Over the last few weeks we have all had to be very creative in occupying our kids while being at home and baking was a great activity for me and my daughter to do together. If I’m being honest, I have shied away from doing baking with my daughter previously because of the unavoidable mess that comes along with it. But you know, sometimes as a mom you just have to say “It’s okay – let’s have some messy fun!” And I am glad that I did, because do you know what?

IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

We measured together, we poured together, we mixed together and yes, we tasted together. Baking cupcakes with my little girl was a great bonding and learning experience.

So, here is how we made our awesome Rainbow Cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 100g Caster sugar
  • 100g Soft butter (or Margarine)
  • 100g Self-raising flour

How to make the cupcakes:

The first thing that you are going to do is switch the oven on to 180 degrees so that it can heat up while you mix the ingredients together.

This 4-ingredient recipe is super easy, which is why it is a great one to do with your kids. Because there are only 4-ingredients in this recipe, it is not difficult for them to help pouring and mixing and being fully part of the baking experience.

So, once you have switched the oven on and lined up the ingredients, pop the 100g of butter into the microwave to melt for roughly 30 seconds. This is just to get it nice and soft and easy to mix. In a bowl, mix the soft butter and caster sugar together until it is light and fluffy.

Next add the eggs and self-raising flour to the bowl. Don’t add them all at once, rather a little of each at a time and mix until all the ingredients combined make a lovely smooth mixture.

*Optional: I added pink food colouring to the cupcake mixture. You can keep them plain if you would prefer or why not try another colour?

Then put a spoonful (roughly a tablespoon) of the cupcake mixture into each cupcake case in your baking tray. Place the tray in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 15 minutes.

When you are satisfied that the cupcakes are ready, take them out of the oven and let them cool on a wire rack for a few minutes. While the cupcakes are cooling, you can prepare your colourful icing and decorations.

How to make the icing:

Melt 100g of butter in the microwave to make it soft (just like you did for the butter used for the cupcakes). Put the soft butter into a bowl and then sieve 250g of icing sugar into the bowl. The best way to avoid lumps in your icing is to sieve a little bit of icing sugar at a time and mix it in with the butter.

One the icing is smooth and has no lumps, divide it into three (or more) separate bowls and add different food colouring to each bowl. My daughter chose pink, green and blue food colouring to accompany her pink cupcakes.

Then comes the fun part… DECORATING! Spread a different colour of icing onto each cupcake and top off with sprinkles (or any other decorations you would like).

Voila!

My daughter and I had such fun making these cupcakes. She was very proud of her baking and it made me so happy to be able to do an activity like this with her. I hope we will have many more kitchen adventures together.

Happy baking Moms and Kiddies!