Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes Unleashed: Buttermilk & Maple Flapjack On The Go

Update, 10/8/16: Following instructions is important. I came at this thinking I would get hot water and pour it into the container, which is why it turned out like a creamy slop. If you do it right—add cold water, stir, and microwave—it cooks and fluffs up like the power cake it claims to be. I would definitely eat this again. Rightfully delicious, fluffy, good. Original post follows.

Calling this a flapjack is weird. I'm also confused by the name: POWER CAKES UNLEASHED. I've never seen a cake in bondage. But then, I'm not sure I've ever seen a POWER CAKE in the wild either. Maybe they're just so badass they must be kept in captivity.

Which leads me to wonder: Where is the POWER CAKE zoo?

Anyway. Flapjack. Pancake. It's neither of these things, but the name is misleading enough that I ate it with a fork instead of a spoon. It's more like thick pancake batter. You add hot water to the powder and stir to get something with the texture of pureed oatmeal. (Because I did it wrong. Update at bottom.)

Is this what Cream of Wheat is like? Never had the stuff.

If you don't mind the smooth texture (I don't), this actually tastes great. It's got hints of sweet from the "maple flakes" (which I assume are dehydrated maple syrup) and brown sugar, so that portion of its marketing is legit. It's a decent breakfast.

Deja Poop Score: 5/10. The color is about right for certain types of logs, but it's closer to a gooey slop than a proper plop.


  1. Thanks for this. I did the same exact thing, was curious why I was eating chocolate peanut butter soup. Next one was much better


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