3-2-1 Chocolate Cake

It’s my Blogoversary!!

Giveaway now closed!

Two years ago today I pushed publish on my very first post here at I Wash…You Dry. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I was certain that it was going to be fun. I have had such a great experience writing all these posts, and I have been so blessed to meet some wonderful people.

Looking back at some of my first posts, I am a little embarrassed at the photos, but they are all good recipes, so it’s ok.

To celebrate my Blogoversary {blog-a-versary? blog-i-versary?} I am going to give one lucky reader a $50 Gift Card to one of my favorite stores. Pier One! *See below for details!

But first… Let’s eat some cake!

I just love Pinterest… have I told you that before?

I find so many wonderful ideas, recipes, and inspiration on there. This cake is one of my discoveries.













Say goodbye to the late night, “I-want-a-dessert-but-don’t-want-to-make-a-mess” dilemma. This is a mug cake like you’ve never seen before! I have tried several types of the mug cakes and they all taste eggy, rubbery, and just not good. Not to mention they all take tons of flour, and pulling out a lot of ingredients.

I want easy, I want fast, and I want good.

















Simply mix together a box of Angel Food Cake mix and a box of Chocolate Cake mix in a large bowl with a whisk. Cover with a lid, or put in an air tight container.

Or- put in cute little mason jars for easy gifts to pass along. – attach a simple tag with these directions…














Place 3 tablespoons of mix in a mug.















Add 2 tablespoons of water.

















Mix together, and microwave for 1 minute.













And there you have it! 3-2-1 Chocolate Cake!

Of course, since it’s so easy and practically no clean-up, get out a fancy dish and enjoy! I always keep a can of Redi-whip on hand… it’s very necessary.

This cake is by far, the best Mug Cake I have ever eaten, it’s moist, light and fluffy like an angel food cake, and done in 1 minute.













recipe from: The Hidden Pantry


3-2-1 Chocolate Cake & A Giveaway!!

The easiest recipe for mug cake EVER.

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix


  1. In a large bowl combine the two cake mixes and whisk together. Store in an airtight container.
  2. To make a personal sized cake mix 3 tablespoons of mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave safe mug.
  3. Microwave for 1 minute, let cool slightly, as it will be very hot.
  4. Enjoy!

Keywords: cake mix, mug cake


Now who wants some money to go shopping??














To celebrate this joyful day, I would like to reward one reader with a $50 Gift Card to Pier One Imports! Giveaway now closed!!

Here’s how to enter to win {please read carefully}:

Leave a comment here on this post (below) telling me your plans for Mother’s Day.

For additional entries: {leave a separate comment for each one}

1. Follow me on Facebook.

2. Share this post on Facebook (click the share link below).

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Tweet this message : “I just entered a giveaway to win $50 to Pier 1 @iwashyoudry and so can you! https://tiny.cc/m0xqdw

5. Follow me on Pinterest.

Good Luck!

Contest will end Sunday May 6th, 2012 at 11:59 PST. I will pick one winner using random.org and announce the winner Monday May 7th. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

{disclaimer: Pier One did not supply me with this gift card, it is simply from me, to you.}

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
106 Responses
  1. Julie

    I'm following you in Pinterest. As for Mother's Day, I won't be doing anything exciting. I only have a few more weeks left of an extremely important, but unpaid, internship and cannot afford (nor have the time) to visit my mom this year. I will be calling her to tell her I love her and miss her. I hope I will be able to fly her here or go to visit her as soon as I get a paid job after the internship is over. Of course, this gift card would also make a nice "I'm sorry I can't see you this year but I love you mom" gift.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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