Gluten-Free Fruitcake in a Mug

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Serving: 1 whole mug or 2, 1/2 mugs

Want to give a gift that takes thought and time but also has your own personal touch? Check out this easy homemade gift idea from McCormick.

Recipe from McCormick & Company featured on Western Mass News December 17th, 2015. For more holiday inspirations, visit

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1. Wash hands with soap and water.


1. Mix all ingredients except vanilla extract in small bowl until blended. Spoon mixture into a small plastic bag. Seal bag closed with festive ribbon or twist tie.

2. Place bag inside a small microwavable coffee mug with the bottle of vanilla extract to give as a gift. Attach directions for making Fruitcake in a Mug (see below).


1. Remove bag of Fruitcake Mix and bottle of vanilla from coffee mug.

2. Microwave 1 tablespoon buttery spread in coffee mug on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted.

3. Add contents of Fruitcake Mix bag, milk and vanilla; mix well.

4. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until center looks almost set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Caution: Mug may be hot! Use pot holders when removing from microwave.

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