How to Make an Instant Cup of Cake

Have you ever wanted just a little cake right now?  Well, a friend of mine explained a super simple way to make cake that is actually healthier than regular cake, tastes pretty good, and goes from cup to mouth in about one minute.  I know it sounds impossible but it really works.  The secret is using angel food cake mix because it already has the egg whites in it.

It is so simple that rather than give you a recipe, I thought I’d just show you pictorially.

STEP ONE – Buy Angel Food Cake Mix

STEP TWO – Buy Any Other Cake Mix

STEP THREE – Blend Cake Mixes Together in a Large Sealable Container (Shaking Then Stirring with a Fork Works Well)

STEP FOUR – Measure out Three Tablespoons of the Mix

STEP FIVE – Measure out Two Tablespoons of Water

STEP SIX – Combine Mix and Water in Coffee Cup and Stir (Double Recipe Pictured)

STEP SEVEN – Microwave for One Minute

STEP EIGHT – Turn Cake out onto Plate (Double Recipe Pictured)

While cooking and cooling, the cake will have a moderately farty smell (I assume from the egg whites).  I expected the cake to be really tough or hard but it is actually more delicate than a normal cake.  It can be frosted though.  It isn’t nearly as good as “real” cake but overall is a nice substitute when a small cake emergency arises.

For you calorie counters here is nutritional info using the two cake mixes I selected:

If you end up giving this recipe a try, let me know what variations you tried and how well they worked in the comments below.


The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard, Don Hutson and Ethan Willis

While we were at the library recently, I was helping Melanie find The One Minute Manager and ran across this book.  As I know I’ve mentioned in other book reviews, it has only been in recent years that I’ve really started reading self improvement books.  Now that I’ve read several in a row in a short time period, I see that many have a similar style no matter what the message is.  They tell a story and interweave the lesson.  The chapters usually end with bullet points highlighting main ideas.  They are usually short and quick t0 read.

The One Minute Entrepreneur falls squarely into this category.  It’s a good book offering solid advice through all the stages of a company’s life cycle.  I’m sure I’ll read it again as my business grows.  Is it the greatest self help book I’ve ever read?  No.  The story is fairly clunky and the statements that are made are very basic.  For example, you are encouraged to make sure that your income exceeds your expenses.  This seems stupid simple and it is but, when things get complex and fast-moving, it is easy to forget the basics.

I think anyone reading this book will be happy if they approach it as a list of helpful reminders at each stage of business development rather than secrets or carefully explained techniques to business success.