17 Cakes To Bake When You Feel Lazy

1. 3-2-1 Magic Mug Cake

Hardest part: Trying to decide between topping these off with sprinkles, chocolate, or marshmallows.
Cheat it by: Using them all because you CAN.
Here’s the recipe.

2. No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Hardest part: Finely chopping a bar of dark chocolate to sprinkle on top.
Cheat it by: Substituting small chocolate chips.
Here’s the recipe.

3. Yellow Poppyseed Cake

Yellow Poppyseed Cake

Hardest part: Separating out egg whites to mix into your batter.
Cheat it by: Buying pre-separated egg whites in a carton.
Here’s the recipe.

4. 3-Ingredient Cherry Chocolate Dump Cake

3-Ingredient Cherry Chocolate Dump Cake

Hardest part: It’s a dump cake, there are literally no hard parts.
Here’s the recipe.

5. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cake

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cake

Hardest part: Beating the eggs for a few minutes so they fluff up.
Cheat it by: Actually, can’t cheat this one if you want your cake to be taller than a pancake. Sorry.
Here’s the recipe.

6. 2-Ingredient Soda Pop Cupcakes

2-Ingredient Soda Pop Cupcakes

Hardest part: Dividing the batter into 24 individual cupcake cups instead of dumping it into 2 cake pans.
Cheat it by: Putting the batter in cake pans and baking for 35 to 40 minutes instead of 15 to 18 minutes.
Here’s the recipe.

7. Pineapple Sunset Layer Cake

Pineapple Sunset Layer Cake

Hardest part: Spreading frosting evenly all over the cake.
Cheat it by: Only putting frosting in the middle and on the top.
Here’s the recipe.

8. Swedish Mocha Cake

Swedish Mocha Cake

Hardest part: Melting butter in a saucepan.
Cheat it by: Putting the butter in your (microwaveable) mixing bowl, then melting it in the microwave.
Here’s the recipe.

9. Dr. Pepper Red Velvet Cake

Dr. Pepper Red Velvet Cake

Hardest part: Resisting the urge to drink the solo can of Dr. Pepper before you pour it into your batter.
Cheat it by: Stocking up on a six-pack of DP instead.
Here’s the recipe.

10. 3-Ingredient Lemon Cake

3-Ingredient Lemon Cake

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Hardest part: Zesting lemon peel for the garnish.
Cheat it by: Skip it — and double the whipped cream instead.
Here’s the recipe.

11. Rice Cooker Cake

Rice Cooker Cake

Hardest part: Adding the milk to the rest of your ingredients “a little at a time.”
Cheat it by: Mixing together your flour, sugar and eggs, then adding the milk all at once.
Here’s the recipe.

12. Pistachio Pudding Bundt Cake

Pistachio Pudding Bundt Cake

Hardest part: Making a well in the middle of your dry ingredients to hold your wet ingredients.
Cheat it by: Dumping those wet ingredients in the damn bowl wherever you please and mixing everything together.
Here’s the recipe.

13. Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Hardest part: Scooping the ice cream into tablespoon-sized pieces so it softens faster.
Cheat it by: Pulling your ice cream out of the freezer 15 minutes before you want to start baking.
Here’s the recipe.

14. 3-Ingredient Strawberry Cream Cake

3-Ingredient Strawberry Cream Cake

Hardest part: Whipping the cream into fresh whipped cream. (Which really isn’t toohard and might be worth it, taste-wise, but does require a little bit of time)
Cheat it by: Using store-bought whipped cream or Cool Whip.
Here’s the recipe.

15. Funfetti Mug Cake

Funfetti Mug Cake

Hardest part: Same as the other mug cake in this article: mixing 2 boxes of cake mix together before putting them in your mug.
Cheat it by: Adding 1 1/2 tablespoons of each cake mix to your mug, instead of 3 tablespoons of the combined mixes.
Here’s the recipe.

16. 3-Ingredient Creamsicle Cake

3-Ingredient Creamsicle Cake

Hardest part: Grating orange zest for the batter and making that little decorative curl.
Cheat it by: Skipping the orange zest and peel completely, and maybe adding a teaspoon of orange extract in the batter, if you really feel like it.
Here’s the recipe.

17. 4-Ingredient Pineapple Coconut Cake

4-Ingredient Pineapple Coconut Cake

Hardest part: Greasing and flouring your 9×13 pan.
Cheat it by: Using (enough) cooking spray and skipping the flour.
Here’s the recipe.

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Bring the Magic of Serendipity 3’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Home

Bring the Magic of Serendipity 3’s Frozen Hot Chocolate Home

It’s led to proposals, people have traveled continents to try it, it’s Serendipity 3’s Frozen Hot Chocolate. Decadent, dreamy, and beloved by a host of celebrities, this is one drink-dessert hybrid you don’t want to miss. If you don’t have a trip to NYC on the books, we’ve got you covered with a homemade take on the iconic drink; watch the video to see how the magic is made.

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe


1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 tablespoons Ghirardelli cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Hershey’s cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Scharffen Berger cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup whole milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream
Semisweet chocolate bar, grated, for garnish


  1. Whisk together the sugar, dry milk powder, cocoas, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Pour the milk into a blender. Add the dry mix and ice. Blend until all the ice is crushed and the drink is smooth.
  3. Pour into a large goblet or two 16-ounce glasses. Top the drink with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Serve cold with a spoon and straw.

Oreo Mousse

Oreo Mousse

Ready in 30 minutes

This is an Oreo mousse recipe that is so easy to prepare that even children can make this dessert. The prep time is about 30 minutes. It also requires at least three hours to cool in the refrigerator. You can even make it the day before and keep in the refrigerator overnight.

“It was a little more work to make because I made it in small tumblers rather than a baking pan, but they turned out wonderful.”


Oreo cookies
2 tablespoons Milk
2 tablespoons Melted Butter
1/2 cup Heavy cream
2 cups Semisweet chocolate
2 cups whipped cream
Original recipe makes 8 Servings


Crush about fifteen Oreos and spread across the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. You may need to use a few more Oreos depending on the exact size of the dish.

Mix the melted butter and milk together and drizzle over the Oreos.

Combine the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the heavy cream into a microwave safe mixing bowl.

Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Repeat this until the chocolate is melted.

Stir the mixture until it is smooth. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add the whipped cream and fold in until it is completely combined.

Pour about one third of the mixture into the baking dish. Put about eight or nine cookies on top of the mousse. Repeat this step until all the mousse has been used.

Cover the baking dish a keep in the refrigerator until ready to use, at least three hours.

Garnish with remaining Oreos and serve.