Friday, December 11, 2009

Homemade Gift Idea #6- Cake In A Cup

Greetings all! Here is gift idea #6- Cake in a cup. If you have time, this one would be great to add a cup that you have made yourself at one of those do-it-yourself pottery places.. Most of them is safe to put in a microwave ,but you'd have to ask about it first.If that's not your cup of tea, there are many many cute styles of mugs to choose from on the market. Keep in mind that the recipe makes 1 serving, not an entire cake. NOTE: you'll use chocolate chips for this recipe but I didn't have them on hand for the demo, that's why they're not in the picture.I forgot to buy them, sorry! We make this at home from time to time when we want something a little chocolate but don't really want to bake something.It's not overpowered by sweetness either. Have fun!

Supplies list:

1 very cute coffee mug

1 index card

piece of decorative ribbon

gift tissue or even wrapping paper (tissue works best)

sandwich size self sealing bag

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons Hershey's cocoa

3 tablespoons chocolate chips

1.Place ingredients in the bag.

This is more presentable if you can get the ingredients to 'layer' in the bag.Because of it's size , they probably won't but that's okay.

2. You can place a to and from stitcker or tag on the front of the index card or write 'Merry Christmas' , however you want to decorate the front of the card. On the back you'll write the following instructions:

(Mix dry ingredients in cup, add 1 egg, stir well, 3 tablespoons milk,stir well, 3 tablespoons oil, stir well, vanilla to taste ,stir well. Microwave for 3 minutes ( for a 1000 watt microwave) ,you may need to adjust time if microwave is a different wattage.The cake will rise high but will not spill out of the cup.You can add butter after cooking and let it melt , eat right out of the cup or on a saucer.)

3. Punch a hole in the corner of the index card, place bag inside the tissue and tie at the top. Run one end of the ribbon through the hole in the index card and tie a bow. Place in the cup and you're done!

Hope you enjoy this one!

'til next time,

Happy stitching,



  1. Oh that is very clever. I wonder if I have all the ingredients to try one? Not as a present but for me, me, me!

  2. Love this idea. Thanks!

    So happy you stopped by my blog. I love meeting new people. Stop by as often as you like. Friends are always welcome.

    Have a blessed week.


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