dixie cup cake – A Subtle Revelry

dixie cup cake

Simple cakes that can be made in small paper cups! What a perfect idea for a mid week dessert, or party passing alternative. I tried the concept out this week and knew I immediately needed to share. Perhaps to replace the food on a stick phenomenon, we can start a new trend… food in a cup!

Photos by Vinille for her breathtaking site @downunder.


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  1. Liz

    29 February

    These look delicious. And what a fun way to use small paper cups.

  2. What a fun idea! Thanks for the new blog intro!

  3. Molly

    29 February

    Yum! Definitely want to try that out.

  4. Lena

    29 February

    So darling, as usual!

  5. Natalie

    29 February

    this is too clever and adorable…totally want to try it instead of cupcakes soon!

  6. Corrie Anne

    29 February

    love that! how cute!

  7. Yes! I’ve actually made this gluten free recipe dozens of times and the recipe is amazing – perfect every time. : )

  8. Dirose

    29 February

    What an adorable idea!
    Where did you get the cups and what recipe did you use?
    Thank you in advance.

  9. Kelly

    1 March

    These look so simple yet wonderful! Doesn’t mean that their small size will stop me from eating 5 of them, but that’s okay!

  10. libby

    2 March

    Is there a certain recipe to use to make these cakes in cups? Thinking this would be a good thing to use at an upcoming event. Thanks for your help.

    • Victoria

      19 March

      I have made them with everything from a simple box to a special chocolate fudge cake recipe! The only thing to look out for is that the timing can vary when baking them, just be sure to check them cooking often. If you follow the link in the post Vinille shares a gluten free recipe she used.

  11. Sandra

    2 March

    I’ve made chocolate cake in a coffee mug but not in a Dixie up – fun idea with kids too!

  12. Vanessa

    6 March

    These look amazing! Definitely adding them to Pinterest! :)

  13. Virginia

    23 March

    do you bake these in the oven and for how long?lsc

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  15. Amanda

    19 April

    I can’t wait to try this!!!

  16. Linnea

    12 May

    Ahh! It’s really cute! I love the idea for passing food at parties.

    But the “food in a cup” idea reminds me of the overly convenience-filled world of WALL-E, where the people cruising in space receive their “sept-u-a-centennial cupcake in a cup” on their no-walking-required hover cars. Makes me wince a bit!

  17. Louisa

    21 February

    Don’t the cups burn in the oven?

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  19. Brandy Ridgely

    12 February

    I love the idea of the small size especially for the kids. I was a little concerned about the cups burning and baking with the wax lining (petroleum byproduct – I know, over-the-top naturalist) but I found silicone mini cups on Amazon that worked great! Here’s the link if anyone else was thinking the same things: http://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Bathroom-Reusable-Eco-Friendly-Dishwasher/dp/B016JT3M6Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455307591&sr=8-1&keywords=siliconies+mini+cups

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