2 Occasion Desserts Your Kids Will Love

Got a birthday coming up? Or perhaps your kid has done exceptionally well in their school report? Or, maybe you’re nearing a big holiday and want a way to celebrate through food? Look no further than these recipes. These desserts are special enough to celebrate any event, but they are also kid-friendly, meaning everyone can enjoy a taste of a sweet treat.

Orange Syrup Sponge Cake


To make the sponge:

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs

To make the syrup:

  • 2 oranges
  • 3/4 cup of sugar


Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking powder. Gradually add the dry mix to the butter and sugar, when you’ve added and mixed in about half, beat an egg into the mix. Add the rest of the dry mix and beat in the second egg. Pour the mix into muffin cases, and then bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.

Allow the sponges to cool. In a pan, mix the juice and zest of two oranges with the sugar for the syrup. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat and allow to cool. Pour a tablespoon of syrup over each sponge, and then serve with cream at the table.

Chocolate and Coconut Torte


  • 1 cup of dark chocolate
  • 1/10 cup of corn flour
  • 1/4 cup of full fat milk
  • 2 cups of double cream
  • 1/2 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of dried coconut


Break or chop the chocolate. Put the corn flour into a cup and whisk in the milk until smooth. Next, pour the cream into a saucepan into which all the ingredients can fit. Add the broken chocolate, sugar, coconut oil and dried coconut. Place over a medium heat and whisk until the chocolate starts melting. Whisk in the cornflour and milk mixture, then keep stirring until the mixture thickens. Make sure the mix doesn’t boil. Pour the mix into a wide measuring jug, then put the jug into the fridge for 15 minutes. Once it’s starting to set, pour into a greased and lined cake tin, and put back into the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to serve it, consider adding some fresh berries to each plate to give a color and flavor twist.