Kids Baking Collection

Fun and delicious baking recipes to try with your kids, perfect for every budding star baker.

Quick & easy breakfast bars

These bars are great for lunch boxes and they're packed full of healthy seeds and dried fruit. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Apple & orange muffins

These muffins are delicious served warm. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Savoury cheese muffins

These are a delicious alternative to sandwiches and are quick, easy and fun to make. Ask for adult help when filling the muffin cases and using the oven, if you need to.

Vanilla layer cake

Everyone loves a layer cake, and this recipe is the easiest one in the world to make. Just make sure the cakes are completely cool before you spread them with the buttercream icing. You can add your favourite jam in between the layers as well or use chocolate spread if you want it to be really decadent! The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you!

Simple chocolate sponge cake

Everyone loves chocolate cake. With this can’t-go-wrong recipe for chocolate sponge cake sandwiched with cherry jam, you’ll be everyone’s favourite cook. Just be sure to ask an adult for help with the oven, as it can get quite hot!

Lemon drizzle cake

This cake is a classic and really simple to make. The intense lemony flavour comes from drenching the cake with lemon syrup while it’s still warm. The oven can get quite hot so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Sticky apple & chocolate cake

Apple and chocolate is a great flavour combination! This firm but sticky cake travels well and is easy to slice, making it ideal for picnics. Be careful using the oven and making the icing and ask an adult to help you if you need.

Marble cake

This simple two-tone cake looks and tastes amazing. This version, topped with creamy icing and chocolate chips, makes it even more appealing. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Banana cake

Soft, sticky banana cake is delicious and even better when it's topped with a rich cream cheese icing. It’s also a great way to use up very ripe bananas that you think are a bit too soft to eat. Ask an adult to help you line the tin and to use the oven.

Raspberry swiss roll

This log-shaped cake with a spiral of jam in its centre is a real family favourite. This version includes fresh raspberries for an extra fruity, juicy treat. It is best served on the day it is made. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Raisin–walnut quick bread

Quick breads are perfect for the lunchbox because they are best eaten the day after baking. This recipe uses ground flax seeds and walnuts, both of which are high in omega-3 fatty acids – so really healthy. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Chocolate marbled bread

The bananas keep this bread very moist, and the swirl of chocolate makes it look lovely when sliced. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Toadstool cupcakes

These funky toadstool cupcakes will brighten up any children’s party. You can find white fondant icing and sugar paste cartoon characters at cake decorating and baking supply shops. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Popping candy cupcakes

These plain (but delicious) vanilla cupcakes are made mind-blowing by the addition of popping candy to their butter-cream icing. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Cookies & cream cupcakes

Mix crushed cookies into the batter to give a crispy crunch to these cupcakes. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Brownies

Everyone loves brownies and everyone has a favourite recipe. This is rich, gooey and delicious. You might need a little adult help chopping the nuts and using the oven.

Mini peanut butter cupcakes

Simple and no fuss. You can make these cupcakes in large batches, which makes them ideal for parties and picnics. Be careful melting the chocolate and ask an adult to help you if you need.

Nutty chocolate banana sticks

A party treat for all ages! These can be served on their own or with ice cream. Watch out when taking the hot bowl from the microwave, ask an adult to help you.

Crisp rice cupcakes

These simple no-bake cupcakes are great fun for the budding young chef to try.

Marshmallow chocolate surprises

Bite into these chocolate-glazed cookies, and you will find a sweet marshmallow nestling inside. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Rocky road biscuits

These will be a guaranteed hit with your friends. They can be served on their own or with scoops of your favourite ice cream. The hob can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Jammie dodgers

Introducing the jammie dodger – everyone's favourite biscuit. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Chocolate pinwheels

Great favourites to both make and eat – and they look so very impressive. Be careful when taking these delicious treats out from the oven as it can get quite hot! Ask an adult to help you.

Flapjacks

These delicious crunchy bars are made with oats. They couldn’t be easier to make. Be careful when melting the ingredients and taking these delicious treats from the oven, ask an adult to help you.

Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men are traditionally made in winter. There's plenty of mixing and rolling in this recipe but you'll need to ask an adult to help you use the oven.

Berry meringue cookies

Wheat-free meringue cookies that can be dressed up as a fancy dessert – simply by sandwiching together with fruit preserve or whipped cream. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

French apple tart

To make the pastry by hand, sieve the flour into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Place the butter and egg yolk in the well and mix to a coarse paste. Draw the flour over egg mixture and chop through with a palette knife. Sprinkle with water and bring the dough together with your hands, kneading until smooth.

Banoffee cheesecake

Leaving the cheesecake to cool slowly in the oven will help prevent the top from cracking, but if it does, just cover the cracks with cream when you decorate it.

Magic crust pizza margherita

This is an ingenious recipe, which offers a very simple - and delicious - way of cooking pizza. You can be as creative as you like with the toppings.

Mini quiches

Quiche is delicious for the whole family. You can ask an adult to get involved and help you with the oven and rolling out the pastry. This recipe makes 12 mini quiches.

No-yeast soda bread

This bread is excellent with cheese. It is quickly made and should be eaten very fresh, as it does not keep well.

Rustic loaf

This is a quick mix basic bread loaf, an easy introduction to home bread making.

Fruit muffins

These muffins contain fresh fruit, making them particularly delicious.

