Kids love to learn and spend time with mom in the kitchen. Here is a great recipe for a beautiful easter-themed cake
Children love to bake and what better way to have fun together than with this special cake?
- 4 Extra large eggs
- 1½ cups castor sugar
- 2 level cups flour – if you want a chocolate cake, take out ¼ cup flour and replace with a ¼ cup of cocoa.
- 10ml baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 50ml oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- 5 ml vanilla essence
- Set the oven to 200ºC and line the bottom of a 20cm deep cake tin with greaseproof paper and grease the sides well.
- Beat the eggs and castor sugar well until creamy. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients gently, then the oil, vanilla and boiling water. Do not beat but mix well.
- Pour into the prepared tin and bake for about 25 minutes, until cake springs back when touched on top.
- Leave the cake in the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes before removing it. Ice only when cool. If you are pressed for time use a cake mix or buy a plain round sponge cake.
- 500g margarine
- 4 cups sifted icing sugar
- Vanilla essence or other flavouring
- Beat the margarine and add icing sugar one cup at a time. Beat well.
- Beat in the essence.
- You may need to add a little more icing sugar if you are going to do the basket weave so that the tube work keeps its shape.
- Colour ¼ of the icing for the upright lines and the rest of the icing for the basket weave. The basket weave lines can also be done with a fork if you don’t have the time or skill to master a piping bag.
- For the grass, place ¼ cup of desecated coconut into a bowl, pour in a little green food colouring and mix until the colour has been evenly distributed.
- Place store-bought, candy-coated easter eggs on top, twist pipe cleaners to make the basket handle and press it in to the side of the cake.
- Taken from Your Baby, the Easter cake of the month!