Give the gift of chocolatey, gooey goodness in the form of a mug cake kit! Whip up a few of these for your kiddos friends, teachers, or your favorite teenager to surprise them with some holiday love. The kit comes together quickly and uses ingredients you probably already have around your house - my favorite kind of last minute gift.

We paired the cake mix with a mug and wrapped the whole thing up in cellophane for a cute package that can easily be thrown in a backpack for delivery without getting smashed. High priority when the youngest needs to transport items on his bike in a snowstorm. Normal, right???


Active Time: 15 minutes


Cake Mix (below)
Bag for cake mix

Cake Mix Ingredients

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp granulated sugar
3 Tbsp powdered milk or creamer
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp shortening or coconut oil

The Method

Add cake mix ingredients to a food processor and mix until thoroughly combined and the texture is sandy.

Add to a small bag, tie off and place inside a mug. Create a tag with baking instructions (below). Wrap mug in cellophane and tie with ribbon.

Baking instructions: Add 3 Tbsp water, mix thoroughly and bake in microwave for 90 seconds.