Tuesday, October 18, 2016

One, Two, Three Cake

Friday's Chocolate Molten Lava Cake generated a lot of interest. Here's the very simple recipe.

The recipe is from Duncan Hines: 3 2 1 Microwave Cake and adding the chocolate candy bar came from Betty Crocker. Betty's recipe for the Chocolate Molten Lava Mug Cake used a fraction of the angel food cake mix. The Duncan Hines recipe uses a one to one ratio. One angel food cake mix and one box of another flavor.

You will need two boxes of cake mixes

1. Angel food cake (not the plain white cake mix, but specifically angel food)
2. Any other flavor your little heart desires. For the Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, I used a chocolate cake.

In a ziplock bag or a large container with lid, mix the cake mixes. You will now have enough mix to make 20 mug cakes.

To make the cake:

Generously spray a large (10 oz. or or more) mug with cooking spray

You can use the mug to do your mixing, but I've had problems with the cake sticking so I mix ingredients in a small bowl.

3 Tablespoons of the cake mix
2 Tablespoons water
 Optional Mix ins (candy, baking chocolate, nuts, raisins, fruit, jimmies, cookie bits, etc)

For the molten lava: place 3 rectangles of a chocolate candy bar on top of the batter. (Himself misunderstood and brought home a bar of semi-sweet baking chocolate. Use 2 rectangles of the semi-sweet baking chocolate as it is a lot thicker so doesn't melt as quickly.) Do not overlap

Microwave on high for 1 minute. (Depending on your microwave, cooking time will be 45 seconds to 1 minute)

Cool 1 minute in the mug and then plate. Cool for another 5 minutes. Duncan suggests 15 minutes for cooling, but that's too long to wait.

Top with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy.

I also bought a spice cake mix and thought that would be nice with raisins. The Young One upped the ante and suggested butterscotch baking chips.

What other combinations can you come up with?


  1. ink...tell yur mom we said thanx for sharin thiz ...we mite hafta try thiz heer in TT ....we iz big time fanz oh any thing that goes in de micro wave !!

    { tho we think fish flakes mite bee a nice topper !! ☺☺☺

    1. Hiya Tabbies! Yup, Mama was the Cordon Bleu graduate of the Jane Jetson Culinary Institute. Mama likes fish, but not on chocolate cake. I'm allergic to seafood. Be purrfect. - Ink

  2. You are an enabler!!! And I thank you for it! :D