Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  97
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  21 g
  • Fat  1 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  163 mg
  • Potassium  17 mg
  • Phosphorus  80 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  0 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • *Add 2 tablespoons water for each cupcake.
  • If desired, may frost with cool whip or a glaze after cupcake is completely cooled.
  • One of the cake mixes must be angel food cake. Strawberry cake mix can be substituted for lemon.
  • Store dry cake mix in an air-tight container.
  • The name 3-2-1 Cupcake indicates 3 tablespoons cake mix, 2 tablespoons water and 1 minute in the microwave.
  • The baking powder in cake mix adds to sodium and phosphorus content. If you take phosphate binders to help control phosphorus, ask your dietitian if you need to take a binder with a cupcake snack.

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3-2-1 Cupcakes
toniemak says:

I never know what type of dessert I can eat or how much. With the instructions the way you are explaining this, I can enjoy my little cupcake & also be able to keep up with the amount of calories it has as well as other things I have to watch out for. Thank you so much for offering this recipe to us.

Oct. 27, 2015, 5:58 PM - Inappropriate review?
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We don't usually do desserts but when we need a taste of sweet after dinner this little cake with a spoon of fruit and a dollop of Cool Whip hits the spot. For me it's quick and doesn't need to be prepared in advance. Thanks

Jul. 22, 2015, 8:45 AM - Inappropriate review?
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skipmelo says:

I'm going to try it sounds good

Jul. 08, 2015, 12:08 PM - Inappropriate review?
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psmith0131 says:

I had an orange cake mix. I hope this was comparable to the lemon or strawberry. Delicious! It took 1 minute in the microwave. I added diced strawberries on top.

Jun. 20, 2015, 3:21 PM - Inappropriate review?
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suepers says:

Very tasty! Added a lemon glaze. Wondering how this would be with a spice cake.

Apr. 24, 2015, 10:42 AM - Inappropriate review?
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Awesome recipe! We added fresh blueberries over the top.

Apr. 16, 2015, 3:46 AM - Inappropriate review?
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bicycle says:

This will be wonderful for periodic sweet tooth cravings. Please give directions for using dry mix for batches of cupcakes using muffin tins, Thanks. Dietitian comment: I'm not sure without testing but you could mix ingredients for a batch together in a bowl with 2 Tbsp water for each cupcake, pour into greased muffin tin and bake at the temperature recommended on the cake box.

Apr. 09, 2015, 8:40 AM - Inappropriate review?
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katydid2 says:

Really love this recipe copied and passed it out to my diabetes group. Add strawberries sand you got a yummy dessert.

Feb. 18, 2015, 7:52 AM - Inappropriate review?
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loriest says:

Directions for the full amount of mix not just one cupcake

Oct. 29, 2014, 1:25 PM - Inappropriate review?
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sandra1295 says:

It is easy to make and taste wonderful. I used strawberry with the angle food cake mix is this OK?

Oct. 17, 2014, 12:32 PM - Inappropriate review?
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lindy66 says:

Very good. Can I use any other flavor besides lemon cake mix?

Sep. 23, 2014, 11:01 PM - Inappropriate review?
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jesusnbach says:

At what level of carbs is a recipe not considered diabetic friendly? Dietitian comment: For a dessert, around 30 grams carbohydrate or 2 Carbohydrate Choices. Your own individual carbohydrate goals will determine if the portion should be higher or lower.

Nov. 05, 2013, 7:34 PM - Inappropriate review?
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lorrie30 says:

These are the best!!!! My Dad loves them and I even have the rest of the family eating them also. Great snack!!!

Apr. 01, 2013, 12:08 PM - Inappropriate review?
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robchad says:

3-2-1 YUM-YUM Served with berries, delish!

Mar. 01, 2013, 11:26 AM - Inappropriate review?
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These are great made them before

Sep. 13, 2012, 9:30 AM - Inappropriate review?
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How would you cook these in the oven. How much water would I need to do this

Sep. 12, 2012, 10:32 AM - Inappropriate review?

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