Every week we’ll post a recipe that we both made. This week’s recipe was 3-2-1 Sponge Cake. Printable recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. The original recipe can be found over at The 350 Degree Oven.
This week’s recipe was Nance’s choice, and I DO NOT CARE what she says, there’s NO WAY ON EARTH she’s not deliberately poking Amanda. This recipe is Amanda-baiting at its finest! I mean, come on. Let’s take a look at the ingredients, SHALL we?
A box of Angel Food Cake mix, a box of regular cake mix. Not shown: water. You can use any flavor of regular cake mix; I used chocolate because that’s what I had on hand.
What do we do with these cake mixes? What do we dooooo?
Throw the mixes in a gallon-sized zip-top bag.
Mix them together.
I just made sure the top was zipped close and then tossed the bag around a few times until everything was well mixed.
Now here comes the 3-2-1 part of the recipe. 3 Tablespoons of the mix, 2 Tablespoons of water, mix ’em together, and microwave for 1 minute.
Over at The 350 Degree Oven, she said that hers cooked perfectly at 50 seconds. Mine was actually a little goopy on the bottom at 50 seconds; 1 minute was perfect for me.
The verdict? Tasted exactly like a chocolate kitchen sponge. I was tempted to use it to wash dishes with, but I suspect it would not have held up well. I didn’t care for the texture, and neither did Fred.
But I had this whole big bag of mix. What to do, what to do?
Make a bunch of little cakes, slap them on a plate, put a bunch of whipped cream (made from just-expired heavy cream, which has been sitting in the fridge forever) on top, is what I did.
And then I served it up to a more appreciative crowd.
“HOLY MOTHER OF GOD, THIS STUFF IS FABULOUS!”
It was a hit with the chickens, to say the least.
The dogs couldn’t have any of the cakes (since dogs can’t have chocolate), but I placated them with some of the whipped cream.
So, to summarize: not popular with the humans, but the chickens thought those little cakes were DIVINE. And since I’ve still got most of a bag of the mix left over, I guess they’ll be eating chocolate sponge cake for the foreseeable future.
Have a recipe you want us to make? Check out this page (there’s also a link to that page up there under the banner) and follow the instructions to submit a recipe!
What NOT to do…
Don’t go to the website and print out this recipe without first looking at how many pages you’re going to be printing. FOUR fucking pages with color photos. Way to waste expensive ink, motherfuckers.
Don’t worry about the fact that your plastic bag is a zipper type bag. Nobody gives a shit except me (I really hate those kinds of bags).
Don’t fret that you don’t have rice bowls. You don’t even eat rice, bitch. Uh, that’s me. I’m talking to myself. I don’t know if you eat rice or not. Either way, don’t sweat it if you don’t have a rice bowl.
Don’t worry about what name brand the cake mixes are. I bought whatever the hell was on sale. Well, okay. I didn’t buy them. I sent Rick to the store because that man doesn’t mind running errands as it gives him a chance to listen to his beloved NPR. But I was the one that told him to just buy whatever was on sale so there’s that.
Don’t worry about whether or not Sadie prefers to not have an iPad shoved in her face for a fuzzy picture. For the record, she does not like it, but until she starts paying rent around here she doesn’t get a say.
Don’t be all anal about cutting the tops off of the cake mix bags. Just rip that shit and let the dust land where it may.
Don’t worry that this Polish Pottery mug is obviously an imperfect item. That’s what makes it so affordable!
Don’t worry about writing the recipe down on the plastic bag and taking a picture. Nobody will be able to tell you’re a sociopath from your handwriting, silly. Right?
Don’t worry about spilling that water and cake mix all over the place. It’s your kitchen, dammit. You can do what you want!
Don’t worry about having to make more than one of these because your timing is off. For the record, my microwave turned it to rubber at 1 minute.
But the most important DON’T you need to know is…
Don’t bother! If you want a piece of cake, go bake a motherfucking real cake and eat a piece. And then take the rest, wrap it up, and throw it in the freezer until the next time you want a piece of cake. Ugh! I should have known better than to even be bothered with some twee type recipe like this. NEVER AGAIN.
- 1 box Angel Food cake mix
- 1 box yellow cake mix (or you can use chocolate, lemon, strawberry - whatever flavor you prefer)
- In a gallon sized zip-top bag, empty both boxes of mix. Seal the top and shake the bag until the mixes are well combined. (Bag will store in the pantry indefinitely.)
- To make one serving, measure 3 Tablespoons of mix into a small bowl or mug. Mix in 2 Tablespoons of water. Mix together and microwave on high for 50 seconds to 1 minute.
- You can eat the cake right out of the bowl or place on a plate and get fancy with fruit garnishes or whipped cream/ Cool Whip.
- The whole bag contains 28 servings. Each serving: 133 calories each.