Top 10 easy bakes for kids
Enjoy baking these easy recipes with your kids. They'll love making and decorating beautiful biscuits, muffins, puddings, traybakes and cupcakes.
Spend time in the kitchen with your little ones and teach them some invaluable baking skills. From pretty iced biscuits to cute cupcakes and cookies, these ten tasty bakes are super easy to make and everyone will enjoy devouring the results afterwards...
1. Chocolate sweet traybake
Combine two childhood favourites to make this beautiful chocolate sweetie traybake. This American-style cake will satisfy the sweetest of tooths. It's easy to make ahead and divides nicely into squares. Kids can decorate with their favourite toppings, as long as they're bold and colourful!
2. Simple iced biscuits
Use a simple biscuit dough to make some fun letter and number shapes. These tasty biscuits only take 20 minutes to bake before you can decorate them. So arm your kids with some coloured icing pens and let their creativity go wild!
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3. Super-easy birthday cake
Celebrate a special occasion with this simple yet stunning birthday cake. Split the cake mixture in two to make chocolate and vanilla sponges which children can help mix together. To complete this colourful showstopper, sandwich the two layers together and top with a pretty pink frosting. They'll love experimenting with pink food colouring to make a shade of their choice.
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4. Red velvet cookies
Transform popular red velvet cake into cookie form, complete with cream cheese icing. These chewy biscuits are given their vibrant red hue with food colouring gel and packed with white chocolate chunks. Why not make double the dough to store in the fridge until your cookie cravings strike?
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5. Chocolate chip muffins
Reinvent the flavours of your favourite cookies in the form of a fluffy chocolate chip muffin. They only take 15 mins to prep and are perfect for popping into lunchboxes as a break time snack.
6. Raspberry & pistachio tea cake
Traybakes are a simple, no-fuss way to create big portions of gorgeous cake. These pretty in pink pistachio sponge squares are topped with a zingy raspberry icing – leave the little ones to decorate with sugar flowers, pearl sugar and sprinkles.
7. Peanut butter cookies
Fill your cookie jar with these simple, moreish biscuits. Using only three ingredients and no flour, this ingenious recipe is super quick and perfect for young bakers.
Watch our video for step-by-step instructions on how to make these easy peanut butter cookies.
8. Chocolate Rice Krispie cakes
Whip up some tasty treats with a classic childhood cereal. These cute Rice Krispie cakes are so simple to make and don't need an oven. Just leave them to set in the fridge for an hour and then get decorating with sweets, nuts or dried fruit.
Find out more ways to use Rice Krispies in our video on how to make fridge cake
9. Butterfly cakes
These dainty cupcakes will cause a flutter of excitement in any household. Give your cakes wings by slicing off the tops and splitting into two small segments. Position the wings on top of vanilla buttercream and let kids finish them off with strawberry jam and sprinkles.
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10. Treacle sponge pudding
Treat the whole family to an indulgent, gooey syrup pudding. Dig into the simple sponge to find a zesty, treacle sauce below. It's best served hot with ice cream. Little sticky fingers won't be able to keep away!
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