My 8 year old daughter (Miss C) loves to watch Tilly Ramsey cooking on ABC iView.
She is always inspired to create something great in our kitchen. When cooking in the kitchen with an 8 year old I am always aware of her short attention span. If it is not quick and easy to make then I end up finishing the recipe whilst she disappears to do something else until they are cooked and she is ready to take the first bite.
Yesterday she had decided she wanted to make an after dinner treat. I remembered I had a cake pop maker that we hadn’t used in a very long time so I retrieved it out of our attic and we got started. The cake mix was quick and easy to make and the cake pops cooked in 5 minutes.
What a great success! Not only did the cake bites taste delicious, but Miss C made it all by herself whilst I worked on dinner.
I have included the recipe below, if you don’t have a cake pop maker I suggest using a mini cupcake tin and bake them in the oven at 180 deg celcius for 6-8 minutes.
Hidden rainbow Cinnamon Bites
- 60g softened butter
- 1/2 cup of caster sugar
- 1 Tspn vanilla extract
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- 1 Tspn baking powder
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 1 1/2 Tbspn rainbow sprinkles (additive free if possible)
- 1/3 cup milk (full cream)
- 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar placed into a small bowl
- Pre heat the cake pop maker (I have a light on mine tha illuminates when ready).
- Beat the butter sugar and vanilla in a bowl until ight and fluffy (we did this manually as it’s part of the fun however you could use a cake mixer and mix for one minute or a Thermomix or similar – speed 3,6 seconds repeat if required).
- Add egg and whisk well to combine (approx 30 seconds), cake mixer 10 seconds or Thermomix speed 2, 6 seconds.
- Add the flour, baking powder, milk and sprinkles and fold through until just combined (I suggest you do this manually so that you don’t over mix it).
- Add a heaped teaspoon of mixture to each cake pop section (do this fairly quickly as the mixture begins to cook once it is placed into the machine).
- Close the lid and cook for 5-6 minutes.
- Remove the little bites from the machine by using heatproof tongs. (Steam does escape as you lift the lid so you may want to wear an oven mit for safety).
- Roll the little cake bites into cinnamon until they are coated all over and place onto a serving plate.
These little bites are delicious warm or cold.