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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Just a Little Bit of Chocolate, Please!!

Oh,yum! I loooove it when something I try actually works the very first time! As I was "Pinteresting" last week, I saw a very short recipe that sounded like it was written just for ME! I had been rummaging through the cabinets looking for a cookie, for anything with a touch of chocolate! It was too late to go get something and all I wanted was a little bit! When I went back to Pinterest, it was like my fairy godmother waved her wand and presented me with recipe! This pin came from thehiddenpantry.blogspot and it is wonderful!  

Recipe: 1-2-3 Cake

*two boxes of cake mix...one MUST be Angel Food...your choice on the other. My choice was Devil's Food to go with the Angel Food.
That's it! Now...
Mix both mixes together in a large pan or bag. Mix thoroughly. (See below.)
(Now here comes the rather ironic part...I actually reversed the following directions and the result was still good...so try it both ways and see what you think.) Using a mug, place 3 tablespoons of the mix and 2 tablespoons of water in the mug and stir. Place in the microwave for 1 minute ( mine required 1 min. 10 sec. but I used 3 T. of water and 2 T. of mix!).
It should look like this when it comes from the microwave.
It may look slightly different since I reversed the 3 and 2 T. of ingredients, but you get the picture!
I turned it out onto a plate so you could see what it looked like...but this would be unnecessary if you were in a real hurry for a quick snack. It's about the thickness of two small pancakes. It was nice and hot, so I added just a tablespoon of ice cream and a few chocolate chips to jazz it up a little! That would be unnecessary since it was very good alone!
If you buy the little containers of individual dessert cakes at the grocery store, you will  pay over a dollar for each cake...this makes tons of the little things and all your cost would include would be the two mixes.
What a cute little Christmas happy! If you put the mix in a small Ball jar, you could use an inverted cupcake paper to go between the top and the lid!!
Lots of cute cupcake holders on the market right now...check out Michael's. 

I love it when a plan actually comes together,

1 comment:

Ila East said...

I banish you to the nether regions of the earth!!! Why did you have to post this. Now I will have no excuse for sticking to my eating plan. Some people are just out to get me!!!

Seriously though, that does look so good with the ice cream. Making small amounts like this, I sure wouldn't be able to eat the whole cake.