Kid-Friendly Baking Ideas for Mother's Day


Baking’s a brilliant way to introduce little ones to cooking and teach them some important kitchen skills. It’s inexpensive and easy to make yummy cakes and biscuits and it also means you know exactly what’s gone into them. What’s more, baking with kids can be a fun activity to do when it’s pouring with rain outside, or just to keep littlies entertained throughout the school holidays.

So, without further ado, GoneDigging serves up some tasty recipes youngsters will love – they’ll be especially nice to eat on Mother’s Day, not to mention at birthday parties, after school and more. Best of all, they’re recipes little ones can help with – some are even fitting for older kiddies to make themselves!

What You’ll Need 

A loaf tin, set of weighing scales, piping bag, pastry cutter, chopping board, large mixing bowl, mixing spoon, set of measuring spoons and cups, saucepan, cake tins or muffin tins and a wire cooling rack.

Additional Extras

A hand mixer or food processor, rolling pin, electric whisk, flexible spatula, sieve, kitchen timer. 

Basic Ingredients

Self raising flour, caster or granulated sugar, eggs, butter or margarine, cocoa, vanilla extract, baking powder and icing sugar.

Lemon Curd and Blueberry Loaf Cake

Little ones can help make this simple springtime treat with their mum this Mother’s Day. To make it super scrumptious, why not add a little extra lemon curd and serve with yogurt for an uber delicious pud? This delicious loaf cake is best enjoyed alongside a nice steamy mug of tea.

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

Children will love helping with this mouth-watering Easter favourite. If they’re not so keen on the proverbial hot cross buns, they’ll love these alternative Easter buns. Not only that, they’ll learn all about kneading, shaping, piping and division skills.

Chocolate Fudge Cupcake

These vibrant, super-fun cupcakes are perfect for kids’ parties and most mums will love enjoying one (or three!) with their littlies on Mother’s Day.

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Who doesn’t love the crunchy sweetness of a choccie cornflake cake? Kids, whatever the age, will enjoy making these with their mum, not to mention eating them! Why not get the whole family in the kitchen to make these easy-to-make treats?

Little Jam Tarts

In just under 30 minutes, these little tarts of jammy sweetness are great to make with a selection of homemade jams.