Finding ourselves with nothing to do today, we decided to make some cakes. DS1 likes to stand on a chair and mix, but in fact he eats more than he stirs!
The recipe we use is adapted from one found on the BBC website by Nigel Slater (link at the end) which is really easy to make, is perfect for baking with kids and you can add any number of flavouring ingredients to it – whatever you fancy!
So the recipe is a very simple sponge recipe:
8oz Self-Raising Flour
8oz Butter (melted)
1. Whisk the eggs and sugar together until they are well combined
2. Carefully add the melted butter and flour, ensuring the mixture is well combined
3. At this point add whatever flavourings and nice bits that you like, today we used white choc chips, dark choc chips and glace cherries (yum)
4. Mix the batter well until they are all evenly distributed.
5. Divide the mixture into cake trays (this batter should make a batch of 24). Take care while doing this as the batter is quite runny.
6. Put into the preheated oven at 180 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean.
And there you have it – really easy cakes that are perfect for baking with the kids.
You can find the original recipe on the BBC Food website. This original recipe also includes suggestions for decorating the cakes – I tend not to decorate as I’m not really very good at it. If you try this recipe and decorate then please do send me a picture to let me know!