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A new baby. The only reason you need to throw a little celebration.  And you know I cannot let my party guest leave without a little something in their hands. This little mug cake was really easy to throw together. Perfect for a hostess gift or for your next party favor.

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I purchased these glass mugs at the dollar store. Make sure whatever mug you chose is microwave safe. A cute ramekin would also be great. Line the mugs with a plastic bag. In assembly line fashion…fill the bags with the dry ingredients for the baby mug cake. (recipe is below)


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The instruction card will tell your guest the rest of the recipe so they can make it at home.

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Here is a tag you can print out…just right click on it to print.




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Attach a cute tag with the instructions. Tie up bags with some fun ribbon and that is it! Best part is you can make these a few days ahead of time…so no rushing around:)

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Baby Mug Cake: Baby shower favor

Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1


  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 caramels-Optional


  • Procedure:
  • Into a small bowl add: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix to combine.
  • Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time.
  • Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed and batter is too gooey...microwave 30 more seconds.

(adapted from Babble)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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