NICFC - Cancer Fund for Children

Schools and Youth

Hug in a Mug

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Join us in our annual coffee event in November, and make your coffee break matter. Simply hosting a coffee morning for students and friends, you can make a real difference to local children and young people living with cancer.

To request a Hug in a Mug pack with hints and tips, posters and invites, email or call 028 9080 5599.

Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our Hug in Mug Cupcake Recipe

Hug in Mug Cupcake Recipe

125g butter, softened
175g caster sugar
Finely grated zest 1/2 large lemon (keeping the zest of the remaining half for the lemon icing)
2 eggs, beaten
150g plain flour
1/4tsp baking powder


Pre-heat the oven to 325of (160oc).
Line a 12 cupcake pan, with cupcake papers
Beat the butter, cheese, lemon rind, sugar and eggs until smooth and creamy.
Sift the flours. Add the flour gradually to the cheese mixture and beat on a low speed, until just combined.
Divide the mixture evenly between the cake cases
Bake for 25 minutes until firm to touch
Allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack

Lemon cream Cheese Frosting


1 oz (30g) butter – softened
3 oz (80g) cream cheese – softened
1 cup confectioners (icing) sugar
1 tsp grated lemon rind


Sift the sugar.
Beat all ingredients together in a small bowl, until smooth and combined.

Decorate with lemon cream frosting and enjoy!