You read right. This dessert can be made in one minute. Okay, technically it cooks for one minute, and it takes about 30 seconds to prepare, but "The minute-and-a-half dessert" just doesn't have the same ring to it. This dessert is the cutest, easiest thing ever. Unfortunately, I was not brilliant enough to come up with it myself; it was a Pinterest find that I decided to try. The name, however, is totally mine. :) The Pinterest post I saw just gave the directions, which are simple enough, but did not give any pictures or descriptions, so I was a little surprised at how it looked when I made it the first time. Therefore, I thought other people might appreciate a more detailed post on this, like I would have.
Here's what you need: 1 box of Angel Food cake mix and 1 additional box of cake mix of any flavor you'd like. Apparently one of the boxes has to be Angel Food for this to work; I haven't made it without Angel Food to test this claim. I assumed they knew what they were talking about. I chose to use a triple chocolate fudge cake mix with mine, but I'm anxious to try it with other flavors.
Dump both cake mixes into a gallon Ziploc bag and shake until well mixed. Then, get yourself a coffee mug.
I wrote the directions on the Ziploc bag so that anyone can just grab the mix out of the pantry and fix themselves a little treat.
Measure 3 T of the dry mix into the mug.
Add in 2 T of water and stir. The mixture will be about the consistency of a milkshake.
Next, microwave on high for 1 minute. When it's done, it will look something like this:
This pocketed look is what inspired me to call it Crater Cake, which is a much better name than "those little individual mug cake things". To be honest, I was a little dubious the first time I made this and it came out looking so spongy. This was part of the reason I decided to write this post, even though this was not my original idea, because the post I saw did not prepare me for this. I was expecting, you know, a cake, not a sponge.
Do not despair. It actually tastes delicious; it's light and airy, but still satisfyingly chocolate. (Yours might be satisfyingly strawberry, or vanilla, or whatever).
While it's delicious just like this, I like to serve it with a dollop of ice cream on top.
Mmm. Perfect individual portions, ready to eat. I think this would be adorable for a kid's party. Or how about for a sleepover? Just leave the mixed cake mixes in a bag with the directions on the counter, and let the kids fix it for themselves when they get hungry at 2:00 a.m.