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2 And 3 Ingredient Dessert Recipes

Updated on May 29, 2014

Easy Delicious Desserts

The recipes below are very versatile, extremely yummy and only require two or three ingredients. When I first started making these easy desserts, I was shocked at how tasty they are. I figured less ingredients meant less taste, but I was wrong. Not only are they delicious, but most of them can be eaten while dieting.

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2 Ingredient Cake Recipes

2 Ingredient Cake Recipe
2 Ingredient Cake Recipe

This cake recipe is extremely flexible. You can use pretty much any kind of canned fruit or pie filling. Just make sure to use the entire can (don't drain the liquid out).

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 box Angel Food cake mix
  • 20 oz can of fruit or pie filling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 9X13 pan
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the angel food cake mix and the can of fruit or pie filling.
  4. Pour into the pan and bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Use a toothpick in the middle to make sure it's done.
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2 Ingredient Cake Recipes - Click the pictures below to view the larger pictures

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Pineapple Angel Food Cake: Okay, I may have cheated a bit with this one. I used crushed pineapple in the cake and then I added 6 pineapple rings on top. The rings sunk down into the cake as it baked so some bites offer an extra taste of pineapple. AsApple Angel Food Cake: After seeing how good the pineapple cake was, my husband started talking about apple cake. It was apple cake this and apple cake that until finally I surprised him with it. It was every bit as good as he said. It's light and flStrawberry Angel Food Cake: It took me a while to find strawberry pie filling (our Walmart apparently needs to hire more stockers) but it was worth the wait. This cake was super sweet and the chunks of strawberries were big and delicious.Blueberry Angel Food Cake: This cake surprised the heck out of me. It got so large and puffed up, I thought it was gonna walk right out of the pan. I ended up absolutely loving the taste. In fact, I'll even admit to having a piece for breakfast (shhh
Pineapple Angel Food Cake: Okay, I may have cheated a bit with this one. I used crushed pineapple in the cake and then I added 6 pineapple rings on top. The rings sunk down into the cake as it baked so some bites offer an extra taste of pineapple. As
Pineapple Angel Food Cake: Okay, I may have cheated a bit with this one. I used crushed pineapple in the cake and then I added 6 pineapple rings on top. The rings sunk down into the cake as it baked so some bites offer an extra taste of pineapple. As
Apple Angel Food Cake: After seeing how good the pineapple cake was, my husband started talking about apple cake. It was apple cake this and apple cake that until finally I surprised him with it. It was every bit as good as he said. It's light and fl
Apple Angel Food Cake: After seeing how good the pineapple cake was, my husband started talking about apple cake. It was apple cake this and apple cake that until finally I surprised him with it. It was every bit as good as he said. It's light and fl
Strawberry Angel Food Cake: It took me a while to find strawberry pie filling (our Walmart apparently needs to hire more stockers) but it was worth the wait. This cake was super sweet and the chunks of strawberries were big and delicious.
Strawberry Angel Food Cake: It took me a while to find strawberry pie filling (our Walmart apparently needs to hire more stockers) but it was worth the wait. This cake was super sweet and the chunks of strawberries were big and delicious.
Blueberry Angel Food Cake: This cake surprised the heck out of me. It got so large and puffed up, I thought it was gonna walk right out of the pan. I ended up absolutely loving the taste. In fact, I'll even admit to having a piece for breakfast (shhh
Blueberry Angel Food Cake: This cake surprised the heck out of me. It got so large and puffed up, I thought it was gonna walk right out of the pan. I ended up absolutely loving the taste. In fact, I'll even admit to having a piece for breakfast (shhh

I Use A Glass Baking Pan

Although you can use metal baking pans, I use a glass baking pan when making these cakes. I prefer glass because I like to see all the sides of the cake, plus glass is way easier to clean than metal. I also think that the plastic lids are a little more presentable than the tin foil that most metal pans are covered with.

Anchor Hocking Bake-N-Take Dish with Snap On Cover
Anchor Hocking Bake-N-Take Dish with Snap On Cover

This glass cake pan has a snap on lid so you can take this cake with you. It can be used in the oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher.

