Cupcakes recipe for kids – Develop those culinary skills from young

This cupcakes recipe for kids’ activity will generate loads of smiles while baking.

Cupcakes recipe for kids – Develop those culinary skills from young

If there is an exciting activity for the kids, it is baking cupcakes in the kitchen. This cupcakes recipe for kids is perfect to hone their culinary skills and will be so much fun.

At The Rubens Hotel in the UK, the Red Carnation Hotel Collection offers a pastry chef experience which enables little ones to see professional chefs at work. This gives the young generation the opportunity to create their very own cupcakes.

Below is the same easy cupcakes recipe for kids so that you can recreate this fun experience for your children at home. It is the perfect at-home activity. You can complete your cupcakes with sweet treats that you have in your house already, whether that’s sprinkles, chocolate or fruit.

This cupcakes recipe for kids’ activity will generate loads of smiles while baking. But the biggest smiles will be on your little ones’ faces when they take a bite of their own baked goodies and their faces are covered in the sweet frosting.

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Recipe by Dirnise Britz Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • Cupcakes
  • 125 g butter softened/margarine

  • 125 g castor sugar

  • 125 g self-raising flour

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Frosting
  • 140 g softened butter

  • 280 g icing sugar

  • 1 tablespoons milk

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • few drops food colouring

  • For the orange buttercream variation
  • 1 large orange zest

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

  • For the chocolate variation
  • 25 g cocoa powder

  • 75 g milk or dark chocolate, melted


  • Cupcakes
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl. 
  • Stir in the beaten eggs. 
  • Sift in the self-raising flour and mix until just combined. Take care not to overmix. 
  • Transfer the mixture into cupcake cases, filling halfway. 
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  • When the cupcakes are ready they will have risen and should be a golden brown colour. If in doubt, check they are cooked throughout by inserting a metal skewer/cocktail stick and see if it comes out dry. 
  • Frosting
  • Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft.
  • Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Add the remaining icing sugar and one tablespoon of the milk and vanilla extract and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.
  • Beat in the remaining milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
  • Stir in the food colouring, if using, until well combined.
  • For the orange buttercream variation
  • Omit the milk and vanilla from the basic recipe.
  • Stir in the zest and juice until thoroughly combined.
  • For the chocolate variation
  • Omit the milk from the basic recipe.
  • Cream the butter and sugar, as above, also adding the cocoa powder.
  • Allow the melted chocolate to cool for 10 minutes before adding to the whipped butter and sugar. Beat until well combined.


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