Sometimes, when we are invited over to a close family friend's house, I opt to take a "Hostess Gift" to the children of the home. Let's face it - the kids have probably spent a good part of their day preparing for company. If it is anything like my house - they have just come through WWIII with a verbal death threat hanging over their heads to "Play Nice" the rest of the night with kids they don't necessarily get along with. All's fair in love and war - right? My mom is responsible for this hostess gift. She called me a couple of weeks ago and told me a neighbor had just given her the recipe for "Cake in a Cup". She knew she had to make it with her grand babies while we were down visiting - and I thought - what a great hostess gift this would make! The children's apron's came from Kohl's and the Christmas cups came from Michael's. My mom and I put all the dry ingredients in pastry bags we also found at Michael's. Just attach a card to the bag of dry ingredients along with the recipe stating what wet ingredients will need to be added. Ta da - you have the Best Hostess Gift of the Season!
These are the ingredients you will need to make your own "Cake in a Cup"!
Gumma's not included!
Cake in a Cup 4 Tablespoons cake flour 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar 2 Tablespoons baking cocoa Add one beaten egg 3 Tablespoons milk 3 Tablespoons oil Splash of Vanilla 3 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips
Bake 3 minutes in microwave on high power.
My girls think cracking the egg is the best part.
They loved watching it "Grow" in the "Micro"!
A quick swirl around the mug with a knife - and Presto....
A perfect little cake for one (actually it fed 4 of us)!
Looks impressive - Doesn't it! Tastes great too! Check back Monday for one last Hostess gift - just couldn't fit it all in in a week!