3, 2, 1 Magic Mug Cake Mix Easy DIY Gift Idea #cake #recipe #giftidea

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3 2 1 magic mug cake collageThis is such an easy “recipe” (if you could even call it that) that you might not even believe that it actually works.  It’s called 3, 2, 1 Cakes or 3, 2, 1 Magic Mug Cakes as I call them.  I’ve seen it posted in several places but the first place I saw it was on The Hidden Pantry.  It’s called 3, 2, 1 Magic Mug Cake for obvious reasons.  To make a 3, 2, 1 cake you combine a whole box of angel food cake mix with a whole box of any other flavor cake mix in a gallon baggie.  That’s the basic mix.  Then to prepare the cake here’s the recipe.
In a mug combine-
3 Tablespoon of cake mix
2 Tablespoons of water
Mix until well blended
Microwave for 1 minute
Viola!  It’s that easy!  Each service makes a little mug cake for one.
You can top it any way you like.  Put some chocolate chips on top as soon as it comes out of the microwave and after a few minutes they will be melted and you can spread it over the top.  Or top with whipped cream, frosting, sprinkles, fruit, or anything else you like.

3 2 1 Magic Mug CakeI took the 3, 2, 1 Magic Mug Cakes to a new level with this gift idea.  We made a mug for Father’s Day but this would make a great gift idea for teacher appreciation, end of the year, Mother’s Day, thank you, and just about any other occasion.  We decorated a mug but you can purchase any mug you like for the gift.  Then mix up a batch of 3, 2, 1, Magic Mug Cake mix and put it into a plastic baggie or cellophane bag as shown above.  I then put that cellophane bag into another cellophane bag because the first one gets some cake mix towards the top and it looked a little too powdery.  I just twisted the top of the first bag and pushed it down inside the second bag.  (see picture)  Tie with ribbon, add directions like in my poem above, and add a measuring spoon to make it easy for the gift recipient.  You can even add a small water bottle with it to really make it easy.   Feel free to add a baggie of various toppings like chocolate chips, candies, sprinkles, etc.  The gift recipient will thank you for it!

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  1. Do you think this would work with sugar free cake mix?