Mom Breaks With Duncan Hines

This post is sponsored by Duncan Hines, in collaboration with The Motherhood.

Finding time for myself can be tough. Caring for two boys and two pups while working from home means all I really get to myself are a couple of hours, and this includes sleep. When the clock strikes 8 pm, all I want to do is tuck myself into bed.

But that’s nearly impossible these days.

Although I only get a couple of hours to myself, they are moments in between when I get to sit back and relax. Taking the time to just breathe is one of them. Another option is enjoying a snack without little hands digging into my plate.

For me, there’s nothing more exciting than curling up with a warm cup and a good read. Thanks to the people at Duncan Hines, I’ve been able to do it more often. With the Perfect Size for 1 by Duncan Hines, there’s no wait, no mess, and no leftovers.

Each Perfect Size for 1 by Duncan Hines box comes with individually portioned pouches of cake. They’re single-serving portions, which means no leftovers or waste.

This means I can easily tip-toe my way to the kitchen, open a packet and warm up a cup of Duncan Hines Cinnamon Coffee Cake without having to worry about the little ones asking for some.

All you need is an 8 oz. coffee mug, water (or milk) and you’re about a minute away from indulging in a warm treat whenever you want. There are no baking bowls or pans to clean and with 18 varieties to choose from, you’ll be sure to find one for your morning, afternoon or night cravings. As a bonus, you can add more flavor to your cup with nearly any liquid — milk, juice, coffee, liquor etc. — or you can throw in some chocolate chips, nuts or fruits. The choice is yours! How perfect is that? 

If you’re looking to add a mom break or two to your day, head over to your local grocery store and pick up a Perfect Size for 1 by Duncan Hines box to indulge whenever you have about a minute to spare.


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    It’s like they are inside my head. Sometimes I want a sweet treat, but I don’t need a WHOLE cake. These are perfect for me.

    1. Fatima Torres

      Exactly what came to mind when I saw these. I went to our local grocery and spotted them on the shelves. There are so many flavors to choose from at less than $3, it’s WORTH IT!

  2. momknowsbest15

    I saw these at the store the other day. This would be great for a special treat just for me.

  3. Jennifer R. Luna

    Oh these are such amazing convenient treats! It’s the first time I’ve seen them, but I already want to know what flavors there are.

  4. Boho Chic (@TotallyTerris)

    OH yes, this is perfect for me. I live alone so everytime I bake a cake, I get a piece and give the other part of the cake away.

    1. Fatima Torres

      I thought the same! It’s delicious, and they have 18 varieties. They’re worth every bite!

  5. Joanna

    I love cakes but I don’t like making them. This sounds like a great solution to baking and the fact that they have 18 different cakes is brilliant! Cinnamon and coffee does sound like a delicious treat.

    1. Fatima Torres

      It really is. The Cinnamon Coffee Cake mix is delicious! The chocolate one we also tried was a lot like a brownie.

  6. Erin (@FaithFoodFamFun)

    What a neat idea! I love mug cakes but sometimes I don’t feel like getting all the ingredients out. This would be perfect for those days!

    1. Fatima Torres

      YES! It’s so practical and easy to make. The kids loved it. So did our nieces.

  7. The Mad Mommy

    Personalized coffee mug cakes?! What?! I need to find some of these and try it as soon as possible.

    1. Fatima Torres

      I thought the same. It makes me time a lot more attainable. haha!

  8. Carol Cassara

    I think it’s important to take a break especially when you’re managing a household full of kids! It’s crazy and stressful. This is definitely going to help. I would love to get me some Duncan Hines!

  9. Yona Williams

    I was in the grocery store the other day, and I do believe this product line caught my eye. I’m curious to see all of the 18 varieties that they have to offer.

  10. Misty - Frosted Moms (@frostedevents)

    Wow, what a good ideas I love cake in a mug and i want to try this on my own. Glad that you share this

    1. Fatima Torres

      You’re welcome. And they were delicious! Our nieces love the chocolate one we had after.

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