|⅓ cup||MW Cake Mix; tightly packed|
|1 tablespoon||Beaten egg*|
*Add 1 T beaten egg with water. Egg substitute makes an easy alternative to the beaten egg. Leftover beaten egg can be added to scrambled eggs or freeze 1 Tablespoon quantities in ice cube trays and then stor in a plastic freezer bag. Just remove the quantity needed from the freezer about 15 minutes before using. Directons: Select a 10 oz. baking dish or MW safe dessert dish. Combine mix, water, and egg in dish; mix with fork until smooth. MICROWAVE (HIGH), uncovered, 1 to 1½ minutes or until no longer doughy, rotating dish once. YIELD: About 2 servings. Each serving: 198 calories, 3 g protein, 9 g fat, 27 g carbohydrate, 172 mg sodium, 27 mg cholesterol. VARIATIONS: CHOCOLATE CAKE: Use ⅓ cup mix, 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, ⅛ teaspoon baking soda, 2 Tablespoons water, and 1 Tablespoon egg. BANANA CAKE: Use ⅓ cup mix, 2 Tablespoons mashed banana, 1 Tablespoon egg and 1 teaspoon chopped nuts. CARROT CAKE: Use ⅓ cup mix, 2 Tablespoons carrot baby food, 1 Tablespoon egg, and 1 teaspoon chopped nuts and ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon. APPLESAUCE CAKE: Use ⅓ cup mix, 2 Tablespoons applesauce, 1 Tablespoon egg and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. STREUSEL COFFEECAKE: Use ⅓ cup mix, 1 Tablespoon water, and 1 Tablespoon egg for batter. For Streusel Topping, use 1 Tablespoon mix, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon chopped nuts. UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE: Spread 2 Tablespoons fruit spread or perpared pie filling in baking dish. Mix cake batter in another dish. Spoon over fruit. Increase MICROWAVE time to 1 ½ to 1 ¾ minutes. Loosen edges and invert cake onto serving plate. BROWNIES: Use ⅓ cup mix, 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa, 1 Tablespoon egg, 1 Tablespoon oil and ½ Tablespoon water. Microwave as directed.
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