Kids in the Kitchen – Valentines Cupcakes

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen.
We usually do our cooking for Kids in the Kitchen over the weekend when I can remember to get out my camera and take a few photos of the kids hard at work. This weekend was particularly busy, with not one but two parties! We still managed some quick cupcakes though. Not incredibly imaginative but for some reason the Little Man had been asking constantly for some pink icing, so what better than chocolate cakes with pink icing hearts on top.

Thank you to last weeks linkers, the fabulous Tickle Fingers with Valentine Biscuits and Mini Carrot Cakes, we HAVE to make those mini carrot cakes and soon!. Also thanks to Life With Baby Kicks for sharing Dinosaur Cakes and what it’s truly like cooking with a toddler.

Tickle Fingers is hosting a fabulous Toddler Cook Off competition, so do take a look and share a pic of your toddler and their creation. I’ll be entering very soon 🙂

Valentine Cupcakes.


125g unsalted butter
125g caster sugar
115g self raising flour
10g cocoa powder
2 eggs
for topping:
60g icing sugar
1 tsp cocoa powder
25g soft unsalted butter
about 100g pink fondant icing (we had some left over)


we creamed together the butter and sugar in a large bowl
then we added the eggs
we sifted in the flour and cocoa powder and folded into the mixture
we put into 12 cake cases and baked in a pre-heated oven at 170C gas mark 5 for about 12 minutes
To make the topping we sifted in the the icing sugar and cocoa powder into the butter and mixed until smooth.
We rolled out the pink icing and cut out pink hearts with a cookie cutter
we put a blog of the chocolate butter icing on each cake and placed a heart on top.
N.B You could use jam to stick on the hearts but my kids are not keen on jam.
This weeks helpers were Boo, who did all the cooking, and the Little Man who cut out the hearts out of the pink icing.

So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked,

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. (although adding the badge is not compulsory to joining in)


  1. February 10, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    Love the cakes. Can't beat a cupcake, especially for Valentine's Day. I've just linked up some more ideas of things a toddler can cook for Valentine's Day, including some savoury ones and Breakfast in Bed! Thank you so much for plugging the Cook-Off. Can't wait to see your entry!

    • February 11, 2015 / 11:12 am

      I'm loving your Valentines selection 🙂 I'd better get around to choosing my pic for your competition.

  2. February 15, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    ooh such lovely cupcakes. D baked some macarons successfully today which i thought was very brave as they are notoriously tricky. I asked if he wanted to blog about it but he was too exhausted to. Hopefully i will get around to blogging about it soon instead. x

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