Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweet Tooth

Valentine's Day is just around the corner; a time for date night, boxes of candy, Red Velvet Cake, chocolate covered strawberries, and big heart-shaped sugar cookies dripping with icing and red sparkles.  I try not to eat that delicious stuff anymore; more to the point, I realize that I can't make it, knowing that the leftover cake or cookies will sit on my counter and taunt me for days after.  I stumbled upon this recipe for individual cakes last  week - while I won't say that it's super healthy, I will tell you that it curbs my sweet tooth when I'm craving something sweet after dinner.  I can make one portion at a time, it "bakes" super fast in the microwave and, if I'm feeling especially gluttonous, I can add a little bit of light Cool Whip on the top.

Adding the little candy hearts makes it Valentine's appropriate and it's what I'll be giving my kiddos on Tuesday so I don't have an entire cake or a bunch of heart shaped cookies hanging out in my house for the rest of the week.  And, if I'm feeling especially loving this weekend, which I must say that I am, I might even make it for them tonight, too!

I hope you're weekend is baby started sleeping in a big-boy bed today and we are inching slowly into potty training.  More on that next week...

Mix together in a large zip-lock bag the powdered mix only:

  • 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix 
  • 1 box any kind of Cake Mix*

When you're ready to make your individual cake, mix 3 tablespoons of the dry cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a small microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for about 1 minute.  Allow to cool a minute before taking it out of the microwave.  It makes kind of a spongy little cake.

*I used Devils Food Cake mix because, hello...chocolate!  But you could use whatever cake mix you wanted: spiced cake mix, strawberry cake mix, yellow cake mix.  The possibilities are long as one of your boxes of mix is the Angel Food Cake mix!


  1. This completely blows my mind! And they actually taste good too?? Could you put chocolate chips in the mix?

  2. Wow! Love this! I'll be trying this out very soon! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I'll admit I was a little leery of how they were going to taste, but - desperate times sometimes call for desperate measures and I was totally surprised that these really do taste good! Tara - to answer your questions - hells yes!! Last night I put a couple of butterscotch chips in my batter and almost died of happiness. They don't melt all the way, so you get these little pockets of gooey-ness. Amazing.