Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Teacher's Gifts: More 3, 2, 1...Cake!

Here's another version of the "Emergency 3,2,1...Cake!" we gave to our beloved school teachers.  At around $3.50 each, we were able to give one to every teacher, including the gym, art, and music teachers.  The version pictured earlier on this blog were made for our church youth group's teachers.   

I added a tablespoon I picked up in a set at Dollar Tree which added, well, an extra dollar, but I felt it was important to make it easy for the teachers to get their chocolate fix.  I left the rest of the set on the ring it came with and decided it would be fun to donate the (incomplete) sets to the church daycare for use in their sand boxes & colored rice bins.

The cake mix* is simple:  
  • 1 Box Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 Box Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 Box (large) Chocolate Pudding Mix
This is enough mix to fill about 3 1/2 pint-size mason jars.  You can add a cup of crushed Oreo's for fun, but I wanted to keep this version on the healthy side.  I took the time to figure out the nutritional info and was amazed at what a guilt-free treat this was!

After discovering it was fat-free, with just 108 calories and 2.5g total carbohydrates per serving, I decided it would be a great Christmas gift.  It will make the transition from holiday gluttony to healthy New Year's resolutions a little less painful!


  1. is there a version of this that can be baked in a conventional oven?

    1. Not to my knowledge, Susan Ann. I ran a search to try and find an answer for you, but with no luck. Are there any kitchen gurus out there with an answer for Susan Ann?

  2. I experimented with the cake without the pudding. I baked it at 350 degrees F for 9 minutes and it came out great. Next time I will try it with the pudding. Thank you for looking for an answer for me.

    1. How fun! Did you bake a single serving?

      I found that adding the pudding mix makes for a lovely, moist texture. And if you're not worried about calorie count, crushed Oreos make a fun addition!

    2. yes I did, I have single serve cake pans and that is what I used. But a mug could be used since the oven temp was only 350 degrees and most mugs can tolerate that.