Cakes with Kids: Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

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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!

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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.

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Stirring is serious business.

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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.

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

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Top with half a strawberry and enjoy!

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Make it!

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