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Cake Trains

Yesterday I baked some train cakes with the 5 year old! It was only a cake mix as the scales are currently broken and in need of a replacement. But we still had fun anyhow. I picked up the ‘Jane Asher’ cake mixture from Poundland with some chocolate frosting that only equalled to £2 so fairly cheap and very tasty.

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First of all the 5 year old greased his silicone train moulds and set them to one side. I made sure that we had all the ingredients handy to one side already to make life a lot simpler. He then poured the chocolate sponge mix into a large mixing bowl and cracked in two eggs. Next he poured in some milk in a measuring jug (practising his maths – bonus!) and poured it in with the sponge mix and eggs, then whisked together until smooth – easy!

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Once he had mixed everything up we added a tablespoon of oil and stirred. I then poured the mixture into a measuring jug for him to pour into his silicone cake mould shaped as trains! We popped them in the oven and baked in 25 minutes.

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Once the cakes cooled, we then spread on some chocolate frosting and decorated them with smarties and marshmallows!