Kids in the Kitchen – Healthy Apple Cake

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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 the warmer months in Queensland), which means it rules out many recipes.  So I want to share my trick with you on how to easily cook a ‘butter at room temperature’ recipe with cold butter.

{The Organised Housewife} Cold to Room Temperature butter tip

My tip is to grate the butter, step away for a few minutes then it will be ready for you to use in your recipe.

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Kids in the Kitchen – Healthy Apple Cake

{The Organised Housewife} Kids in the Kitchen

Miss 11 is back in the kitchen today baking us some lovely afternoon tea… a healthy apple cake.  I encourage you to get the kids in the kitchen these school holidays, it’s a fantastic way to spend time together with the kids, creating independence and helping them to learn to read with elements of maths too!  Click here to view more great kids in the kitchen recipes.

{The Organised Housewife} Kids in the Kitchen - Healthy Apple Cake

She starts with getting together all the ingredients

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and then washing her hands, ooh I love her smile

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Beat butter until pale and fluffy and then add eggs

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Fold through flour, baking powder and cinnamon.  Such precision.  I did teach her how to scrape the excess off with a knife afterwards.

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Pour in maple syrup and vanilla.  Miss 11 is getting a really good understanding now of the best ways to measure

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Add in peeled and grated apple.  My kids love peeling for me, very helpful on busy weeknights!

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Mix all ingredients together

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Use an empty butter packet to grease the pan

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Pour mixture into greased pan and bake in preheated oven

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She is as proud as punch

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A delicious butter apple cake

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click here recipe western star

What is your favourite fruit type cake?

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14 comments

Maree September 25, 2014 - 9:26 AM

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.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 8:49 AM

Maree, she is beautiful. There are some great recipes on the site, hope you can find one that can enjoy cooking with your kids!

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Julie R September 25, 2014 - 9:27 AM

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.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 8:51 AM

There are so many easy recipes available in the cyber world Julie, maybe a kids cookbook could make for a nice Christmas gift 🙂

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Yvonne September 25, 2014 - 8:35 PM

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. lol

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 8:51 AM

that’s right Yvonne, they are slower but they have so much fun. Yes, my daughter sits and wait ooh so patiently, like she is on My Kitchen Rules waiting to hear our verdict… always love it. Such a positive thing that she is enjoying cooking and baking in the kitchen.

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Yvonne October 1, 2014 - 4:23 PM

We had our 6 year old grandson over so our 11 year old granddaughter both made a Banana Cake, with cream cheese icing. The only problem we need two bowls to lick out lol. one not content in having anything else, utensils etc. to lick. more washing up lol.

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Melissa Pratt September 26, 2014 - 10:37 AM

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 😉

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 8:52 AM

Ooh that cake stand is gorgeous Melissa, I borrowed it from a friend, was so reluctant to give it back LOL 😉 Yes, she has been a wonderful help these school holidays while my assistant has been on holidays, it’s such a delight to see her grow and blossom.

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Tee September 28, 2014 - 11:48 AM

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!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 1, 2014 - 8:53 AM

She is so proud Tee, she loves cooking and baking, it’s her happy place.

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suman sidal October 21, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Nice apple cake n very healthy.send
More recipes.my kids n family enjoyed
Thank u so much .

Thank u.suman

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 21, 2014 - 1:43 PM

Glad you enjoyed the Healthy Apple Cake.:)

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Sally January 24, 2016 - 3:30 PM

So buttery, very nice, will make again. I replaced the 200gm maple with 100gm honey, used half wholemeal, half white self raising flour and grated a small carrot and small red apple (using blender) rather than a Granny Smith. Lovely, thanks.

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