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The Best Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids – National Cupcake Day

Published on 7th June 2023 by Tessa Robinson

Are you looking for Cupcake Recipes for Kids? We have all the best Cupcake Recipes for Kids for Cupcake Day on the June 14th. Please do take a look at the amazing kids baking businesses and what else they can offer your children.


Chocolate Butterfly Cakes – Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids


  • 70g butter
  • 70g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 30 – 50 ml milk


  • 100g icing sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • Sprinkles

What to do:

  1. Wash your hands and put on an apron, ask a grown up to pre-heat the oven to 180c.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until soft & fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  4. Once you have mixed the egg in, add the cocoa powder until the mixture is all chocolatey.
  5. Fold in the flour, adding some milk if the mixture is a little stiff.
  6. Put your cupcake cases into your tins and divide the mixture between each one.
  7. Ask your grown up to pop them in the oven for approx. 15 mins until golden and springy to touch.
  8. While your cupcakes are cooling mix together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder to make your buttercream.
  9. Using a knife (you may want to ask your grown up to help you). Cut out a cone shaped piece of sponge in the middle of each cake.
  10. Spoon or pipe the buttercream into the hole and carefully split the sponge bit in half, this will make your wings. Carefully add two butterfly wings to each cake on top of your buttercream.
  11. Finish off with some sprinkles!

About Three Bears Cookery Club 

About Three Bears Cookery Club At Three Bears Cookery Club we teach children how to cook, explore foods, learn new skills, and develop independence in the kitchen.  We are passionate about all things baking and teaching children how to cook, giving them the opportunity to learn life skills in a fun and novel way.

Three Bears Cookery Club are a multi award-winning children’s cookery school and support the cooking & nutrition curriculum. We work in primary schools delivering our After School Clubs & curriculum classes. We also deliver online cookery classes and holiday workshops & you can learn new skills at home with our monthly baking boxes. Plus, we can host your child’s birthday party.

In each of our classes’ children will learn how to make a variety of sweet & savoury dishes using different techniques. We talk about where the ingredients come from and how we use them. At the end of each class, they will take home their creation plus the recipe card.

You can find out more about our classes and baking boxes by visiting our website www.threebearscookeryclub.com we do hope you will come along and join in the yummy fun!

Baby Owl Cupcakes – Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids

Baby Owl Cupcakes with Enjoibox (Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids)

Owls are cute, but baby owls are a hoot! These adorable owl cupcakes are sure to dazzle.

Help the owls see with sliced sandwich biscuits “eyes” and make them cute with chocolate chip “beak.”

Prep 20 min

Cook 15 min


  • 175 g Unsalted Butter
  • 4 tbsp. Boiling Water
  • 115g Self-Raising Flour
  • 165g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 40 g Cocoa Powder
  • For the buttercream
  • 60 g Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 3 tbsp. Milk
  • 30 g Cocoa Powder
  • 250 g Icing Sugar
  • Oreo biscuits
  • Chocolate chips

What you will need to do:

  • Step 1 Heat oven to 200°C (400°F, Gas mark 6). Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Step 2 Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl, pour in the boiling water and mix into a thick paste. Add the remaining cake ingredients and mix with an electric hand whisk (or beat with a wooden spoon).
  • Step 3 Divide the mixture equally between the 12 paper cases. Bake in a preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes until well risen. Cool in the cases on a wire rack.
  • Step 4 To make the chocolate icing melt the butter and pour it into a bowl. Sift in the cocoa powder and stir in the icing sugar a little at a time to make a glossy and spreadable. If the icing is too thick, gradually add the milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Step 5 Pipe the chocolate icing over the cupcakes. Now it’s a fun part! Start decorating your owls, add “eyes” to help them see and “beaks” to look adorable. Enjoy!

About Enjoii Baking Box

Enjoii baking boxes are great for keeping your kids entertained and introducing them to the joy of baking.

Delivered to your door, they’re something to look forward to – and the perfect excuse to step away from the screens and make a nice family activity for the weekend.

great variety of seriously exciting recipes and baking ideas for every child to enjoy.

Each box includes two yummy baking recipes, collectable recipe cards with easy to follow step by step instructions, all the dry and pre-measured ingredients you need for the recipes. You’ll get cookie cutters and piping bags when needed and a fun activity magazine for your children, packed with games, experiments, puzzles and more things to do while the bake is in the oven.

Available as one off purchase and on subscription basis.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/enjoiibox/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Enjoiibox-174966754099262/

Lemon Meringue Cakes – Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids

Lemon Meringue Cakes with Mrs Bun the Baker (Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids)INGREDIENTS:

  • 100g MARGARINE
  • 2 EGGS
  • 3-4tbsp LEMON CURD


  • Preheat the oven to gas 4 or 180c (fan 160c).
  • You will need a muffin tray and 6 paper cases.


  • Place the margarine into a bowl and soften it with the back of a spoon.
  • Add the sugar and mix until it sticks to the bowl.
  • TIP: If you can hold the bowl upside down without the mixture falling out, you have creamed enough.


  • Crack the eggs into a jug and beat with a fork.
  • TIP: To crack the egg, tap it lightly on a table. If it’s not cracked have another go, but not too hard!
  • Add the eggs slowly to the mixture, beating well after each addition. (Do not add them all at once-you will flood the mixture and it will curdle).

4. MIX

  • Add in the flour and lemon essence/zest.
  • Fold through gently with a tablespoon.
  • Place a tablespoon of mixture into each paper case, if you have some mixture left, share it out between them.


  • Place them in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and spongy.


  • Once the cakes are out of the oven, leave to cool.
  • Once cooled, use a teaspoon and scoop a hole from the top of the cake.
  • Fill the hole with lemon curd and press the sponge back on the top.


