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Kids in the Kitchen – Healthy Apple Cake

This post is sponsored by Western Star Butter There are occasions that I feel like cooking at the spur of the moment, however many of the recipes that I love to cook and the one below require butter at room temperature and I tend to keep my butter in the fridge (it get’s too soft here in […]

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  • Maree

    Your daughter is so lovely, I wish mine wanted to cook more I agree there are many benefits, will look through those recipes you suggested and will get them to make a few things these holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Julie R

    Love this post Kat seeing how much your daughter is enjoying the independence you have given her in your kitchen. Mine have made smoothies and a delicious carrot cake so far these holidays.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne

    Just love your daughters smile, such a lovely young girl. Our 11 year old granddaughter makes us dinner once a week. Its great to see her excitement to choose a recipe and then prepare and cook it. We make a special effort to make her feel great and tell her that she did such a wonderful dinner. I wonder how long it will be until the novelty will wear off. One thing though you have to allow extra time for the meal to get to the table not quite as fast as me her oma. lolReplyCancel

  • Lovely Photos Katrina. Miss 11 looks right at home in the kitchen. The future of the organised housewife empire is in good hands. Love the cake stand too ;)ReplyCancel

  • What a great school holiday activity, I think it’s great teaching kids about food and to show their creative side. She looks as proud as punch, I would be too if my cakes looked like that!ReplyCancel

{RECIPE} Banana & maple syrup bread

Banana and maple syrup bread   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Cake Serves: 10 Ingredients 125g butter, softened ½ cup caster sugar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 eggs 3 large bananas, mashed ¾ cup plain flour, sifted ¾ cup self raising flour, […]

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  • Mama's Style

    ooo this looks so good! i have some bananas that are getting squishy so tomorrow may be baking day ;-)ReplyCancel

Chocolate Slab Cake

I bake healthy snacks for my kids through the week, but occasionally I do like to treat them to something ooey, gooey and utterly yummy as a Friday after school treat. I found a recipe online for a Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Icing… I’ve never tried Chocolate Cream Cheese icing before, and must say, this […]

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  • How come we cant access recipes???

    Very disappointing and time wasting!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Amanda the links are above. It’s not my recipe to be able to type it up and reshare it, but click on the links in the pink in the first paragraph and you will find the full recipes there.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Also, click on the images for each of the other recipes and it will take you directly to the recipe page for those items.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah

    Thank you for sharing! I love your website and I don’t even have kids, but I am learning some awesome tips and tricks and so much creativity along the way :) keep it up!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thank you Hannah, I am so pleased you are enjoying the website, this cake is so yummy, no kids means more for you!!ReplyCancel

{RECIPE} Banana Butterscotch Trifle

Ooh my, this trifle was absolutely delicious.  It was hard to get a good photograph, because when served and spooned into a bowl it’s just a big blog, but wow blob or not the custard, butterscotch and cream all mixed together with the banana and cake tastes so good. My brother popped around when I made […]

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  • Donna Copen McKinnis

    yum! we are at the big Grandfather games in North Carolina. look forward to trying this once home. Ta. ReplyCancel

  • Marina

    Hi, got a bit stuck with your banana butterscotch trifle recipe. It doesnt state or imply whether the custard is 500g of straight custard powder? This seemed like a lot, so I thougdistinguish have supposed to say 500ml.

    I did a bit of internet searching and found a similar recipe using a 500g carton (premade) which is what I went with. thats an error aswell as cartons onlt come in mls so hard to distinguish which product it’s referring to.

    regards,

    MarinaReplyCancel

  • Briode

    Hi, just wondering if the cream/ custard mix is suppose to be thick?ReplyCancel

    • Hi Briode, It depends on the type of custard you are using. I used a cold pouring custard, it had just the right consistency.ReplyCancel

      • Briode

        Yeah I used the same but for some reason it’s really runny. I was wondering how I could make it a bit thicker?ReplyCancel

Coconut Ice Yoghurt Cake

Last week I suggested to my youngest that I will make the kids a cake for an after school treat, her request was coconut and pink icing.  Yum, I am going through a coconut phase at the moment, love anything coconutty!! The kids absolutely loved this cake, the cake itself was really nice and light with a […]

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  • Smaggle

    This looks amazing! I love your coconut obsession. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Savvy Spice

    This looks so delicious!! I love Ice Cream cakes and coconut too because it’s such a light nice flavor especially in the summer!

    xoDale
    http://www.savvysleepers.comReplyCancel

  • Rachel Keyte

    Considering there’s raw egg in the icing, how long do you think this cake would keep? Or would it need refrigerating?ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Clancy

