These easy vanilla cupcakes are perfect for kids to cook.
These cupcakes are made with basic ingredients, and don’t require any tricky techniques. The recipe is really forgiving so it is perfect for kids.
The kids will love baking these cupcakes, and they also perfect for the days when us adults have a hankering to bake but need something quick, easy and delicious!
When my kids asked me if we could bake something last Friday afternoon I picked these simple vanilla cupcakes, not because they are the most amazingly special cupcakes in the whole world, but because they are simple to make and they work every single time.
Here’s another simple and delicious snack kids can make.
If you are baking with kids you want a recipe that is easy for them to follow, uses basic baking techniques, is forgiving if the measurements are not exactly perfect, and that tastes good. These simple vanilla cupcakes are all of those things. Plus who doesn’t love a cupcake with butter cream icing/frosting and sprinkles!
Get the kids in the kitchen making these easy cupcakes. Even little hands can pour in dry ingredients, and preschoolers love learning how to crack eggs (tip – get them to crack the egg into a smaller bowl first so you can pick out any bits of shell before adding it to the cake mix!) and everyone loves to stir the mixture!
Older kids will be able to manage most of this recipe without help, they just might need some help with the hot oven. Tweens and teens will love adding fancy decorations to the cupcakes, but younger kids will have fun adding icing and sprinkles.
If you have kids who like to bake, give these simple vanilla cupcake recipe a try!
And here is a recipe for butter creaming icing (frosting).
This icing/frosting is just a little bit buttery, and this recipe makes just enough to ice these cupcakes!
Wait for the cupcakes to cook, then use a knife or spatula to spread the icing over the top, then dip them in a bowl of sprinkles!
- 20 gm softened butter
- 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and icing sugar until well combined and creamy.
- Add the milk a little at a time, adding more or less depending on how stiff or runny you want the icing to be.
Please note: these recipes use Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
What’s your favourite ‘keep it simple’ recipe?
What do you cook when your kids want to bake, or when you need something quick and simple?
If your kids love cooking check out these tips, tricks and recipes for cooking with kids, and you absolutely have to try this basic vanilla cake recipe – it’s like a giant version of these cupcakes, another great option for kids to cook.