Quite a few years back there used to be this boxed snack cake mix that came with a plastic baking pan and a cake mix that you just had to add water to right in the baking pan, microwave and “beep, beep, beep” 2 minutes later you had an instant single serving of cake. I hate to say it but I loved that cake. When I think of it now I shudder thinking of all the chemically processed ingredients that must have been in that cake mix and I don’t even want to think of what that plastic container was made of. Ignorance is certainly not bliss…it’s deadly!

One thing I do like about this idea is the single serving fast baking aspect. When you want a sweet snack and you need it quick before you eat something else that’s not so good for you it’s ready in a flash and there is only one serving so you don’t over indulge. Since it’s made with whole natural ingredients and it’s not too sweet or fatty it’s a great little trick to keep you in control of those sweet cravings.



  • 1 tbsp unsweetened apricot preserves/jam (blueberry and plum are good too)
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup low fat unsweetened almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tbsp ground flax
  • oil to grease baking dish
  • Fresh fruit to garnish (optional)


  1. In a smal bowl mix together the milk and flax seed. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the apricot preserves.
  3. Add in all the other dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  4. Grease a small microwave safe dish (I used a 7 ounce ramekin) and spoon in the dough.
  5. Microwave on high 1:45 -2  minutes or until the center is set.
  6. Dig in and eat while still warm.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 1 single serving.

Nutrients per serving (nutrition info will vary depending on the fruit preserve you use.):  Calories: 202, Cal. from Fat: 39, Total Fat: 4g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 35g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 11g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 280mg, Chol: 0mg


You really shouldn’t have any leftovers since this is a single serve cake.


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