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    did you think the 3-2-1 cake was

    a little weak in the flavor dept?

    I mixed 2 Duncan Hines mixes together--angel food and spice cake. I mixed 3 T of mix with 2 T of water and baked it in the micro for 1 min. Very light and fluffy but I felt that the intensity of the spice cake was diluted by the angel food. Next time I will add some spices from the cupboard and maybe some chopped nuts.
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    I have not had the chance to try the cake at all, but hope to do so tomorrow. I am going to use the red velvet mix and the angel food. Hope it comes out good.

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    Haven't tried it, but what if you used applesauce as the water part to your spice cake? And maybe a dash of cinnamon?

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    I used a white cake mix with the angel food cake mix. Personally, I thought it was a waste of two cake mixes -- didn't like the texture at all.

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    The topping makes it, depending what you use. I used white cake mix and angel food, and I put Nutella on top -- yum!

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    Applesauce is a good idea.

    I did make more samples later last night and I put extra cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger in them. They were better.
    I wish I had some chopped pecans to add, but I didn't.

    I think the best description of this cake is to say it is like a flavored angel food cake.
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    I just mixed up a bag. Used angel food and poppy seed.......Yummy. And my recipe calls for 3-3-1.....It works just fine. Before the poppy seed, I used a blueberry mix. Seems the "off cake" is what determines the taste....

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    I would like the recipe for the 1-2-3 cake
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanP View Post
    I used a white cake mix with the angel food cake mix. Personally, I thought it was a waste of two cake mixes -- didn't like the texture at all.
    I agree, I wasn't happy at all. Guess that's a good thing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krattiger View Post
    I would like the recipe for the 1-2-3 cake
    thank you
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/recipes...e-t175273.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    I just mixed up a bag. Used angel food and poppy seed.......Yummy. And my recipe calls for 3-3-1.....It works just fine. Before the poppy seed, I used a blueberry mix. Seems the "off cake" is what determines the taste....
    So, you aren't using cake mix, but are using muffin mixes?
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    I need to try this with chocolate and angel food. It sounds pretty good.

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    I added the nuts to mine and it helped the texture as well. It's more like a sponge cake than a regular cake in texture. I've also used fruit to add to the flavor. Pineapple ring with a cherry on the bottom with some brown sugar made it like an upside down cake. I had to cook it a tad over 1 min. I use the spice and will add some more spices next time. I like it because it's just enough for a quick snack.
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    My family really like it. It's like a sponge cake but that was ok with us. They had no idea how I made it. I used icing on some and whipped cream on others. This is a super great little dessert that is so fast. Yeppe I say. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    I use German Chocolate with the Angel food. I like the taste, but the texture is one that you need to get used to. Still a good late night "cheating" snack.

    And the grandkids love making "grandma cake in a cup" cake.
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    Made my first 3-2-1 cake last night after reading this thread. I mixed angel food and lemon cake mixes. Just to be sure I used lemon juice instead of water and wow, was it ever lemony, but good. I will definitely make more and try some new combinations.

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    The applesauce did the trick. Tonite I made it with applesauce in place of water; added chopped pecans and extra cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Now it's a keeper.

    I guess the moral of the story is, add extra flavoring; stir-ins like nuts and fruits; use fruit juices to intensify flavors and spices if necessary.
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    Can't wait to try the applesauce. I made it last night with walnuts and cloves and cinnamon. Used the spice cake mix. It was really good. I also bought a marble cake to try but the lemon sounds really good. Especially for summer with maybe some fresh strawberries.
    Debra

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    I used Angel Food cake mix and then with one, I used a poppy seed cake mix and the other, I used a Blueberry Low Fat muffin mix by Krusteaz.......both worked the same way.

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    mine was spongie but maybe I'll cut the minute down next time...I used a coffee cup, that may have been the problem...
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

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    All your combinations sound so yummy! Cant wait to try.

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    I tried it yesterday with orange cake mix and it was so pretty. Reminded me of a sponge cake. Also put some chocolate ice cream on it and that certainly made it even better. The chocolate added reminded me of the candy called orange sticks . Just the cake reminded me of dream cycles -- that was about 50 years ago but I still remember that delicious flavor.

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    I used a lemon cake with the angel food and I thought it was pretty good. I have been experimenting with being able to make a slightly larger cake for two. If I ever figure it out I will let everyone know.
    I am Mimi for 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krattiger View Post
    I would like the recipe for the 1-2-3 cake
    thank you
    1 box of angel food cake mix and 1 box of any other cake mix. Mix together very well and store in air tight container. To make use 3 tablespoons of combined cake mix, 2 tablespoons of water and cook in microwave for 1 minute. Hence, 3-2-1 cake.

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    I used a pineapple & angel food cake and it was delicious. I didn't use any topping. Just the cake, loved it and so did everyone I made it for.

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