Win Your Office Holiday Gift Exchange: Boozy Baileys Chocolate Mug Cake Kit

published Dec 21, 2016
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Stumped on what to bring for your office secret Santa or white elephant gift exchange? Don’t just bring another coffee mug—make a mug cake kit! It’s super simple, under $10, and when you add a nip of Baileys, you’re sure to win at the holidays.

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What You Need


  • A mug
  • Cellophane bag
  • Baileys nip
  • Baker’s twine
  • Ribbon
  • Spoon
  • Recipe card (one per page / four per page)
  • Recipe dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt)
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1. Print out your recipe card:

Or print out enough to make for all your coworkers:

2. Measure out the dry ingredients, and layer in your cellophane bag. Tie your bag closed with baker’s twine.

3. Assemble your mug gift: Place your dry ingredient bag in the mug, and add in the Baileys, spoon, and a copy of the recipe. Dress up the mug with a ribbon and gift!

Now, if you just want to make one for yourself, we won’t judge. Mug on.

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Re-edited from a post originally published 12.10.15-NT