If you remember last year Tapanga and I attended a food fight with Persil for their Cook With The Kids campaign which aims to get more parents cooking with their children and trying great, new and healthy recipes. This year we were asked to take part again but sadly we couldn’t attend the event due to Tapanga being unwell but luckily we were able to take part at home.
For the cakes
- 150g Self Raising Flour
- 4 tbsp Custard Powder
- 150g I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter – Softened
- 125g Caster Sugar
- 2 Whisked Medium Eggs
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 12 Flat Bottomed Ice Cream Cones
For the icing
- 400g Icing Sugar
- 150g Flora Buttery
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp Milk
- Decorations of your choice
All you do is pre-heat your oven on gas mark 4 or at 160 for a fan assisted and get on to making the cake mix.
Sift your flour and custard powder together and then combine your spread and sugar together. Add 2 tbsp of the flour mix and eggs to the spread and sugar mix, beat to combine. Once done add the rest of the flour mix and the milk, stir firmly to combine, but don’t beat.
Place your cones into a cake tin or onto a baking tray and fill about half way up with cake mixture, try to get them all as even as possible so they all bake at the same time and rise to the same level. Place them into the oven carefully, making sure you don’t knock them over and bake for around 20 minutes until they are golden and cooked through.
While the cakes are cooling you can make the icing by sifting the icing sugar into a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and beat to combine. Once done place in the freezer for around 15 minutes for it to stiffen up so that you can pipe it easily.
Once the cakes are cool and the icing has stiffened up you can pipe away to create the look of an ice cream on top of your cake, add some sprinkles and even a chocolate flake if you have any!
We had so much fun making these and Tapanga loved that she could really get hands on with them, they were also so easy to make and so much more creative than just your average cupcake. They were also really delicious!
I would highly recommend having a look at the recipes on the Persil website and getting hands on in the kitchen with your kids, I am going to make Polenta on the Table next as it sounds SO tasty!
Have you done any cooking with your kids this summer? What do you think of Ice Cream Cupcakes?