If the kids are at home for more than a weekend then by the 3rd day they demand that we make simple cakes as they call them. They are their favourite recipe to make and it’s so easy to remember that without a cookbook they know exactly we what need every time. But, the best part is decorating afterwards. This isn’t a complex recipe but a simple easy to do with kids boredom busting idea that makes the kids smile and they have a yummy treat they have made themselves afterwards.

Kids in the Kitchen - making simple cupcakes for kids to decorate. An easy go to recipe for when kids want to cook

Ingredients for Simple Cupcakes for Kids

2 eggs

4oz margarine

4oz sugar

4oz self-raising flour

2 tbsp baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract

Making Simple Cupcakes for Kids

Pre-heat the oven to 180C

Start by weighing out the ingredients I like using different scales so that the kids can experience different ways of measuring weight a great little maths activity mixed in with the cooking.

Kids in the Kitchen - making simple cupcakes for kids to decorate. An easy go to recipe for when kids want to cook

Into the mixer the kids tip the margarine and sugar and then mix slowly at first bringing up the speed until they are creamy and light in texture.

Kids in the Kitchen - making simple cupcakes for kids to decorate. An easy go to recipe for when kids want to cook
Kids in the Kitchen - making simple cupcakes for kids to decorate. An easy go to recipe for when kids want to cook

Then to crack the egg – the best way to get the kids cracking eggs is to do it into a jug – that way if there are any bits of shell you can fish them out before pouring into the mix.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix again – this recipe is so simple that even if the mixture looks odd it’s fine.

Pour in the flour and baking powder and mix to a creamy consistency.

Line a muffin tin with 12 cases and put in equal portions into each case.

Place in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown.

Kids in the Kitchen - making simple cupcakes for kids to decorate. An easy go to recipe for when kids want to cook

Leave to cool and once cooled decorate. My kids like using a confectionery sugar and water mix and then silver balls or sprinkles – basically what ever we have in the cake decorations box (something that I try and keep stocked up for pulling out when needed).

Kids in the Kitchen - making simple cupcakes for kids to decorate. An easy go to recipe for when kids want to cook

Simple Cupcakes for Kids

Simple cupcake recipe for kids to make and decorate.
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Author: Cerys Parker

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/ 356F.
  • Weigh out the ingredients.
  • Crack the eggs into a bowl, add the vanilla extract and beat them together.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix until it has a creamy consistency.
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 cases and divide the mix equally between the cases.
  • Bake in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool before decorating with confectionery sugar and sprinkles.
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More ideas for Kids Favourite Recipes

Each month I will be joining with some other bloggers to give you some recipes for getting the kids cooking in the kitchen – this months theme is all about kids favourites – those recipes that kids love to cook.

Princess Aurora Swirl Cupcakes | Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Quick and Delicious Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins | Living Montessori Now

Homemade Taco Seasoning | Royal Little Lambs

Mud Pudding  | Raising Little Superheroes

Roll-Out Butter Cookies | The Gifted Gabber

Marble Pound Cake | Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Easy Zucchini Muffins | Mess for Less

Dairy Free Banana Nut Muffins | For This Season

Baked Mini Cinnamon Donut Holes  | Kidgredients

Chocolate Butterscotch Rice Krispie Treats  |  Royal Baloo

Easy Bite Sized Chocolate Dipped Pretzels | Sugar Aunts

Do remember to check back next month as we will be sharing some of our favourite recipes to get kids creating their own breakfasts.


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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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