Wine & Chocolate Gift Basket with DIY Molten Lava Cake Mix Gift

Wine & Chocolate Gift basket with a molten lava cake kit & recipe!

I enjoy giving gifts even more than receiving them. It’s one of the many reasons I love the holidays! It gives me the opportunity to get creative & more importantly, thank those who have made our year so incredible. You know my affinity for wine & chocolate – the same applies to most of our friends. I suppose my mom was right when she said “show me your friends & I’ll tell you who you are.” Actually, it’s one of my “secrets” to gift-giving. If you give your friends something you love, chances are they will, too. Well friends, I love peppermint chocolate molten cake & I think you will too! I’m sharing the recipe over at Cambria today! It’s deceivingly easy to make & yet feels so decadent! I love the magic that happens when your fork pierces the cake…mmmm! I’m wrapping that thought up in a cellophane bag for gifting & including it with free printable instructions, a bottle of Cambria & potted paperwhites so they too can enjoy a beautiful blooming January! This wine & chocolate gift basket makes a great hostess gift.

Peppermint Molten Lava Cake mix gift with free printable instructions for easy gifting!

DIY Molten Lava Cake mix gift with free printable instructions for easy gifting!

To make the Peppermint Molten Lava Cake gift mix you’ll need:

1 c chocolate chips

1/3 c sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 c flour

peppermint extract*

2 smaller cellophane bags {available in cake/candy aisles}

1 larger cellophane bag



peppermint molten lava cake printable or easy molten lava cake printable


Combine sugar, salt & flour. Pour into a smaller cellophane bag. Fold the top over twice & seal with a label toward the base of the bag. Add chocolate chips to a second small cellophane bag & seal. Add one bag on top of the other in a larger cellophane bag. Add peppermint* on the side, insert instructions & tie with a ribbon. It goes from that cute little gift bag to rich chocolate decadence with very little effort!

Peppermint Molten Lava Cake recipe in cupcake tins - incredibly easy Easy Peppermint Molten Lava Cakes made in cupcake tins. Get the simple recipe!

Peppermint Molten Lava Cake recipe in cupcake tins - incredibly easy

Create your own molten lava cake mix for gifting with this easy recipe & free printable instructions!

A gorgeous gift basket - great gift for the hostess or Christmas!

DIY herb wreath tutorial - a beautiful way to wrap & gift a bottle of wine

If you plan to gift just a bottle of wine, forgo a gift bag &create an herb wreath! It takes less than 5 minutes & is so easy!

To create an herb wreath for your wine bottle you’ll need:


thyme, rosemary or oregano {shown with thyme}

fishing line


  1. Select your herbs & arrange them in opposite directions so that the stems meet & overlap in the middle.
  2. Tie the middle of your herbs together with fishing line. Act like you’re adding the wreath to the bottle & see what sprigs pop out. Tie those – I usually use 3-4 ties in all.
  3. Place the wreath around your bottle & secure the ends together with fishing line.

Gorgeous gift basket filled with wine, potted paperwhites for a beautiful January & an easy molten lava cake mix!

What are you excited to gift this Christmas?


This post is sponsored by Cambria Wines. As always, all ideas & opinions are my own.


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