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
verysick says:

I have Diabetes, this is not a diabetic recipe. There are not very many recipes for diabetic and stage 4 renal failure. Please include they recipes. Dietitian comment: Some people with diabetes are able to work in desserts such as this one (21 grams carbohydrate)when using carbohydrate counting. If you are concentrating on sugars instead this may not be a good choice for you.

Jun. 26, 2016, 7:13 AM
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NutrioTest says:

Easy to make and tasted great!

May. 26, 2016, 6:36 AM
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Hansammyj says:

This is fantastic

May. 20, 2016, 7:54 AM
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palmyra3 says:

Recently I found a Watermelon flavored cake mix in the grocery store. So I brought it and tried this recipe with the watermelon and angel food cake mixes. It was great. The grand kids loved it.

Mar. 21, 2016, 2:21 PM
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Like any microwave cake, it is dry. I used it in a parfait. Dairy free yogurt, strawberries and the cake in layers. I did not mix the cake mix to see what is a good ratio. Less lemon more angel food cake is opitimal. A minute is good time though a few seconds less will help make it less dry. This was actually the best microwave cake recipie I have found though! c: My father who has kidney problems really enjoyed it!

Feb. 16, 2016, 3:39 PM
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TheodoreP says:

So easy and so good. We took a small bag of the powder mix on vacation so we could have a homemade dessert topped with fresh pineapple and dollop of Cool Whip. Even I can make this one in a coffee cup and I don't know how to cook - but I can push a button on the microwave. Didn't have a measuring spoon but figured a three soup spoons of powder and two soup spoons of water would work out. It was great. Our first batch was lemon cake and angel cake. Thinking of spice cake with the angel cake for fall with some homemade chunky dried cranberry and apple compote my spouse makes.

Nov. 24, 2015, 10:34 PM
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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
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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
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skipmelo says:

I'm going to try it sounds good

Jul. 08, 2015, 12:08 PM
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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
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suepers says:

Very good, add a lemon glaze sometimes and it puts it over the top!

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

Apr. 16, 2015, 3:46 AM
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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
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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
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loriest says:

Directions for the full amount of mix not just one cupcake

Oct. 29, 2014, 1:25 PM
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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
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lindy66 says:

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

Sep. 23, 2014, 11:01 PM
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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
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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
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robchad says:

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

Mar. 01, 2013, 11:26 AM
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These are great made them before

Sep. 13, 2012, 9:30 AM
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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

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