 

3 Ingredient Cake Recipes

3 Ingredient Cakes - Click the pictures below to view the larger pictures

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Mocha Angel Food Cake: My husband has dubbed this cake "the best cake ever". In fact, when I suggested making it with French Vanilla coffee creamer, he said "Why? It's already perfect". But I have news for him. I plan on trying the whole line of CoffPumpkin Angel Food Cake: Let me tell you what. I LOVE pumpkin pie but I don't love the time it takes to make one. This cake is the perfect substitute! It has that pumpkin pie taste with a fluffy cake texture and it only takes minutes to make (not to
Mocha Angel Food Cake: My husband has dubbed this cake "the best cake ever". In fact, when I suggested making it with French Vanilla coffee creamer, he said "Why? It's already perfect". But I have news for him. I plan on trying the whole line of Coff
Mocha Angel Food Cake: My husband has dubbed this cake "the best cake ever". In fact, when I suggested making it with French Vanilla coffee creamer, he said "Why? It's already perfect". But I have news for him. I plan on trying the whole line of Coff
Pumpkin Angel Food Cake: Let me tell you what. I LOVE pumpkin pie but I don't love the time it takes to make one. This cake is the perfect substitute! It has that pumpkin pie taste with a fluffy cake texture and it only takes minutes to make (not to
Pumpkin Angel Food Cake: Let me tell you what. I LOVE pumpkin pie but I don't love the time it takes to make one. This cake is the perfect substitute! It has that pumpkin pie taste with a fluffy cake texture and it only takes minutes to make (not to
3 ingredient cake recipe
3 ingredient cake recipe

Mocha Angel Food Cake Recipe

This recipe can be adapted to use any kind of liquid Coffee-Mate creamer and it can be made with or without the syrup. We chose to use mocha because it gives it a chocolate flavor with a slight coffee flavored kick.

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Angel Food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cup Cafe Mocha liquid Coffee-Mate
  • 1 drizzle of caramel syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 9X13 pan
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the angel food cake mix and the liquid Coffee-Mate.
  4. Pour into the pan. Drizzle caramel syrup back and forth and then use a knife to lightly cut it into the cake.
  5. Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Use a toothpick in the middle to make sure it's done.

FYI

My husband and I stopped eating Little Debbie snack cakes and started eating these Angel Food cakes instead. Within 2 weeks, we had each lost 5 pounds.

Another 3 Ingredient Recipe

Caramel Apple Crescents

Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls
Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls

Caramel apple crescents are easy to make and they taste amazing. They're like little individual caramel apple pies! Because they taste best warm, I always make them right before dinner and then midway through dinner, I put them in the oven. They're ready to come out of the oven right as we're finished so we can end dinner with a little taste of heaven.

Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls
Caramel Apple Crescent Rolls

Caramel Apple Crescents Recipe

This recipe gives you 8 caramel apple crescent rolls, so technically it could serve 8 people. But I can guarantee you won't get away with just giving each person 1 roll. I would plan on at least 2 per person.

If you want to jazz it up a little, serve it with a scoop of ice cream.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can of crescent rolls
  • 1 can of apple pie filling
  • caramel syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Roll out and separate the dough like you're making regular crescent rolls.
  3. Place on apple slice on the widest end of the roll.
  4. Drizzle with caramel syrup and then roll up.
  5. Bake uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes (until they're golden brown).
  6. After you plate each roll, drizzle a bit of caramel sauce over each one. Eat while still warm.

Make Clean-Up Easier

I'm all about the easy clean-up. I don't like washing a bunch of dishes and I really hate scrubbing pans. That's why I use these easy foil sheets on my metal cookie pans. I just put a sheet down and this keeps the pan completely clean from food. I don't know about you, but I'd rather throw my pans away than try to scrub off baked on caramel.

These foil sheets are for more than just keeping your pans clean. They can also be used to wrap potatoes for baking and to wrap corn for grilling.

Premier Aluminum Foil Popup Sheets 12"x10 3/4" (30cmx27.3cm) 500ct
Premier Aluminum Foil Popup Sheets 12"x10 3/4" (30cmx27.3cm) 500ct

These foil sheets are for more than just keeping your pans clean. They can also be used to wrap potatoes for baking and to wrap corn for grilling.

 

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      I had to come back to say that my kids and husband love the angel food cake recipe, it's become a new family favorite around here. Now I've got to try out the Caramel Apple Crescents recipe. :)

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 4 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I've gotta try those caramel apple crescents - yum!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      How convenient is this! Excellent lens, delicious dessert with hardly any fuss. Blessed.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      I have to try these. Definitely bookmarking this lens. Caramel is my go to flavor now that I had to give up chocolate and caffeine, so these are right up my alley.

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      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      I just gotta try me some Caramel Apple Crescents Recipe so easy, yet so tasty

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I would have to go with the caramel one, but I better try them all to make sure :)

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Boy, these all look good but the Mocha Angel Food cake looks yummers! I love caramel.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wow, thank you for these delicious sounding recipes that only take 2 or 3 ingredients. We will definitely try some of these.

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      ChristyZ 4 years ago

      These recipes are amazing. My son wants me to make the box cakes and my daughter is watching her weight so I stopped making them. Now I know how to make everyone happy. I am going to try the angel food cake recipe this week. Pinned to my baking board, thanks for sharing these baking ideas!