Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Kids in the Kitchen - The Ultimate Choco Leibniz Cupcakes

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. I really thought that no-one was going to link up last week but then I was surprised with some last minute entries, so thank you so much for joining in.

We are taking part in the Bahlsen Bake Off and that means we have to cook something from their cookbook with Bahlsen Biscuits as an ingredient. The recipes are absolutely mouthwatering and we have already made two and I'm pretty hopeful I'll be working my way through both books. So this weeks Kids in the Kitchen recipe is one from Bahlsen, not the one we are entering into the bake off challenge so I can share it with you here.

First though let me say thank you to those that linked up (finally) last week.
The kids from The Brick Castle made these lovely colourful Rainbow Swirl Cookies
Bud and Little Miss from Red Rose Mummy made delicious Cheese and Paprika Straws
Ben and Elizabeth from My Mummy's Pennys used home grown peppers for their yummy Easy Pizza
We also had some amazingly Easy Pizza Bread from the boys from In The Playroom

The Ultimate Choco Leibniz Cupcakes

Before I begin I just wanted to tell you what I've learned about my children this week, they can cook! Now, I admit, I'm a bit of a control freak, I always butt in and often take over. However, filming them has put a different perspective on things. It's not so easy to take over when you are in control of the camera, you have to let them get on with it. Not only that but I don't like the sound of my own voice on videos so I've been keeping as quiet as I can too, no barking orders or being a bossy mum. 
We have made cupcakes many times so I knew this wouldn't be difficult for them. What I didn't realise is how much they could do by themselves with so little input from me. They read the recipe, weighed the ingredients and mixed them. They cracked their own eggs and managed to do it without getting shells in the mix. Over all they were amazing and these cakes they really did all by themselves. Well, apart from taking out of the oven and putting them to cool. 

2 Choco Leibniz dark biscuits
40g unsalted butter, softened
140g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour
40g cocoa powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
120ml milk

for the frosting

140g unsalted butter, softened
280g icing sugar, sifted
1-2 tbs milk
2 choco Leibniz dark biscuits


I preheated the oven to 170C/gas mark 3 and then processed the first two Choco Leibniz biscuits in a food processor until they resembled fine crumbs. This was my main input apart from putting in and taking out of the oven.

They all helped to put the cake cases on the tray. Then they measured the butter, sugar, flour and cocoa powder and put them in a big bowl. then they added the salt eggs and milk and mixed them all together. Finally they added the crushed biscuits and mixed again.

They put spoonfuls of the mixture into the cases.

I put the tray in the oven and we waited for them to cook. Then after 20 minutes I took them out and we left them to cool.

Then it was time to make the topping. They measured the butter into a bowl and seived in the icing sugar before adding the milk. They poured the mixture into a piping bag which I had prepared for them. Then they took it in turns to ice their chosen cakes.

The final two biscuits were broken into shards and used to decorate the cakes.

The end result was not so perfect looking cakes (although they were not too bad either!) But they tasted really nice. I am sorely tempted to make them again myself.

I don't have many photos because I was making a video of them. Sadly the video was not good because 1. my phone kept playing up and cutting off after about 10 seconds and 2. I commited the worst ever crime in photo filming and forgot to hold the phone horizontally!!

If you would like to see the actual recipe for Choco Leibniz Cupcakes you can find it on the Bahlsen Website along with some of the other yummy recipes.

Now it's your turn, please come and share your recipes that you have made with your kids help and link up to my linky. 

I'd also be mighty grateful if you included my badge in your post so others can see it and come along and join in.

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  1. Wow - they look amazing! And what a fantastic blogger project to be involved in. I would love to get more involved with foodie brands in future as we've ended up doing quite a lot of food posts lately. I feel so proud of your kids hearing about how well they did with their cooking and those photos in their chefs outfits are sooo cute. Really hope I'll get around to linking up this week - just had so much on - have been feeling exhausted. xxx

  2. Well done to your children for breaking their own eggs! <My 5 year old is still at the 'tap it really gently a few times then smash it to smithereens' stage :D
    The cakes look gorgeous too! :)

    1. And thank you for the mention - I'm a bit quicker this week :)

  3. Oooh I love chocolate leibniz! Especially the dark ones. I'll have to give these a whirl - they'd go down a treat in our house.

  4. Yum! I love chocolate leibniz biscuits! x


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