat it straight out of the mug. Dress with whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, etc!