Mother’s day is fast approaching and now my son is getting older he is getting more independent. He decided he wanted to do some baking for Mother’s Day. Luckily I had some help at hand, Betty Crocker was on standby to help out. Now before you think that Betty Crocker herself walked into my kitchen and started helping my son to bake, I must tell you that it was actually her range of cake and biscuit mixes that came to my rescue. It would have been quite nice to have Betty Crocker supervising but the cake mixes were the next best thing. They allowed my son to mix and bake without having to use the scales. All that was needed was to add some water, or eggs to the mix and a perfect bake was achieved.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
First he made some chocolate chip cookies using Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix. All that he had to do was tip the packet into a bowl, add some water and mix into a dough. The cookies were then placed on a baking tray and cooked in the oven.
They turned out really well, soft and chewy with plenty of chocolate chips. My only complaint was there were not enough, next time I will use two packets of mix. My son was really pleased that he had made them himself and wanted to start on the next project which was a Victoria sponge.
The Victoria sponge was just as easy to make, the most complicated part was lining the cake tins. I have very old cake tins which tend to leak if I am not careful. I need to make sure the baking parchment prevents any of the mixture escaping. My son added eggs, water and some cooking oil to the cake mix and whisked it up.
The mixture was then poured into the tins and baked for twenty minutes. The smell as it cooked was gorgeous. The cakes were then left to cool so we could ice them. Waiting for them to cool always seems to take forever, my son waiting impatiently.
Betty Crocker was also on hand to help with the icing. Buttercream icing can be fiddly and I always end up with icing sugar everywhere. The vanilla icing with rainbow sprinkles was perfect, just spread it on and top with the rainbow sprinkles. There was even enough for the middle and the top of the cake. We added a layer of jam to the middle of the Victoria Sponge as well.
Betty Crocker have a range of different cake mixes, biscuit mixes and icing which are great if you want to mix up a cake in a hurry or let your child bake you a cake. Are you baking for Mother’s Day? I would love to know what you are making.
I was sent some Betty Crocker products to try out in return for an honest review.