    This was yummy but took over an hour to cook at 160 (fan-forced). I would do it at 180 next time, and then it would probably be the 40-45mins. I used berry yoghurt too, was delicious!ReplyCancel

  • OMG I love coconut ice! It was one of my favourite school fete treats :DReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      love food that brings back childhood memories!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina, I love the sound of this recipe, I think I will make this with my little ones tomorrow. They keep asking for cake. I am the same as you and love coconut.ReplyCancel

  • Alina Milczarek

    Looks nice will make it todayReplyCancel

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream cheese Frosting   Print Author: Katrina Ingredients 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs pinch salt ½ teaspoon bicarb soda 2 cups self raising flour 2 cups carrot, finely grated (approx 4 large carrots) ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg Cream Cheese Frosting […]

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  • SamK

    Hi Katrina,
    I made this yesterday. Very yummy and so moist. The only thing I did differently was to leave out the nuts so it is school friendly and, also, anyone who wants nuts at home can add them to the top of the icing before eating. This will very quickly become a family favourite. Thanks so much!
    SamReplyCancel

    • Great idea leaving the nuts out to make it school friendly, so pleased you enjoyed it!ReplyCancel

How to make a Rainbow Layer Cake

My youngest recently celebrated her birthday. We didn’t have a party, just spent the morning in the park with friends and had family over for dinner later that evening.  But, Miss now 9 had one request, she wanted a rainbow layer birthday cake.  Initially I panicked, thought that exceeded my cake making ability, however researched […]

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  • Jac_CommonChaos

    Love it Kat! I made a Monster High layer cake and had no idea those cake slicer things even existed! Took me a while to get even layers with a knife so I am totally grateful for that tip! Her cake looks fantastic, you did an awesome job.ReplyCancel

  • Gemma Harper

    Looks awesome – all the way from the UK. x :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jkirbs

    Kat,it looks great.But what size cake pan did u use?ReplyCancel

  • Anne

    Yummo Kat!
    Where’s our piece? Perhaps The Organised Housewife needs a birthday party too? Those who live locally can then get to meet you = maybe have a picnic in the park and we all bring a plate from a recipe we found on your site…. grin!
    On a totally different tack – I heard a really great quote on the radio this morning on my way to work which I’d love to share….
    “Help teach your children how to be happy, not rich. That way when they are older they will have learned the value of things not the price…”ReplyCancel

  • Whoa! That looks amazing! I did a layered snickers cake last year but it’s not as impressive as that!ReplyCancel

  • Siham Theccvillage

    That looks yummy !ReplyCancel

  • Pauline

    Thanks so much. Birthday’s coming up, this post is just in time!ReplyCancel

  • Barbi Bradbury

    I did this cake for my son’s 5th birthday but with m’nm’son the outside.ReplyCancel

  • Barbi Bradbury

    He was very happy.ReplyCancel

  • […] How to Make a Rainbow Layer Cake The Organised Housewife […]ReplyCancel

  • cinnamum

    Can you let me know where you bought the cake cutter? am having trouble sourcing one. with thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Falzon

    Hi, I’ve made a rainbow layer cake before and apart from being a bit fiddly and needing lots of room to store the cakes as they were cooling, it was pretty easy! And my daughter absolutely loved it as she is somewhat obsessed with rainbows and colours!
    Just going to get a bit picky though with your text…. you have a couple of small grammatical mistakes which I just had to point out…. In this paragraph “I used 2 x of this buttercream icing recipe, it made just enough, if I used anymore the cake would of been too sweet.” This should say “would HAVE been too sweet”. This is also repeated somewhere else in the text. I’m not doing this to be negative or anything but I just think it shows a bit more care to get little details like this right. I love your blogs and will definitely keep reading them though, don’t worry!ReplyCancel

  • Marjorie

    Hi Katrina – can I ask where you bought the sugared confetti? Thank you. This cake looks amazing. I am going to attempt it in July for my daughter’s 6th birthday party.ReplyCancel

  • June Harling

    If you are making these cakes in the future, use Sugarflair gel rather the Wilton as the colour is much more intense and you will be able to use less.ReplyCancel

  • Renee Gusa Nugent

    Going to give this a go for my Daughters Birthday….. wish me luck :p
    ReplyCancel

  • Nadia Bernardis

    Is the recipe on the cake packet?ReplyCancel

  • kayla djssf

    what shop did you buy the cake leveller from? i am from Australia and i can’t fine a cheap one.ReplyCancel

  • kaylla djdf

    what shop did you buy the cake leveller from? i am from Australia and i can’t fine a cheap oneReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Kaylla, i purchased it from Cake Bitz.:)ReplyCancel

