3-2-1 Cake in a Mug | Kid Friendly Things To Do

This recipe for 3-2-1 Cake in a Mug is a fun way to get the kids involved in cooking. Easy to make and readily available anytime that you have a sweet tooth. This recipe for Mug Cake is the perfect single-serving dessert that you can enjoy without the guilt of overindulging. 

3,2,1 Mug Cake Recipe

3-2-1 Mug Cake Recipe

3-2-1 Cake in a Mug Recipe

This is the coolest idea, you guys. I was researching Valentine Cake Mixes to give as gifts and came across the 3,2,1, Cake. I just had to try the recipe.


3-2-1 Cake in a Mug Recipe

The idea behind this cake is a weight watchers strategy. The cake makes one individual serving, so you can enjoy the flavor of a cake without overindulging.

Why is Mug Cake called 3-2-1 Cake?

The 3-2-1 cake gets its’ name from the 3 Tbsp. of the cake mix, combined with 2 Tbsp. of water, and finally microwaved for 1 minute – 3-2-1.

Tips and Tricks for this 3-2-1 Mug Cake Recipe…

  • Mix Angel Food Cake with any flavor cake  mix you like equally
  • One small serving is 3 Tbsp. of the mixture to 2 Tbsp. of water
  • You can double the mixture for a larger serving
  • Only use a microwavable proof mug
  • The mixture can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container or zip tight bag for several weeks

Are you ready to make your Cake? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake
  • 1 box of any other box of cake mix
  • water
  • microwave proof mug

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3 – 2 – 1 Cake

Delicious 3-2-1 Cake in a Mug. Easy to make and so much fun.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x


  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake
  • 1 box of any other box of cake mix
  • water


  • large bowl
  • microwave proof mug



  • In a large bowl, mix the entire box of  Angel Food Cake and another cake mix together
  • When you are ready – use a microwavable mug
  • Into your mug…Add 3 Tblsp. of your Mixture
  • 2 Tblsp. water
  • Stir well
  • Microwave for 1 minute


Store mixture in a zip tight bag or airtight container at room temperature for up to several weeks


~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com


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  1. Susan - ofeverymoment

    How fun! Great last minute dessert idea! This caught my eye at the #ThursdayFavoriteThings Hop. Do you know how long this mix keeps? I assume you store it at room temp in a sealed container?

    1. Melissa

      Thanks for clicking through! Isn’t it fun?! That’s a great question, and I’ll have to update the post to explain that. Thank you. Yes, you are correct in assuming you store the unused mix in an air tight sealed container – at room temp. The expiration of the dry 3,2,1 mix should mirror the packages (angel food cake mix, and the other cake mix you choose) expiration dates. The shelf life will vary. Most box mixes have at least a few months of shelf life before their expiration dates – that’s a long time to have the mix on hand. 🙂