Insomnia Cake Recipe

Insomnia cake? Are you ready for a scrumptious cake that has like everything in it and still isn’t overkill in the sweet department? This was a huge hit with the hubs and son and I was also impressed.  I haven’t had anything quite like it and it sure calls for a lot of yummy sweet ingredients. It comes together quite deliciously. This is definitely the best sweet dessert that I’ve made in a while.

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When I first dug up this recipe from my mom’s old recipe box, I tried to come up with reasons why this would be called insomnia cake and the two best reasons that I could come up with are that it has so much sugar it might keep you up all night and/or someone had insomnia and basically raided their cupboards and tossed pretty much every sugary baking ingredient into this. Either way, it’s darn good and definitely a must try… at least once. I tweaked some of the ingredients to make it slightly less of a sugar overload and also to make it a bit easier to throw together. Hope you’ll give it a try! Great for an any day treat or event. Definitely a crowd pleaser and not to be fooled by it’s simple look!


Insomnia Cake Recipe


  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix Prepared According to Directions
  • 1/2 Cup Seedless Raisins
  • 1 Cup of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Cup of Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Nuts (Your choice, I used Walnuts)
  • 1 Cup of Mini Marshmallows


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the yellow cake mix as directed, then add all of the remaining ingredients. Mix until blended. Pour into a non-stick pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until cake is cooked through. Use a toothpick or fork to test in the center of the cake, when it comes out clean, your cake is ready.


  1. mmm the ingredients in the cake sound so yummy!

  2. It sounds really good. I bet it would be a huge hit in my house.

  3. That cake looks delicious! I think I even have all of the ingredients already!

  4. This looks so simple & yummy! I’m sure my kids would love it, even with the raisins.

    I’ve added this page to my StumbleUpon. 🙂

    • Thanks so much! It’s really an awesome and easy to throw together cake! Hope you enjoy it too!


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