I’m going to be honest. I still use kid’s cookbooks. Not because I can’t cook (hey just call me Gordon Ramsey), or need to be reminded to have adult supervision when using the oven, but because kid’s get all the cool recipes. There’s no need to be fancy, there’s no Masterchef façade its just sweet, easy food. Did I mention they’re tasty?
Cow Coat Cupcakes
From Kitchen for Kids by Jennifer Low
1 cup Plain Flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
¾ cup white sugar (I used a little under this)
1/3 cup (75ml) unsalted butter (I was too lazy to get out the measuring scales so I just guestimated with a couple of teaspoons)
1 large egg
¾ cup (175ml) milk
½ tsp vanilla essence
2 Tbp unsweetened cocoa powder (I may have used er significantly more than this)
½ tsp white vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
2. Line 9 muffin tins with paper liners.
3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into bowl and mix.
4. In another bowl, use a baking spatula or wooden spoon to cream the sugar and butter. (If and ONLY if you have adult supervision it MIGHT be safe to use electric beaters here). Whisk (or beat in if you’re over 18) the egg, milk and vanilla. Add spoonfuls of the flour mixture and gently stir until it has all been added and the batter is smooth.
5. Pour about a cupful of the batter into another bowl (the bowl the flour was mixed in should be handy) and stir in the *two teaspoons* of cocoa powder, then stir in the vinegar.
6. Spoon overlapping blobs of the two batters into the patty cases until they are ¾ full. Do not mix.
7. Bake for 27-28mins. (mine only took like 15mins but my oven is scitzo). They should gently spring back when pressed. Cool completely if going to ice or eat the second they stop being so hot that they’ll burn your mouth.
Yields 9 cupcakes (mine however made 10 large ones, probably because of my enthusiastic use of cocoa powder)
Mmm Delicious! Bry xo