Chocolate Mug Cake and Hot Chocolate Homemade Christmas Gifts

Dec 19, 2017

Christmas is around the corner and the last-minute gift madness begins! Let’s be honest, sometimes the nicest gifts are the ones that are homemade, but we don’t always have the time to make them.

That’s exactly why I chose to show you how to make two presents that everyone would love to get, and that you can probably make with materials you have around the house: a mug with all the ingredients to make a chocolate lava mug cake, and a jar with the ingredients to make a very rich hot chocolate.

These are the most requested recipes on my YouTube channel right now, because they are not only delicious, but really easy to make.

Happy holidays!

– Vero Sweethobby

Preparation time: 7 min


  • Chocolate Mug Cake:
  • beautiful microwavable mug
  • tablespoons no sugar added cocoa
  • tablespoons sugar
  • tablespoons flour
  • handful chocolate chips
  • transparent cookie gift bag
  • Christmas ribbons
  • Holiday gift tags
  • Hot Chocolate Gift:
  • Mason jar
  • no sugar added cocoa
  • brown sugar
  • Christmas chocolate candy (like M&M's)
  • Small marshmallows
  • Candy cane
  • Christmas ribbons
  • Holiday gift tags


  1. Chocolate Mug Cake:
    Preparation time: 5 minutes.
    In the mug, place the dry ingredients only: chocolate, sugar and flour. Place the mug into your gift bag, close it with the ribbon.

  2. Write the recipe instructions on the gift tag: Mix all these ingredients together with 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Don’t forget to clarify that this is a mug cake, so they don’t get confused and think it's a hot chocolate! Also note that the cup needs to be microwaved on high for 3 minutes only.

  3. Hot Chocolate Gift:
    Preparation time: 2 minutes.
    Layer all your ingredients in the jar, one by one without mixing them, in this order: chocolate, sugar, candy and marshmallows.

  4. In the gift tag write your instructions: Remove the marshmallows and then pour hot water or milk into the jar. Stir with candy cane and top with marshmallows to make this very delicious and rich treat!

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