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Easy Dessert Recipes for Kids

How to make easy dessert recipes for kids they will love. From small batch cupcakes, to semi homemade desserts, try these with your children this weekend.

Why you should bake with you kids, and how to make it not only FUN but a learning experience too!

If you love to bake with your kids you know that things need to be EASY in order for them to be fun! They’re ready for the end product before they’ve even started. I do my best to create easy dessert recipes for kids when we think about starting a baking project. Let me show you how I try to make it fun, while learning too! Special thanks goes out to Pillsbury™ cake mixes and Walmart for helping us mix up a moment.

We are always looking to make something “fun” when the holidays arrive too. This time it was close to Easter time so we started with our favorite Pillsbury chocolate cake mix and frosting.

We and decided to tackle cupcakes this time. Let me tell you why I start with these 2 things and plan from there.


Cake mix and ready to use frostings help in creating easy dessert recipes for kids. You only need a few ingredients for your cake mix and you’re done!

What’s even better is that Pillsbury has TONS of different colored frostings that come with Funfetti sprinkles. I can skip the food coloring and the “I hope this looks right” step when I am trying to create the perfect shade.

  • We put our heads together and came up with an idea that would be fun for Easter so Orange All Star™ Vanilla frosting would be perfect for that!
  • Then use some later to make edible playdough together too!

Planning is half the fun when you’re baking with kids. They come up with the cutest ideas. Although some are a little far fetched you can usually modify what they’re thinking to what would actually work “in real life”. Then create something together that everyone will love.

Easter cupcakes.

It was time to get our cupcakes ready. There’s nothing wrong with a little learning while you’re cooking right. That is if you can sneak it in there and not have them realize they are actually learning anything. 😉

Cooking basics such as learning how to crack an egg is a great lesson to incorporate. We don’t think about it as we’re throwing things together and baking, but it’s something new for kids and generally new means fun!!

Let them do it with you help first (in a separate bowl), and then allow them to do it.”That was the best part” she said at the end.

Easy dessert recipes for kids.

We tried something different this time by adding 1 large marshmallow to a few of the chocolate cupcakes as a “surprise”, and they came out really well. We will have to do this again next time. What’s fun when cooking with kids is you can experiment.

If you have 6 cupcakes you’re baking, let them add something to a few of them and see how they turn out.

You never know, they might have a great idea you may incorporate later (this one was my daughter’s and I actually would do this again – S’more cupcakes??).

Baking with kids

Adding “extras” is fun too with kids. Brainstorm with them before you start baking and when you’re at the store.

Decide together what flavor cake mix you want, frosting, and any added goodies that will make the decoration process more fun, this will entice them to want to cook with you again and again.

We added some greenery to the top of your frosted cupcakes and Easter cupcakes !! It was a really great afternoon together and a really yummy ending. 😉

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