Sweet Christmas offerings…

Christmas is a season full of wonder and magic…

And well known for excesses of culinary delights.



The week before Christmas is traditionally baking week in our family.

Shortbreads, cookies, White Christmas, Cherry Brandy balls and so on… it’s been a busy day of baking.

Another favourite for us at the end of the day is hot chocolate and the occasional mug cake…. mmmm.



Last time I shared one of our mug cakes on FB a commenter stated that “mug cakes are SO last year”.

Oh really!!

Well, I guess I’m behind the times then because I still love an occasional mug cake for a treat….. it’s quick to make, can serve one or two and there are no left overs to tempt me later on!



Today we tried out the Salted Caramel Mug Cake recipe from HERE.

And it was delicious…. dare I say, just perfect for a day when we are all so busy with Christmas guest check-ins, 2/12” of torrential summer rain, roof leaks and flooding.



A hot chocolate and sugar fix were the perfect pick-me-up today.

Lucky Christmas calories don’t count!

Bon appetite!!



I’d love for you to connect with me at:

google plus rose smoke instagram rose smokejpeg

Follow on Bloglovin

or if you’d like my posts delivered directly to your Inbox

Subscribe to Shabby Art Boutique by Email

If you’d like a private pass to all things ‘shabbilicious, sign up today for my fortnightly newsletter. it contains personal stories, sneak peeks, recommendations, discounts and freebies.

Sign up for my newsletter HERE and don’t forget to confirm the sign up email.


  1. So what if Mug cakes are not a new idea, I’m with you Kerryanne – they are quick & easy and meet the need for a sweet treat fix without loads of effort or mess. Thank you for sharing the link to this variety – something to try out over the holidays.
    Toni xx

  2. Yum and pretty Kerryanne. Thanks for sharing this with us. I want to wish you and your sweet family a very Merry Christmas. Enjoy. Hoping for lots of wonderful inspiration for the new year to come.

  3. So sorry to hear about your rain and flooding! We’ve been getting deluged up here in the Pacific NW too.
    For those of us who love vintage, the idea of “so last year” is pretty funny!
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas and a 2016 full of blessings.
    hugs, Gayle

  4. So glad you enjoyed the mug cake as much as me (surely mug cakes will never go out of style, they’re so convenient!) and I hope you have a Merry Christmas! xx

  5. Sandra D in Joliet says:

    Don’t listen to nay sayers. There’s this thing called Tradition. If you try the “this year” fad and love it, it becomes part of your tradition year after year. Enjoy The Holidays and Merry Christmas.

Speak Your Mind