Gourmet dessert fix in minutes

It’s 2 a.m. after a long Friday night. You just trekked back home from a frat party that got busted by the cops.

You’re tired, slightly intoxicated and most of all, hungry. And we’re not talking cheese and crackers hungry.  

It’s the kind of hungry where you want anything and everything that’s bad for you.

If it’s greasy, great. If it’s cheesy, yes. If it’s sweet, even better.

But you’re stuck in your dorm without cooking equipment.

You could go to the communal kitchen, but it’s probably packed with other drunks making ramen and let’s be real, you want food now.

Pizza, you think? That costs money, something you’re short on.

Enter the “cake-in-a-bowl.”

Here’s what you’ll need:


  1. Bowl or mug
  2. Cake mix
  3. Water
  4. Frosting
  5. Toppings


As an added bonus, all of these ingredients are available on campus, including the Redstone Market, Marche and CatPause.

Pour the cake mix (amount of your choosing) into a microwave-safe bowl and add water until you get a yogurt-like consistency. The more water you add, the spongier your cake will be. Microwave three to five minutes.

Doneness is a personal choice. If you like your cake runny, cook for two to three minutes. If you prefer the cake fully cooked, five minutes.

Then add your own toppings: M&M’s, chocolate chips, peanut butter, sprinkles, powdered sugar or Nutella.

Disclaimer: it is not advised to make this everyday.

Although delicious, save this for special occasions for the sake of your health.