Confessions of an “amateur” mom! 

Chocolate Cake meets Waffles

Don’t you just love holidays and long weekends? And like those aren’t plenty, summer’s coming! The days are getting longer, the sidewalks are clearly over-populated, skirts are getting shorter and everyone and their grandma’s in vacation mode. Everyone loves summer! I should be ecstatic considering how much I complain about the weather in winter. And fall. And basically spring too (I can’t stand the rains.) My mom even named me after Summer! 

Okay, Full Disclosure: My parenting skills outside of the Kitchen might be way below average and I consider myself an amateur parent (still) and the minute school announces a random day off, I start to panic, like you would while anticipating a snow storm! So with summer vacations around the corner, I’m basically having a low grade nervous breakdown. 

Some parents plan play dates, some plan museum/zoo/park visits and I’ve always  been in awe and just about 10 percent envious. 

But me….. I plan cookouts!! 

A) It’s therapeutic (for me) 

B) I know what I’m doing. (It’s on my turf) 

C) I can still be in my PJs at lunchtime! (You know you do it too) 

D) Cooking with Karm can get very entertaining. And it’s definitely officially  “our thing”!

So last week with a sudden influx of school holidays, in a moment of pure weakness, I came up with this monstrosity of  a breakfast/brunch recipe, loaded with chocolate and all kinds of sugar and I might as well share it with you because it was absolutely divine! (What ? Modesty is boring!!) 

Is it lump free yet?

Chocolate Cake Waffles 


  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 + 3/4 cup milk 
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips/chunks 
  • And a whole lot of patience if you’re working with a 6 year old! 

    Preparation for the Waffles 

    1. In a bowl mix the first 5 ingredients (the dry ingredients)
    2. Mix in the eggs, oil, and milk. Mix until the batter is lump free and smooth. Add the chunks. Mix. 
    3. Batter is done. Cook the waffles in your waffle maker and don’t forget to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 
    4. Dust with powdered sugar and add Nutella or melted chocolate or just good old butter and syrup! 

    Speaking of Butter, I asked karm if he could do a tongue twister that sort of went like this….

    Me: Betty bought some butter, but the butter was bitter, so Betty bought some better butter to make the bitter butter better.

    Karm: Sure!! Betty bought some butter and she sat down on it and got that butter all over her butt!!! ( Cracks up for about 10 minutes) 

      Tip: You could also slice horizontally  through the waffle and spread some chocolate frosting (Duncan Hines/Betty Crocker) in the middle. All you need is a candle and you’re birthday ready! 

      Some of the products I used👇


      4 thoughts on “Confessions of an “amateur” mom! 

      1. I m in awe of your writing skills your titles your oh I m out of words. Unbelievably good genuine comical proud of u. Karmie u & your but better than butter

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