Baking with the kids

You know it starts as a brilliant idea, let’s get baking. The Kids can help put all the ingredients in the bowl, we can take It in turns mixing. IT will go fantastically well and in the end we will have cake to eat! In reality though you are left with flour all over your kitchen, mess on the worktops and you just wish you never started. <— That is usually me but this time it was different. The boys listened and together we made some pretty awesome, simple cakes which tasted delicious! If I don’t say so myself.

Baking with kids

I’m not sure why it went well, maybe it was because we started early in the morning. Too early for the arguments to kick in. Or, maybe it was because I prepared all the ingredients earlier? so they didn’t have to wait to weigh out all the ingredients. I’m not sure but I obviously caught them on a good day! Baking the cake went great!

Baking with Kids

Ingredients

  • 8oz Self raising flour
  • 8oz sugar
  • 8oz softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp Baking Powder

The way I bake our cake is to;

  • preheat the oven first, I put mine on 180C
  • mix all the dried ingredients together add the egg and then add the butter.
  • Using an electric whisk, whisk it altogether

  • We use butter to grease the cake tins as well as cutting out a circle in greaseproof paper to line the tin.

  • Pour the mix into the cake tins and then cook for 15-20 minutes.

  • Leave on a cooling rack to cool ready to decorate however you wish!

We decided we were going to make a Victorian sponge cake and aswell as a big cake we also had enough to make some cupcakes (we did two batches). The boys loved decorating their cupcakes and I rather enjoyed doing the main cake!

 

26 Comments

  1. August 21, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I love baking with my kids. I agree – getting everything ready in advance definitely helps!

    • August 22, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      haha it does! Makes it so much less stressful!

  2. August 22, 2017 / 11:50 am

    Your cakes look fab! I used to love baking with my mum when I was younger x

    • August 22, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you, I have fond memories of baking with my mum x

  3. hannah Wood
    August 22, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I love baking with the kids it reminds me of when I was a kid and baked with my mum.

  4. August 22, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Aww what a lovely thing to do, baking together and then the fun of eating your creation at the end.

    • August 22, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you! The boys love it and i like to think it is something they will remember when older and want to do with their kids

  5. August 22, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    I do lots of baking with my kids too and they love it, I made some yummy chocolate cakes with Lillie a couple of weeks ago and they were pretty much eaten before they had even cooled!! 😀

    • August 22, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      I made pastries this week and it was totally like that here too!

  6. August 22, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I think that it is a wonderful idea to bake with kids and I am glad that you are encouraging them to cook and bake at a young age x

  7. August 22, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    Ahh we love to bake together, it’s hard work when they all want to get involved, and very messy, but so much fun!

  8. August 22, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Wow, well done you – they look delicious! You can guarantee flour everywhere when baking with little ones but it’s worth it 🙂

  9. August 23, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Pre-weighing ingredients is the best idea as it stops too much worry about mess and having to pour out flour x

  10. August 23, 2017 / 10:54 am

    I love baking with my nanny children 🙂 I always get everything out prepared too. Makes life so much easier!

  11. August 23, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    oh we do love baking but i tend to leave it to my neighbour as she sends so many cakes to us lol, its great when we get together and do them as a family though especially when its times like halooween and birthdays and such

  12. August 23, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    Brave of you to bake with kids! Lol, the few times I tried when babysitting always ended with me doing the baking and cleaning up until long after they stayed interested!

  13. August 23, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    I’ve been meaning to bake with the children over the summer but haven’t had a chance to yet. It’s great fun for all and the mess is never too bad thankfully.

  14. Dani
    August 23, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Mmm the cake looks delicious!
    I may have to do some baking over the bank holiday 🙂

    Dani x

  15. August 23, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    one of my favourite things as a kid was baking with my mum. it’s memories that you could never buy <3

  16. August 23, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Baking is so much fun and a lovely way to get the children involved in baking and cooking

  17. August 24, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I’m so excited to bake with kids when I have them. It looks like so much fun!

  18. August 24, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    I used to love baking with my mum when I was a child. Such a great way to spend time together.

  19. Sarah Ann
    August 24, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I loved baking with my gran when I was a kid, really gave me the baking buzz!

  20. August 24, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I love baking with my kids. The cakes always taste nicer.

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