Friday, 9 August 2013

Moist Apple Cake ~ Children's Baking

One of my girls was at a loose end yesterday and asked if she could bake a cake. I'm hardly going to say no!

On the back of the packaging (which my 3 year old opened a bit too excitedly) from some Silicone Children's Bakeware from Pyrex was a recipe for an Apple Sponge which is really simple to make, so I left her to bake by herself. Last time I did this was when she made Ice Cream Bread, so I maybe should have learnt, but hey, what could go wrong?


"10 minutes later and I had a "help" from the direction of the kitchen, followed by "this looks like sick, is it right?". "Erm....not usually, no".


After a bit of explaining about why you shouldn't just add the eggs and milk all at once, instead you should add them bit by bit and mix well each time, and 5 minutes with a hand blender, we were back on track.

The Pyrex Flexi-Twist For Kids Numbers Tray is a fantastic cake dish that is really fun and different and it only arrived the other day, so she was keen to try it out.



My daughter left the peel on the apples which she claimed was more healthy, I suspect it was also more lazy! She also got cake mix everywhere, but she did clear up, so I'll forgive her..


The cake looked and smelled great, we had to wait until it was cool to turn it out so that it didn't crumble.  


One of the best things about silicone is the ease of cleaning. All the burned messy bits just slide right off. Great when your chef isn't incredibly neat.


Your baking also comes out of silicone bakeware really easily, all we had to do was turn it upside down over a plate and it just fell out. The end result was fantastic, we were all delighted with it - especially the 2 little boys. Our 4 year old is confident with numbers, and took great delight teaching the 3 year old! 


The cake itself was lovely, the peel was soft and I think she was right to leave it on. It's quite dense as you'd expect with  a cake containing so much apple, and it went beautifully with some vanilla ice cream...


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37 comments:

  1. This looks really good and the design of the bakeware makes the cake look really effective, so you don't have to ice it.

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    1. That's very true, although if you weren't having ice cream or custard with it, a little runny milk and icing sugar mix drizzled over the top would be great... :oP

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  2. that looks delicious. Tell her she's welcome to come and bake at my house any time ;)

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  3. That looks awesome, both the cake and the design. I am drooling, you may send me my piece now!

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    1. There are 2 pieces left - you might have to fight for it though!

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  4. wow this has turned out so nice! cant wait to try making mine

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    1. It's fantastic, I'm really impressed! :D

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  5. How fabulous does that cake look??! I haven't tried cooking with silicone bakeware yet - need to buy some first!!

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    1. Thanks hon! Silicone is brilliant for cakes and Yorkshires and things that would usually stick - you should definitely try it :)

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  6. yummy, I have apples that need eating up, may make an apple cake tomorrow

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  7. The cake looks lovely, and I really like the case, noticed it the other day - thanks for linking up with #summerplay

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    1. Thank you, and you're welcome. Thank you for hosting :)

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  8. I love that baking mould! Z would go crazy for it!

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    1. It is really cool. They do several different shapes and sizes :)

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  9. i love the baking mould! excellent!

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  10. I might have to pinch that recipe it looks lovely and the kids have just decided that apple cakes are better than chocolate cakes (I think they were swapped in the night, they can't be mine!)

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    1. We're trying to decide which we'll make next? Pineapple? :)

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  11. That looks yummy. You might be reviewing Pyrex but if you need someone to review your cake, I'm your girl (woman) ;) Great post xx

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    1. Charlotte Brown aka Distressed Housewife, BTW xx

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    2. Hahaha - thanks Charlotte....unfortunately with my family we had a number each and there was only one left (literally!) - which was chef's privilege... :D

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  12. My hubby loves any kind of apple cake, he would have loved this! With custard though probably :)

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    1. Definitely my favourite too when the weather's a bit cooler :)

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  13. That's an epic cake mold! I do love silicone if it's the quality kind, but never buy the crap they sell in the supermarket, that sticks badly!

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    1. Isn't it just! I know what you mean about the generic silicone, it's too thin and flimsy too!

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  14. I love the cake mould and the cake looks really nice as well

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    1. Thank you - it was delicious and the cake mould is awesome :D

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  15. oh i love the shapes of this cake!

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  16. Love apple cake and the mould is a great invention

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    1. They're both excellent - we're doing pineapple next :D

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  17. Looks really good - I think I'll have to give it a go! Love the tin too :)

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    1. Thank you! It's a great dish isn't it? :D

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  18. This looks fab - can't believe how well it turned out of the silicon - really impressive!

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    1. It's brilliant for cakes and Yorkshires and things like that :)

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