A Mug Cake as a Gift

So Simple yet so Great

One super simple gift to pull together in a pinch is a homemade mug cake. After procrastinating for the holidays or even for birthdays, a wonderful gift to put together is a sweet mug cake everyone will love!(well unless they have a super strange grudge against mugs… or cake)

What You’ll Need For the Mug Cake:

  • Mug
  • Mini pull string sack
  • Cellophane Wrap
  • Ribbon

These things are part of the gift but are mostly just as a wrapping. So next you will need to decide on a cake type. In my personal experience you can almost make any cake into a mug cake just by dividing the amounts WAY DOWN. For those indecisive or confused people here are some basic recipes you can make for your friends and family.

Confetti/ Vanilla Cake:
  • 5 Tbl. Flour
  • 3 Tbl. White Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tbl. Whole or Almond Milk
  • 3 Tbl. Mixed Sprinkles (Optional)
Chocolate Cake
  • 5 Tbl. Flour
  • 3 Tbl. White Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tbl. Whole or Almond milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbl. Cocoa
  • 2 Tbl. Chocolate chips or chunks
Pumpkin Pie Cake
  • 5 Tbl. Flour
  • 4 Tbl. White Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tbl. Whole or Almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Tbl. Canned Pumpkin

These are a few very basic mug cake recipes so feel free to go off recipe a bit and change it to how you feel would be best. Know that because this is for a gift you will not want to add the milk or pumpkin, and you won’t want to cook it before you deliver. Because of this it would be best to write up a little recipe sheet and instructions so they can finish making the cake or make another one later.

To Make the Cake:
  1. Add all dry ingredients together and mix in the mug
  2. Add wet ingredients into the dry stirring constantly
  3. Put in microwave and cook for 1 1/2 min or until it’s no longer liquidy
  4. Let cool slightly so you don’t burn your mouth off, and Enjoy!

These simple instructions make a quick and simple cake that helps with that sweet tooth that just won’t stop sometimes! Now that we now how to make the cake we need to now how to make it into a perfectly pretty gift. There are 2 major ideas of how to wow your friends with how well you can craft a sweet treat.

Instruction Mug

One cute way to gift a mug cake is to get a solid color or white mug, and write the recipe and instructions on the mug and bake it on.

Picture of a white mug with Mug Cake instructions and recipe written on it.To do this first wash your mug and dry it. You then write the instructions on with a sharpie marker. Once you have it to your liking bake it in the oven at 350* for 20 minutes. Just remember to be careful because you could get burned.

This way the recipient of the gift will always be able to have the recipe to be able to make the cake. Though this way takes some prep and time to do, a simpler and still adorable way to go is to write the recipe and instructions on some cute paper and tie it onto the mug with some ribbon.

Putting it all Together
  1. In a bowl add the dry cake ingredients together
  2. Either draw and bake or write on paper the recipe and instructions for the cake
  3. Put the cake “mix” you made into a mini drawstring bag
  4. Add cellophane into the mug long enough to come out and tie off
  5. Put the mini bag in the mug in the cellophane
  6. Tie off top with a ribbon (if needed add recipe papers to the ribbon at this point)

After following these steps you should have a well crafted gift ready to be delivered and soon to be eaten by a grateful friend or family member.

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