Classic blueberry pancakes

How about starting your day with a fluffy blueberry pancake, spread with butter, sprinkled with icing sugar, and drizzled with delicious maple syrup?

French toast roll-ups

These breakfast toasts are a special treat, yet are simple to make. You can prepare them the evening before you intend to eat them and leave them covered in the fridge, then all you have to do in the morning is cook them. The key to this recipe is to use soft white bread that rolls up easily and contains the filling without cracking.

Birthday cupcakes

This is an easy and fun way to personalise birthday cupcakes!

Tiffin

The perfect recipe for first-time bakers. Ask an adult to help you with the hob, as it gets quite hot!

Orange & polenta cake

Polenta makes a great base for a cake. Add oranges to the mixture and serve warm with ice cream and you have a delicious dessert. The cake tin needs to be greased and lined – if you're new to baking you might want to ask an adult to help you do this.

Classic sheet cake

Sheet cakes are perfect for birthdays or large celebrations when you need a cake to feed lots of people. A simple iced cake covered with candles looks stunning.

Easy lime loaf cake

Fresh, zesty, and oh-so-simple, this delicious golden cake is fabulous served with a cup of afternoon tea. It’s also the perfect treat to go in a lunchbox or picnic basket.

Banana cupcakes

The subtle flavour of banana perfectly complements the cream cheese icing.

Mint chocolate cupcakes

Mint is a versatile herb that complements both sweet and savoury dishes.

Chocolate peanut butter kisses

Loved by all and ideal for cake and cookie sales. The salty peanut butter gives these yummy cookies a distinctive nutty flavour.

Mini fruit chocolate bars

An ice-cube tray is perfect for making these miniature bars of chocolate.

Chocolate & ginger flapjack

Flapjacks are a favourite treat. They're wholesome and filling, and the perfect snack for that gap between breakfast and lunch. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Fudge-centred cookie bites

With a base of chocolate cookie and a filling of gooey fudge, this delectable cookie will have everyone asking for the recipe.

Meringue gâteau with lemon curd filling

Meringues make delicious desserts, but unless you’re into whipping up your own mayonnaise or crème anglaise, it can be a problem working out what to do with the egg yolks. In this recipe, the yolks are turned into lemon curd for the filling.

Easy blackberry turnovers

These yummy turnovers are so easy to make they may well become your favourite homemade breakfast treat. You'll need a sharp knife to cut the pastry into squares so ask an adult to help you when cutting!

Quick chocolate banana strudel

Be sure to use firm, ripe bananas to achieve the perfect balance of melted chocolate, smooth banana and crunchy almonds.

Filo pastry with feta & spinach

The combination of ingredients for this delicious savoury pastry is classic. The great news is that it works brilliantly with a whole variety of other options. You can freeze what you don’t eat or just eat the leftovers as snacks. You can also make this several hours in advance and bake it just before serving.

Mini pizzas with sweet peppers & mozzarella

These delicious mini pizzas are perfect for making for or with kids. Once you've made the dough even the littlest of hands can roll out their own base and add topping. And they're the perfect food for parties.

Coconut & chocolate cupcakes

Toasted coconut and creamy white chocolate — a sensational combination that will keep you coming back for more! Watch out, the oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it!

Crostata di marmellata (jam tart)

This is the jam tart that is made as a teatime treat for children of all ages the length and breadth of Italy. The pastry traditionally tends to be rather sweet, but you can reduce the amount of sugar if you prefer.

Pitta bread

Pittas are best eaten immediately, and freeze well, but you can store them in an airtight container for 1–2 days, and reheat in the toaster.

Almost-instant chocolate chip ice cream

This ice cream is almost a science lesson in itself. It is handmade in every sense, given that the best way to chill it is to pass it from person to person to keep it churning! Tips for success: have thick plastic freezer bags that will not tear and seal the zip-lock bags thoroughly (one leak and your efforts are in vain). Better still, secure the seal with parcel tape as well. And wear warm gloves!

Fruit & nut refrigerator cookies

These are likely to become a favourite with everyone who tries them. Be careful melting the chocolate and ask an adult to help you if you need.

Rich chocolate truffles

These truffles are delicious at the end of a meal or can be boxed, wrapped and given as a delightful gift.

Scottish shortbread

Buttery, crumbly, and simple to make – you’ll love this version of classic shortbread. You can use the recipe to make cookies, or as a base for cheesecakes or other desserts. The oven can get quite hot, so ask an adult to help you when using it.

Moist banana muffins

These are delicious eaten any time of the day and very easy to make. The oven gets quite hot so make sure you ask an adult to help you take things out!

Mango meringue pie

Traditional lemon meringue pie is given an exotic new twist with a tangy layer of fragrant mango under the puffy white cloud of meringue.

Peach cobbler

A cobbler is a fruit dessert with a biscuit crust. The topping is left lumpy to get the 'cobbled' effect that gives the dessert its name. Older toddlers love to help mix the dough. It is lovely served with plain yoghurt. You'll have fun doing all the mixing and sprinkling – just ask an adult to help you use the oven.

No-cook raspberry cheesecake with superfood base

This dessert is healthy and delicious and wonderful for family gatherings and dinner parties as well as being beautifully light after a large meal. If you want to make it more traditional then you can replace the nut and seed base with 200g of digestive biscuits

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