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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Posted February 29, 2012
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18 Responses to “dixie cup cake”

  1. Liz says:

    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 says:

    Yum! Definitely want to try that out.

  4. Lena says:

    So darling, as usual!

  5. Natalie says:

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

  6. Corrie Anne says:

    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 says:

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

  9. Kelly says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  12. Vanessa says:

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

  13. Virginia says:

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

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  15. Amanda says:

    I can’t wait to try this!!!

  16. Linnea says:

    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 says:

    Don’t the cups burn in the oven?