Earlier this week I thought it would be fun to do some baking with my toddler. She had a great time and got thoroughly messy and ate some of the cake mix while we went along but that’s what its all about. She loves to have a spoon and get involved but doesn’t understand that we have to cook it before she can eat it!
I went for something fairly simple to bake, just a simple cake base but with a few extras to make it nice and tasty.
- 100g margarine
- 100g sugar
- 100g self raising flour
- 2 medium eggs
- 3 heaped teaspoons ready made caramel (I use carnation)
- 3 heaped teaspoons chocolate spread
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- Line and grease an approx 15cm in diameter round cake tin (to be honest it doesn’t matter what size and shape cake tin you choose, this is what I chose this time. Just make sure its not too big, there’s not loads of mix but you can double up if you want to make a bigger cake!)
- Put the margarine, sugar, flour and eggs in to a bowl and mix together (either with an electric mixer or a wooden spoon).
- Split the mixture in to approximate thirds.
- In one of the thirds add the caramel and mix together.
- In another of the thirds add the chocolate spread and mix together.
- Leave the last third plain.
- Dot the plain cake mixture on the bottom of the baking tin leaving space between the blobs, then add the caramel mixture in a similar way and finally the chocolate mixture. Use a table knife to swirl them together to create the marble effect.
- Place the cake in the oven and bake for 25-30mins or until golden on top and a skewer comes out clean. (It takes a bit longer because of the caramel)
- Cool the cake and enjoy!