Lazy chocolate cake

Sidra asked for keeki (cake) for breakfast this morning. I didn’t have an oven nor any cake ingredients, so I whipped this one from things already in the kitchen. With a microwave, it only took five minutes from preparation to serving, perfect for a hungry, demanding kindergarten kid.


  • 4 tbs pancake mix flour
  • 2 tbs milk cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 3 tbs water/milk
  • 2 chocochips cookies, crumbled
  • raisins


  • Mix pancake mix flour, milk cocoa powder, and sugar in a microwave-safe container
  • Pour in egg, oil, water/milk, blend together
  • Add chocochips cookies crumbles and raisins
  • Cover and cook in microwave in high power for approximately 3 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched
  • Serve to hungry kid
I’ve made another batch using banana instead of raisins, and Sidra loves it too. And now I’m eating a piece of this cake with a scoop of madamia ice cream. Yummy!

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  • verypurpleperson

    You’re welcome, Katie!

    Hi Office Busy Body, the kahlua is for my coffee because I don’T think my son is ready for that :P. I’ve also tried pouring kahlua over the cake just before eating it. Yummy!

  • Office Busy Body

    I’m impressed it turned out so well! I’ve never had much luck with microwave-baked cakes – mine are either soggy or crumbly.

    Did you also add some Kahlua too? 😛

  • Katie

    How clever are you? I would have never thought to make homemade cake on the fly, especially with pancake mix and a microwave, Fun to find your blog, thank you for reading mine!

  • Karencilla

    Oh my! that’s so handy! and quick! I’m gonna try it, but with my hungry demanding boyfriend! haha