Baking on the last day of term

I love baking and don’t do enough of it as my daughter tends to do the most of it and she is really good.

I started to teach my children to bake and cook from a very young age, when they were still toddlers, as it was a way of entertaining them and spending quality time with them.

They both enjoyed it and they are both in their teens now and as I said my daughter still bakes but my son isn’t to bothered with the baking side but enjoys cooking in general.

It’s a great life skill, it doesn’t have to be expensive, it’s fun and I am surprised by the amount of young adults that can not cook.

So this morning I got baking shortly after my daughter left to go to school ( last day of term for her ) and by 9 am my house way smelling gorgeous, the cakes were cooling and we have tasty treats for after school.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CUP CAKES – a made up recipe but one that works !

4 eggs

soft butter

sugar ( I used granulated as I was out of caster sugar )

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

self raising flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

100g white chocolate chopped up ( I love Lidl chocolate )

cupcake cases

Pre heat your oven to 180 oc / gas mark 4

Weigh your eggs this will give you the weight for your butter, sugar and flour.

Cream your butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy.

Add your eggs one at a time and beat well in between each egg adding a little sifted flour if the mixture begins to curdle.

Add your vanilla extract and then sift in your flour and cocoa powder and mix gently together. If the mixture looks a little dry add a splash of milk and mix,

Add your chopped white chocolate and mix.

Put your cupcake cases in a muffin tin and divide out your mixture, as a guide 1 tablespoon per case as you want to allow for rising.

Put in a pre heated oven and bake for 15 minutes then take out and check to see if cooked, you still want them to be a little soft in the middle. You may need to pop them back in for another 3 – 4 minutes or so.

Remove from tin and place on a cooling rack until cool.

Optional – when cool dust with icing sugar.

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What do you like to bake ? Did you or do you, bake with your children ?

Happy baking

Tabitha x

 

 

 

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    I agree , all children should be give the chance to bake. Second son was the only one to keep going, and now he teaches his son. Enjoy those cakes they look lovely.

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    1. One is better than none !

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  2. MrsCraft says:

    They look lovely! We bake cupcakes normally as they are so quick.

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    1. Thank you. Cupcakes were our go to cakes all the time when my children were small as they are the ideal size for children and we still love them now.

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  3. teeblogss says:

    I love this post! As someone who works with children I know how much they can enjoy baking. Being able to create something and then eat it is so exciting for them! I love to bake cupcakes and loafs. My favourite being banana bread

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    1. We love banana bread here as well 😊

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