Easy cakes for kids? No problem…
As I am now on a normal sugar diet following no-sugar February! We wasted no time in baking cakes last week – and eating them!
The boys love to bake and it is a great way to pass the time when the weather is grim outside. As any regular reader will know, I am not a huge fan of weather that is rainy and grey. With two active boys who are always full of energy it can be tricky to keep them occupied, happy and stop them fighting over toys. So I am always on the look out for simple ways to entertain them and keep them occupied.
My mum used to make these little cakes when I was small. They are incredibly easy to make and the boys can measure out all the ingredients. They can do all the hard work too and be in charge of mixing!
Once done, the boys had a lot of fun decorating the cakes. We used Lindor melting chocolate, which just needs a quick blast in the microwave. Then they can spoon it onto the top of the cakes, decorate with sprinkles and they are ready to be scoffed.
Don’t make my mistake though, we made these a little late in the day. I had to convince the boys to wait to sample them as I wanted them to eat their dinner first. Suffice to say they were not hugely impressed!
How to make Easy Cakes for kids
Easy Peasy Cakes
- 6 oz self-raising flour
- 4 oz sugar
- 4 oz butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp baking powder
Heat up oven to gas mark 8
Add all ingredients into the bowl and mix until smooth
Pour into 12 cake cases
Bake in oven for 15 mins or until golden brown
So there we have it, really easy cakes that can be make in half an hour!
Why not give it a go. Let me know how you get on in the comments.
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