Are you knee-deep in the busy holiday season yet?
The holidays are pure insanity around here, not just in my personal life, but here on the Divas Can Cook as well.
My inbox gets swamped with questions, comments and invitations. It’s really exciting and exhausting, but yet every holiday I always seem to get through it just fine. How you ask? Two words, my husband!
Seriously guys, I honestly don’t know where I’d be without that amazing man!
When the kitchen is a wreck after a full day of filming cooking videos, he swoops right in and cleans everything up.
When I’m stressing over holiday post deadlines he takes the boys on fun adventures to get them out of the house so that I can have peace and quiet to work.
Oh and I can’t even count the multiple times he’s done emergency grocery store runs to pick up items I always seem to forget!
He truly is my saving grace around this time of year and that is why my I’m recognizing him as my “unsung holiday hero”!
I’ve teamed up with Coca-Cola’s #ShareaCoke to shine the spotlight on the amazing people in our lives that go the extra mile to make the holidays extra special.
Whether it’s the friendly cashier that always greets you with a warm smile, the dedicated teacher that helps your child make holiday gifts or even your neighbor who passes out homemade holiday cookies, these unsung heroes often go unnoticed.
Yet, they go above and beyond to make sure the people around them are happy. This busy holiday season is the perfect time to show them just how much we appreciate them. Nothing says thoughtfulness like a customized gift! Coco-Cola’s #ShareaCoke allows you to create personalized coke bottles with a name or phrase.
They are great as affordable stand-alone gifts and stocking stuffers or paired in a gift basket.
To show my husband just how much I appreciate him I created this quick and easy chocolate Cocoa-Cola mug cake gift. He isn’t much of a cook and he loves chocolate cake and Coca-Cola so this was the perfect gift for him. I placed it on the driver’s seat in his truck right before he was about to run one of my many last minute grocery store errands.
He really loved the gift!
You can easily create one of these chocolate Cocoa- Cola mug cake gift sets for your special unsung hero(s).
Simply visit shareacoke.com to create your personalized glass coke bottle. Next go to the store and pick out a large holiday microwave-safe mug. There are great deals on holiday mugs this time of year. I got mine for only $2.
The mug cake mix recipe below creates one mug cake. Just affix a label with the instructions and package the mix in a clear treat bag with a festive ribbon.
If you want to add more to the gift set, throw in a spoon and several more bags of cake mix.
This Chocolate Coca-Cola mug cake is simply delicious, just add Coca-Cola & vegetable oil.
Chocolate Coca-Cola Mug Cake
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup Coca-Cola
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- In a large bowl mix together all ingredients, (except Coco-Cola and vegetable oil) untill well combined
- Package dry cake mix in a clear treat bag.
- When ready to prepare, empty dry cake mix into a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Stir in Coca-Cola and vegetable oil until smooth.
- Microwave for up to 2 minutes (check on it after the 1-minute mark as some microwaves run hot)
- Remove from microwave and let cake cool.
Easy right? Now you can create one for less by using this discount code: Holiday40 to purchase your personalized Share a Coke glass bottles!!
Who is the unsung hero in your life that adds that special touch to your holidays? Leave a comment below to be entered to win a Coca-Cola #ShareaCoke Prize Pack!
Prize pack consists of $100 visa gift card + One (1) six-pack of personalized Share A Coke glass bottles!!
One entry per person. Winner will be selected randomly on Dec. 14.
The Coco-Cola Company will provide this prize. The Coca-Cola Company is not a sponsor, administrator, or responsible in any way for this promotion.
WINNER: Congrats Lisa Johnson!!
Thank you ALL for submitting your entries. I sat here, along with my holiday hero and read each one. WOW! I wasn’t expecting to be so touched by all of the beautiful people in your lives. Thank you so much for taking the time to share!!
More giveaways coming up!