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Ice-cream Cakes

This is our first recipe in our 'School Holiday Baking' series which we will be posting over the next 6 weeks. Here at Bakes HQ we think its super important to get kids baking because its a great skill for them to learn and they also have great fun. Why not have a go at a few of our recipes with the kids and share their creations with us on Instagram using @bakesbox or #bakesbox. Our first bake is one we know they'll love, cakes disguised as ice-creams! You make a simple cake batter which is jazzed up with sprinkles which you then pour into ice-cream cones and bake. We've decorated ours with butter cream and sprinkles, but this is a chance for the kids to get creative! Why not buy some flakes, cherries or chocolate sauce for them to add to the top? image1 Ingredients (makes x10 cone cakes) Cake: 110g butter, softened 110g caster sugar 110g self raising flour x2 eggs x1 tsp baking powder x1 tbsp sprinkles x10 flat bottom ice-cream cones Decoration: 200g butter, softened 400g icing sugar x1 tbsp sprinkles Method Preheat the oven to 180C and stand 10 ice-cream cones in a cupcake tin. Whisk together all the cake ingredients until pale and fluffy. Evenly spoon the mixture into the cones, they should be about 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Remove from they tray and place on the table to cool. Meanwhile, make the icing by beating together the butter and icing sugar until smooth and light. Place into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle. Once the cakes are cool, pipe a big swirl of icing onto the cakes. Finish by putting the sprinkles on top.   Why not add some food colouring to the icing to make yours a different colour or add a little cocoa powder to your cake mix to make them chocolate? Don't forget to show us your bakes on Instagram using @bakesbox or #bakesbox. If your kids love being in the kitchen we have a Junior Bakes subscription box which would be a great present for any budding baker!

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