Just wanted to share with you all what I did for some of our Christmas gifts this year 🙂
For the 10 teachers, therapists and bus drivers that we work with each week, I gave them a little package containing my latest discovery and new guilty pleasure…
“Chocolate Mug Cake”
Their gift included a coffee mug, dry ingredients, recipe card and cocoa packets! Michael’s has coffee mugs for $1 each, and the package of Ho-Ho-Ho Recipe cards was also $1 at Michaels. I had all thebaking ingredients on hand…so this proved to be a very frugal gift!!! And delicious too!
Yield – 1 serving
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 3 minutes
- 4 T flour (wheat or rice)
- 4 T sugar
- 2 T cocoa powder
- Pinch salt
- Pinch baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3 T oil
- 3 T milk
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Mix all ingredients in bowl. Grease LARGE coffee mug. Add batter to mug and cook in the microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let cool (cuz you don’t want to burn your tongue just before eating chocolate cake!). Enjoy your chocolate cake in 5 minutes or less!
I came up with a Gluten Free version (that I actually like better than the wheat version). This is PERFECT because I can have a piece of GF cake ready for the boys in minutes for a birthday party, school party or other event.
For the grandparents, I made these. (No peeking Nana, Gaga or Laddie!)
Heather at Freebies4Mom.com compiled a list of great snack and gift ideas that are sugar-free. You’ll definitely want to check out her Have a Sugar-Free Christmas post!