Sweets and Treats ~ Cake in a Mug Gift Mix

Cake in a Mug Gift Mix

Today I'm part of the ultimate Sweets & Treats Blog Hop with so much recipe inspiration you're going to need to buy a bigger pant size when you're done making the rounds!

34 Christmas Sweets & Treats

Have you ever had a sweet tooth and you didn't want to bake a whole cake or run out to the store to buy something? What to do?  I have the answer {I'm here for you!}

Cake in a Mug Gift Mix 700

This is the perfect recipe to keep on hand in dry mix form for when that sweet tooth hits and you can separate the batch into individual bags that you place into cute mugs for gift giving.  

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Include the recipe {see printable} and you're all set.  

Cake in a Cup Directions

This is a nice little gift to give to neighbors and friends and to have on hand for unexpected holiday guests.  

 cake in a cup mix from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Cake Mix:

18 ¼ ounce boxed chocolate cake mix

3.9 ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix

Place dry cake mix and chocolate pudding together in a large mixing bowl and mix well.  

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Place ½ cup serving sizes in individual plastic bags and seal or use twist ties.


3 cup powdered sugar 

4 ½ tablespoons hot cocoa mix

2 ¼ teaspoons vanilla powder

Mix powdered sugar, cocoa mix and vanilla powder together and divide into ⅓ cup serving sizes placing in plastic bags as above.

cake in a cup mix with gift mug from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

To make your cupcake be sure to use a mug or cup with a 1 ½ cup capacity that has NO metal on it.  

Single Serving Cake in a Mug Mix

Spray your cup with non-stick cooking spray.  Add cake mix, one egg white, one tablespoon oil and one tablespoon water.  Mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.

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While the cake is baking place glaze in a small bowl and add 1 ½ teaspoons water.  Mix well and pour over cakes as soon as you remove from the microwave.  

Enjoy warm!

Now it's time to see what everyone else has to share! Also, if you would like to share YOUR Sweets & Treats come back tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. EST to join our HUGE link party! I hope to see you then.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Treats from My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking
Cake Mix in a Mug Gift from Cupcakes and Crinoline
Peppermint S’Mores Brownies from Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Toffee Bark from Setting for Four
My Favorite Sugar Cookies from Stone Gable
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin & A Princess
Christmas Snowman Sundaes from ‎An Extraordinary Day
White Chocoalte Gingerbread Mocha Mix from Twelve O Eight
Rocky Road Candy from A Night Owl
The Original Fantasy Fudge from At The Picket Fence
White Chocolate Macadamia Cranberry Bark from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Mom 4 Real
Tiger Butter Bark from Uncommon Designs
The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever from Top This Top That
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes from Sweet Rose Studio
Frosted Peppermint Brownies from Lolly Jane
Carrot Cake Mix Cookies
from Sweet C's Designs
Peppermint Donuts from Yesterday on Tuesday
Gluten Free Rum Cake from Inspiration for Moms
Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark from Clean and Scentsible
Andes Fudge from Eclectic Mom Sense
Chocolate Candies from French Country Cottage
Christmas Parfait from Clever Pink Pirate
Salted Caramels from Frenchie
Cranberry Bliss Bars from Food, Folks and Fun
Peppermint Bark Candy from Live Laugh Rowe
Cinnamon Rolls from Unskinny Boppy
Banana Caramel Crunch Bites from Nibbles By Nic
Apricot Pockets from Redhead Can Decorate
Rocky Road Fudge from Ella Claire
Peppermint Chocolate Fudge from Crazy Little Projects
Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Christmas Trifle from Town and Country Living

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  6. Beth at Unskinny Boppy says:

    Do I ever have a sweet tooth? Are you kidding me?? LOL This looks DELISH. Pinning!

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  9. This is such a great gift idea, and a pretty cool recipe to even make for yourself when you need some cake just not a whole cake!!

    xoxo, Tanya

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  15. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    I've always wanted to make a cake in a mug...just never have gotten around to it. What a great idea for gift-giving, Mary Beth! You are so clever. Pinning for sure. Oh! I LOVE your recipe card too. What a great idea!!

    All the best for an extraordinary Christmas!

  16. MB this is SO cute! Wonderful idea my friend!

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  18. This looks so yummy, my boys would love it!!! Pinned~ xo

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  21. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    Thanks a gift I'd love to receive Mary Beth... love mug cakes!

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  24. What a great idea - looks so yummy!! My boys will love this!

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