  • Place a spoon of butter icing on the top of each cake. Crumble up the meringue and sprinkle over the top.

About Mrs Bun the Baker

About Mrs Bun the BakerMrs Bun the Baker moved around a lot when she was young which is maybe where her passion for food came, from loving the Northern Hotpots, Coastal Fish n Chips to learning Macaroni wasn’t just a pudding it was also a cheese dish too! She was also a very inquisitive baker, ever since she could sit on the kitchen table and lick the mixing bowl! Hooked.

She travelled abroad learning much about food and its relationship with cultures. She studied Home Economics, Nutrition and Catering right through school to university, then gained her teaching qualification, spending her next years teaching what she had loved to study.

Mrs Bun the Baker decided to start her own cookery school in 2014 and has quickly become an award winning Hands On. Fun, well known Cookery school in Oxfordshire. Winning best new business locally and small business 100 nationally. From young buns to older buns, there is no age limit of when you want to pick up making, baking and cooking. Creating magical moments in the kitchen with her engaging, knowledgeable and fun classes she’ll help you on your way to make nutritious healthy meals for all the family as well as enjoying those sweet treats we like too. They are online and face to face whichever you prefer. Everyone can build confidence and start their passion for food, which they’ll hopefully take with them on their life’s journey… after all, we all need to feed ourselves!

Knowing she cannot always reach you all she has published 2 recipe books containing foolproof recipes from snacks, mains to sweets, meals for the family to enjoy and both children and adults can make them.

Website: www.mrsbunthebaker.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrsbunthebaker

Twitter: AMrsbunthebaker

Instagram: MrsBunthebaker

Phone: 07870727007

EMAIL: [email protected]

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes – Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids

Lemon Drizzle Cupcakes with Smart Raspberry Cookery School 

Equipment needed: muffin tray, cupcake cases, large bowl, wooden spoon, weighing scales, small bowl, fork, sieve, grater/ zester, measuring spoons, sharp knife, chopping board, spatula, skewer, wire rack, table knife.


  • 110g butter, softened
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

For the buttercream:

  • 55g butter, softened
  • 110g icing sugar, sifted
  • juice of ½ lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas mark 4. Line a muffin tin with 6-8 cupcake cases.
  2. Beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Break the eggs into a small bowl and lightly whisk with a fork.
  3. Gradually add the beaten egg to the butter mixture, stirring after each addition.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder into the cake mixture and add the lemon juice, zest and milk, stir until smooth. Spoon the mixture evenly into cupcakes cases, making sure you don’t overfill them.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Leave the cakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
  7. To make the buttercream, mix together the butter and icing sugar then add the lemon juice.
  8. Once the cupcakes have fully cooled, spread the buttercream over the cupcakes.
  9. Decorate with a little lemon zest if desired.
  10. Best eaten on the day but can be stored in an airtight container for a few days.

About Smart Raspberry Cookery School

Do you struggle to fit in cooking with your child whilst juggling all the other demands of being a parent?  We help children and young people to develop a valuable life skill by running fun cookery classes so that even fussy eaters grow up to be confident happy cooks with a wholesome appreciation of food.  Our classes are delivered in person and online by professional, enthusiastic teachers who are passionate about educating children in cookery skills.  We partner with schools, run Duke of Edinburgh skills courses, school holiday workshops and parties.

Children will develop confidence in the kitchen, learn new skills and we will help to widen your child’s food choices and develop a healthy fun and inquisitive relationship with food that gives them a platform to build on for life.  Oh and the best bit is they get to share their delicious recipes with you!

Here’s what one of our students has to say:

“I love smart raspberry and really look forward to my Saturday classes. It teaches how to cook on your own and learn new skills. It has encouraged me to make different things and try new foods. I like the sausage rolls and focaccia bread is my favourite recipe” – Katie

We would love to offer you a FREE trial to one of our online classes:

Visit our website – www.smartraspberry.com

Email us – [email protected]

Facebook –  @SmartRapsberry

Instagram – Smart_Raspberry

Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes – Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids

Britain Loves Baking – Banana & Chocolate Cupcakes (Easy Cupcake Recipes For Kids)

These are perfect for a day out or picnic and easy to store and carry with no frosting to make a sticky mess. The perfect yummy on the go cupcake for all the family


  • 100g Vegetable Oil
  • 50g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 bananas (about 300g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 80g of Milk Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Line a cupcake tray with 12 paper cases.
  2. Beat the oil and the sugar in a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Peel the bananas and add to the bowl in rough chunks, then add the eggs. Beat again until everything is well combined and
  3. Sieve together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into the banana mixture and gently mix to combine. Add 50g of the chocolate drops.
  4. Divide the mixture between the paper cases ¼ from the top. Bake for 18-205 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Cool in the tin for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack.
  5. Melt the remaining chocolate drops and when the cup cakes are cool, drizzle the chocolate on the top and leave to set.

About Britain Loves Baking

Britain Loves Baking is the new home of family baking. Whether you’ve recently discovered the joys of baking or are an accomplished baker looking for new ideas for baking, we provide all the ambient and dry ingredients that you need to create the perfect sweet treats or yummy bread in one baking box. Our baking boxes are delivered direct to your door.

From cookies to muffins to our utterly delicious Orange Chocolate bread, our range of specially created, tried and tested recipes, will help you to learn new baking skills whilst making mouth-watering goodies. We are regularly bringing out new recipes for you to enjoy and with the prices of our baking boxes starting at only £8, there has never been a better time to indulge your passion for baking. After all, nothing is quite so special as homemade baking created with love to impress friends and family.

FB @britainlovesbaking

Twitter: @uklovesbaking

Website: www.britainlovesbaking.com

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