Baking with kids can end up with the kitchen being a wreck! Get cooking tasty cakes and cookies with our fun recipes for children, which don't ruin the kitchen...
With the Great British Bake Off back on our screens and being in the middle of National Cake Week, we thought it was only right to get baking.
Now baking with kids is something special. Chocolate will end up on the ceiling, eggshell will end up in the mix, and spoons will be licked (and put back in…)
When you bake with kids, it’s best to keep things simple, and these fun recipes for children are just that!
Fun Recipes For Children
Chocolate Mug Cakes
Stuck for time but still want a tasty treat?
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons self-raising flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a big mug, mix together the sugar, chocolate chips, flour, and cocoa powder – make sure there are no lumps!
- Beat the egg, and add it to the mug
- Next, add the milk and oil and give everything a big stir
- Put the mix in the microwave for 3 minutes at a medium-high temperature
- Serve with ice cream!
Raisin-free hot cross cookies
These are sure to be a family favourite!
- 200g butter
- 100g sugar
- 1 egg
- 250g flour (plain is best)
- A few pinches of cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 100g chocolate chips
- 200g white chocolate (smash 100g of it into tiny pieces, keep the rest in squares)
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grease your baking trays
- In a big bowl beat together the butter, sugar, and egg until it’s nice and smooth
- Sieve the flour, cinnamon, and baking powder into the big bowl
- Blend until smooth
- Add the 100g of the white chocolate and all the chocolate chips and stir
- With your (clean!) hands, take out a small ball of dough at a time and roll it into the cookie shape you want
- Place all your cookie shapes on the baking trays and bake for 10 minutes – until they look yummy and golden!
- Remove your cookies and cool on wire racks
- In the meantime, break your remaining white chocolate into square in a glass bowl
- Microwave the chocolate in 15-second bursts on a medium temperature until it melts down
- When your cookies are cool, use a teaspoon (or a piping bag if you have it!) to draw crosses on your hot cross cookies!
The Easiest-Peasiest Chocolate Cake
You have to try this fun recipe for children to believe it!
250g chocolate spread (Nutella, shop-brand, etc)
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Crack open your eggs in a bowl, and with a mixer on its highest speed, mix for 6 to 8 minutes until the eggs are frothy and fluffy
- In a separate bowl, blast your chocolate spread for 15-20 seconds in the microwave
- Slowly spoon the egg mixture into the chocolate spread bowl, and fold it in gently, bit by bit, until it’s all blended in
- Pour into a baking tray or cake tin
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes
- Leave to cool then slice to serve
No-Bake Rocky Roads
So tasty, so chocolatey!
- 200g dark chocolate
- 200g Digestive biscuits
- 135g butter
- 100g mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
- Put all the biscuits in a sandwich bag and beat them into small pieces – put to one side
- In a pan, melt the dark chocolate with the Digestives and Golden Syrup, take off heat when smooth
- Add the marshmallows and biscuits to the melted chocolate mixture and stir well (you can add other things here if you like, think raisins and cherries!)
- Tip your mixture into a pre-lined baking tin and refrigerate for two hours