  • Caroline

    Can you please tell me which Wilton Gel colours did you use exactly? I would love to achieve the same shades of colour in each layer that you did. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Hi Caroline, i brought them in a box of 8 Wilton gel from a cake shop and i believe you can also purchase them from spotlight.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina V

    Hi Katrina – I love this cake, do you think it suitable for a 1st birthday. Seriously considering it. Thanks Kat (Love your name :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Katrina, LOL thank you.:)
      Yes i think it would be a lovely bright beautiful cake for a 1st birthday cake.ReplyCancel

  • Marvelous content, thank You !!ReplyCancel

Buttercream icing

Buttercream icing   Print Prep time 5 mins Total time 5 mins   Author: Katrina Ingredients 125g butter, softened 1½ cups icing sugar mixture 1 tablespoon milk Instructions Place butter in electric mixer, beat on medium until light and fluffy (do not over mix). Add in icing sugar and milk, beating well until combined. Add […]

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2 Ingredients Fruit Salad Cake

I am slowly going through my pantry and using up all the food that I don’t want anymore, particularly the bad food!  I don’t want any temptations. I had an over supply of tinned fruit and packet cake mixes and I saw this recipe on  Love, Shoes and Cupcakes which I had to try. I say it’s […]

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  • I am doing the same thing and cleaning out my pantry. I do this a few times a year, and this is a great suggestion.ReplyCancel

  • Becci Sundberg

    I made this into muffins a couple of years back. Think it was in one of the 4 Ingredient books. A quick and easy recipe if you have the ingredients. Also a good one to make if you holiday in a caravan like us.ReplyCancel

    • That’s a clever idea for a caravan Becci, might have to share it with my in laws they love caravanningReplyCancel

  • Bella

    I’ve come back to this post to say that I LOVE this. I’ve made it with tinned fruit (mash up the big pieces) and with stewed fruit and it comes out really well. Lovely and moist and lasts for ages. I usually add in half a packet of choc chips if I’m making a lunchbox cake, but if I’m making a cake to take to church I add in some spice – ginger or something like that. I especially love that it’s so quick. Makes those “hmm everyone’s in bed but there’s no snack for the lunchboxes” moments less of a disaster. I’ve taken to buying packet mixes just to have some in the house to make this with.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole McRae

    Belinda Pattison how about this one?ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Knight

    Do you drain the fruit? Just the instructions say that you do but the picture looks like it’s not drained? Thanks ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Miller

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{Recipe } Fruit Loaf

I purchased a bag of mixed dried fruit recently to put in the kid’s school lunch boxes, but they really didn’t like them, which was surprising, usually they enjoy dried fruit.  Rather than the pack going to waste I used it in this really simple fruit loaf recipe. Please note with this recipe, you will […]

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How to make heart shaped cupcakes

As I have mentioned previously we don’t ‘do’ Valentines Day here.  But… maybe I’m wrong, maybe ‘I’ do do Valentines, I like to put a little note in the kids and hubbys lunch boxes along with a little red heart chocolate.  Just something simple to let them know they are loved.  I’m actually going shopping […]

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  • Awesome idea Katrina.ReplyCancel

  • Prerna

    Oohh.. LOVE this.. Thanks for sharing, Katrina!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    These look fantastic. I am going to make them for my youngest daughters birthday next month. I have only recently started following your blog and LOVE it!!!! I am even keeping up with the daily tasks.ReplyCancel

  • terry

    I tried the heart shaped cupcakes but they did not come out that way . do you only use 1 marble? Do you put it in the pan before the batter or after?ReplyCancel

  • […] can’t beat gorgeous heart cupcakes, and you only need a muffin tin and some marbles or […]ReplyCancel

  • Sydney Simmer

    These look amazing!! I might give them a go this weekend. Now to find a marble substitue..? :-)ReplyCancel

Easy Christmas Candy Cane Chocolate Cake

We had a family BBQ recently and I was asked if I could bring along some of my caramel tarts, but after hearing that over 20 people would be there I thought I’d make a few extra goodies.   Earlier this year I made a super easy kit kat cake which was fun to make with the […]

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Apple and Apricot Loaf

Apple and Apricot Loaf   Print Cook time 1 hour 10 mins Total time 1 hour 10 mins   Author: Katrina Ingredients ½ x 825g can apricot halves in fruit juice 2 x 120g tubs apple puree ⅓ cup brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten ¼ cup buttermilk 2 tlb olive oil 2 tlb lemon […]

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  • Tinkster

    The recipie mentions oil but there’s none in the ingredients. Mines in the oven now, looks good!ReplyCancel