I have done a lot of activity blog posts with Lily recently, but not with Jack. So today we put that right with Jack’s Scooby snacks. Jack never misses a trick, and wanted to know when he can make cakes for the website. Normal cakes won’t do for Jack, so he came up with the idea for Scooby snacks.
Jack’s Scooby snacks are basically just your normal chocolate cake, cut into the shape of a bone, and then the option of decorating with icing. So here is the simple recipe.
- 75g plain flour (sifted)
- 25g cocoa powder
- 100g caster sugar
- 100g butter
- Ready to roll icing
- Writing Icing
We used a shallow square tin to make the cake.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl, add the eggs in one at a time, whilst sitting in the flour and cocoa power. Gently fold the mixture together until it is ready to transfer to the tin. Bake at 180c for 25-30 minutes.
It’s as simple as that! Other than helping him weigh the ingredients out, Jack was perfectly capable of doing it all himself. Which for me is the important thing. Do really simple recipes that Jack and Lily can do without any help, when they have mastered them, try something a bit more complicated.
Making Jack’s scooby snacks
Once the cake has been baked and cooled, it is time to make the bone shapes. We have loads of shaped cake cutters, and I managed to find a bone shaped one. Which made things easy for Jack, if you don’t have one it’s not too difficult to cut a bone shape out by hand. Obviously depending on age and ability of the child, the adult may have to take over for that part.
Jack decided he wanted to leave some of the Scooby Snacks plain, and decorate some. He used ready to roll icing, and used the bone shaped cutter, to cut it to shape. As you can see from the photo below, Jack’s didn’t roll the icing out much. You might prefer to roll in a bit flatter! For the finishing touches Jack used some different coloured icing pens, to add a touch of colour.
Jack was very pleased with what he had made, and Lily was very impressed too. Which Jack was pleased with, though he tried to hide it I caught his smile at Lily’s praise.
They were a nice little treat, mine went down well with a nice cup of tea. Of course with them being Scooby Snacks Jack had to share them with his Snuggly’s (click here to find out about the Snuggly’s, if you don’t know who they are), they gave them the thumbs up too.
I’m in the baking groove now, so there will probably be more foodie posts to come, as it’s something we all enjoy doing. The big question though, would you have your Scooby Snack plain, or with the icing? Let us know in the comments below, thanks.