Friday, March 16, 2012

3, 2, 1...CAKE!

I found THIS fantastic recipe for Aunt Betty's 1-2-3 Cake on The Hidden Pantry Blog.  I had to try it IMMEDIATELY.  Single-serve cake in ONE MINUTE any time I want?!  URGENT!

I'm not sure what I did wrong, but the texture of my 1-2-3 Cake was a little rubbery.  The flavor was delicious, but I was looking for a gushy, smooshy texture.   So I altered the recipe.  (Of course, I altered the recipe.  I always alter the recipes - sometimes even before I try the "right" way.) 

I mixed together triple chocolate fudge cake mix (because single or double is never quite enough chocolate fudge) with angel food cake mix, and then added a small box of instant chocolate pudding and a cup of crushed Oreos. I just so happened to have the crushed Oreos on hand from a different recipe I was tinkering with a couple of days ago.  When I gave my husband a status update on this particular recipe assault, he said, "You think crushed Oreos fix everything." (Blank stare.) Your point?  That's perfectly sound reasoning.  Am I right?

Anyway, back to the instant chocolate fix at hand.  Mix 3T of the mixture with 2T of water in a small microwave safe dish.  A small coffee cup works great.  Microwave for 1 minute.  Done!  Eat it warm, right out of the cup!  Squeeze on some chocolate syrup for more ooey, gooey goodness.

Store the mix in an airtight container and stash in a secret hiding place.  Tell no one. 

I altered this recipe so much, I felt the need to alter the name as well.  The name on the original recipe comes from (1) minute in the microwave, (2) tablespoons of water, and (3) tablespoons of cake mix.  But even at one minute, I found myself, hand on door handle, staring at the seconds ticking down on the timer... 3...2...1...Cake!  I hope Aunt Betty won't be offended.  I'm very thankful for her recipe that inspired me to actually try one of my pins.   Thanks Aunt Betty!

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