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Top 10 kids' summer baking recipes


Keep the kids occupied over the holidays with an easy baking project. See our simple ideas, from blondies and blueberry muffins, to scones and more.

Get the kids involved in the kitchen over the summer break as a fun way to stay busy on a rainy day. Little ones will love creating all their favourite bakes and trying new sweet treats. Check out our recipe ideas for flapjacks, cupcakes, muffins and more.


For more recipe ideas, see our easy summer lunches for kids or afternoon tea recipes for kids. Celebrate with our birthday ideas for kids at home or get creative with our easy garden crafts. Keep little ones entertained with indoor activities and sensory play ideas.

1) Raspberry honey flapjacks

Raspberry flapjack

Make these easy raspberry honey flapjacks with the little ones with just five ingredients. They're a great way to make the most of fresh raspberries over the summer.

2) Easy blueberry muffins

Easy blueberry muffins

Who doesn't love a classic blueberry muffin for breakfast? These bite-sized treats are simple enough for kids to help put together and enjoy all summer long.

3) Lemonade scones

Lemonade scones

Use a splash of lemonade in our easiest-ever scones to ensure a perfect rise and touch a sweetness. This thrifty recipe is perfect for assembling a kids' afternoon tea on a summer afternoon.

4) Raspberry & pistachio tea cake

Raspberry Pistachio Tea Cake

Add raspberry icing to this pistachio tea cake and you'll not only get a lovely pop of colour, but fabulous flavour too. Kids will love decorating with sprinkles and edible flowers.

5) Easy chocolate biscuits

Easy chocolate biscuits

Everyone needs a go-to easy biscuit recipe to whip up on a summer afternoon. Kids will love these decadent double chocolate cookies – they can also add their favourite fruit or nuts.

6) Peach melba pop pies

Peach melba pop pies

These colourful pastries are a fun way to celebrate summer flavours. Use ready-made shortcrust pastry for an easy way to achieve the perfect finish.

7) Easy blondies

Classic Blondies

Whip up a batch of gooey white chocolate blondies with the kids over the summer break. They make a great addition to an afternoon tea spread.

8) Chocolate chip traybake

Chocolate Chip Tray Bake

What could be easier than a simple traybake studded with white chocolate chips and covered in rich icing? It's a great option for celebrating a birthday or any other special occasion.

9) Coconut loaf cake

Coconut cake

Celebrate tropical flavours over the summer with a subtly sweet coconut cake. Little ones can bake this using a handful of storecupboard ingredients.

10) Strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes

Kids can treat family and friends to these beautiful strawberry cupcakes. They're made with fresh strawberry pieces in the sponge and a vibrant pink buttercream icing.

Enjoyed these ideas? See more inspiration...

Easy summer lunches for kids

Birthday ideas for kids at home

Afternoon tea recipes for kids


Easy garden crafts

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