|Concentrating on the scales, his
favourite part of baking.
Well, the other day we did some baking! I just decided, at random, that it was about time that we did something fun in the kitchen, it also coincided with MUA’s third birthday, so nice and easy to justify needing cake! (not really but I like being able to justify things, haha)
The Boy absolutely loves to bake, he loves being in the kitchen for any reason but baking is his favourite. When I told him we were going to make cakes he asked if it would be banana cake, I said no, I thought we’d do chocolate cake and he went, simply, apoplectic with joy. He jumped up from where he was sitting, with a shocked face and said ‘chocolate! chocolate!’ and ran off to tell Grandma we were going to make chocolate cake.
This might seem a little extreme but he used to not like chocolate cake for some, unfathomable, reason so now that he’s decided he likes it, he finds it very very exciting. And, for the same reasons, we’ve never made chocolate cake together before.
I found a recipe which I’ll link here: http://www.thecakerecipe.co.uk/chocolate-cup-cakes-chocolate-buns/
|Making a toddler wait whilst the cakes cool, torture.|
I did the exact same recipe, though I added an extra tablespoon of chocolate powder as we were using a milk chocolate one.
The cakes weren’t very chocolatey but with such a small amount of chocolate powder, and we used drinking chocolate so it wasn’t pure chocolate, you couldn’t expect them to be – For something simple and toddler friendly these were lovely to make. They were nice and easy, took exactly 15 mins to cook at the 200 degrees listed and they’re not even the slightest bit dry.
We’ll definitely be making these again. Next time, maybe, we’ll be able to decorate them – I wanted to this time but my back just wouldn’t let me stand up any more, the pain was getting too bad. Luckily they’re nice and tasty even without icing.