No gift is more appreciated than one that has been made from scratch—especially when it tastes as good as it looks. This Mexican Hot Chocolate Mug Cake recipe is our new favorite food gift. Once prepared, these mug cakes will cook in less than two minutes in the microwave. Talk about instant gratification! It’s completely different from our typical food gifts (though, we always love our cheese straws and Fancy Fudgy Bites), and the fun presentation really can’t be beat. We found the cutest, most festive mugs to present these chocolate treats to all of our friends and family. For this recipe, you whip up mini cake mixes to wrap individually in the microwavable mugs; and then the gift receiver reads your pretty instruction tag for the rest! (You can download our free printable tags to save you time creating your own.) Chopped pecans and cinnamon add even more flavor and texture to this fluffy mug cake, and we serve these treats warm with marshmallows sprinkled on top. Although these mugs look more time consuming than some food gifts, you aren’t actually cooking anything, meaning you’ll have these ready in minutes. Now that’s our favorite part. There is no food quite as comfort-packed as chocolate, making these chocolate-rich cakes the ultimate gift for the holidays.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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