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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.


  • Liz
    February 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

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

  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    February 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

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

  • Molly
    February 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Yum! Definitely want to try that out.

  • Lena
    February 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    So darling, as usual!

  • Natalie
    February 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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

  • Corrie Anne
    February 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    love that! how cute!

  • Summer // House&Hold
    February 29, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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

  • Dirose
    February 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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

  • Kelly
    March 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

    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!

  • libby
    March 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

    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
      March 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      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.

  • Sandra
    March 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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

  • Vanessa
    March 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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

  • Virginia
    March 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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

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  • Amanda
    April 19, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I can’t wait to try this!!!

  • Linnea
    May 12, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    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!

  • Louisa
    February 21, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Don’t the cups burn in the oven?

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  • Brandy Ridgely
    February 12, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    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:


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