Cakes with Kids: Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes


When you see the first strawberries of the season in the local market, you just have to buy a punnet. After all, what’s better than strawberries and cream for dessert? Oh wait, I know – strawberries and cream cupcakes!


This is a perfect Cakes with Kids recipe because it’s simple and straightforward, and most kids I know are nuts for strawberries. We start with the cake mixture – a simple sponge where you whack all the ingredients in one bowl and give them a good stir.


Stirring is serious business.


Then we put a dessert spoonful of mixture in each (carefully selected) paper case, add a teaspoon of strawberry jam, and top with a second dessert spoonful of the cake mixture. The cakes take 15 minutes to bake, but make sure they’re completely cool before adding the frosting.


The frosting can be piped on neatly with a piping bag, but for younger children a couple of teaspoons are easier to handle!


Top with half a strawberry and enjoy!


Make it!

Download the Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes recipe with step-by-step instructions.