Easy Cupcake Recipes for Kids

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These kids’ cupcake recipes will be absolute winners in your home. Whether you are making these cupcakes for kids to enjoy or you want to make them with your kids, they are fast, easy and deliciously moreish. There are some really easy cupcake recipes for kids on the web so I have also chosen some of my favourites on the web. Sadly I lost my images of these when my phone was stolen 🙁 ENJOY!

Makes 12 cupcakes

What you’ll need to make these kids’ cupcakes:
110g Self raising flour
110g salted butter at room temperature
110g caster sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
Pinch of salt
1tsp vanilla extract (use Nielsen-Massey – do not use vanilla essence)
55g small chocolate chips

To Garnish:
100g melted chocolate (should be warm to touch – if concerned, add 2 tbsp of cream and whip)
Mini marshmallows
Large chocolate chips
Smarties
Sprinkles

Preheat oven to 190C (170C if you have a fan oven like mine). Line a cupcake tray with papers – remember we need these to rise above the papers.

Beat the butter until fluffy. It’ll be lighter in colour so you’ll know its properly whipped.
Whip the sugar into the butter until you can’t see sugar. It’s easy if the butter is at room temperature.
Beat the eggs into the mixture. I usually beat the egg slightly first, then incorporate it into the mix. This is a small amount of batter so you should be able to do it with a hand blender.
Carefully incorporate the flour. I usually sift it into the bowl and then fold with the spatula and then use the hand blender.
Fold chocolate chips into the mix.
Spoon mixture into each cupcake case.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes then leave to cool before removing from tray.
While these are cooling, make the melted chocolate by breaking it up and placing it in a bown over a pan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Once melted remove from heat. If you have a larger group, add 2 tablespoons of cream at room temperature and whip in with a hand mixer.
Now set up dipping stations and sprinkling stations. For example, sprinkles are for dipping a cupcake in to, Smarties and mini marshmallows are more sprinkling.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, each child gets a cupcake. They dip generously into the chocolate (or parents can) and kids decorate them before eating. If you add the cream, the chocolate will get thicker but still set but the more cream you add, the more like ganache it will become. If the chocolate hardens before dipping, reheat but allow to cool so small finders do not get burned. Use your lip to test temperature.

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