3-2-1 Candy Bar Cake

3-2-1 Candy Bar Mug Cake

Makes 24 mugs of cake
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com


  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix
  • 1 box chocolate or vanilla cake mix
  • Non-stick spray if not using disposable cups
  • Water
  • 2 bags of snack size chocolate bars 2-3 bars for each individual cake
  • 1 bottle chocolate and/or caramel syrup


  1. In a gallon sized ziplock bag, combine the two boxes of cake mix. Shake the bag to mix thoroughly.
  2. If using a microwaveable mug, lightly coat the inside of a with non-stick spray. Without the spray the cake will stick to the mug and the mug is harder to clean. If using a disposable, microwave safe paper cup, no non-stick spray is needed.
  3. (Here comes the 3-2-1 part) Into the prepared mug/cup, stir together 3 tablespoons of cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir.
  4. Roughly chop 2-3 candy bars and place into the batter, reserving a few pieces for topping the cake after baking.
  5. Microwave on high for up to 1 minute until cooked. (My microwave takes 45 seconds.)
  6. Add a few pieces of chopped candy bar and a generous dousing of chocolate or caramel syrup on top of the 3-2-1 cake. Then eat it right out of the mug. If you want to transfer the cake onto a plate, run a knife around the edge between the cake and the mug to loosen, dump out onto a plate, then add the chopped candy and syrup.

Packing Tips

Combine the two cake mixes into a gallon-size ziplock bag labeled with directions. Include a measuring spoon, bags of snack size chocolate bars, and a bottle of chocolate/caramel syrup. If the care package is international, include microwave safe paper cups. If the care package is domestic, add either a can of non-stick spray (for use with a ceramic mug) or microwave safe paper cups. Don’t forget to include the “recipe”.