4 Easy Kid-Approved Desserts to Make with Your Family

Baking desserts together can be a fun and enjoyable family activity in Singapore, and an excellent way for kids to build their confidence in the kitchen by learning how to make something from scratch and how to use basic home appliances such as baking ovens, mixer machines, food blenders, and more. 

Beyond the delicious result, baking also helps kids develop important life skills such as problem-solving and critical thinking. They must read recipes, understand measurements, and identify when something goes wrong. It teaches kids to pay attention to detail in order to get the best results while encouraging creativity by allowing them to customise their desserts and experiment with different flavours or decorations. 

Here are 4 easy kid-approved desserts to make with your family this weekend: 

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

These classic treats are a great beginner baking project for kids. These make the quintessential dessert for any Singapore home, which makes it a much more meaningful endeavour to take on with your children. All you’ll need here are a handheld mixer or stand mixer machine (a hand blender will also work), a baking oven, a spatula, and a digital scale.  

Recipe Yield: 12 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Baking Time: 15 minutes


  • Granulated sugar (100g)
  • Brown Sugar (165g)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Unsalted butter (115g; melted)
  • Egg (1)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • All-purpose flour (155g)
  • Baking soda (½ tsp)
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chunks (110g)
  • Dark chocolate chunks (110g)


  1. Using your stand or handheld mixer for baking, whisk together your sugars, salt, and butter. Mix until paste forms with no lumps remaining. 
  2. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat until light ribbons falling off your whisk momentarily remain on the surface of your mixture before re-integration.  
  3. Sift flour and baking soda into the mixture.
  4. Gently fold the mixture with your spatula or stand mixer machine on a slow speed setting, being careful not to overmix (overmixing can cause the gluten in your flour to toughen, which results in cakier cookies).
  5. Add chocolate chunks and fold the mixture again. 
  6. Chill the dough for 30 minutes (for a more toffee-like flavour, leave your mixture to chill overnight).
  7. Preheat the baking oven to 180°C.
  8. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop chilled dough onto the sheet. 
  9. Space your cookies 10 cm apart from one another and at least 2 cm away from the edges of the tray.
  10. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
  11. Let cool completely before serving.
  12. Enjoy your kid-approved desserts!

2. Strawberry Cream Cheese Bites

On top of being low-carb and keto-friendly, these delightful desserts are extremely easy to make and offer a gratifying sweetness your kids are sure to love. They also require little to no special baking equipment, with the only home appliances you need being a food or handheld blender and a digital scale. A food processor can also be used to help with dicing the strawberries. 

Recipe Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • Strawberries (150g; diced)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Coconut oil (60g)
  • Cream cheese (170g; softened)


  1. Blend diced strawberries using your food blender or handheld blender until pureed. 
  2. Add vanilla extract, coconut oil, and softened cream cheese into the mix and blend until smooth.
  3. Line the muffin tray with liners or grease it with coconut oil. Pour the mixture into the cups. 
  4. Freeze for 2 hours or until the mixture becomes solid. 
  5. Store in the freezer until serving.
  6. Enjoy your kid-approved desserts!

3. Funfetti Cake

What’s not to love about a buttery vanilla layer cake filled to the brim with rainbow sprinkles? Your kids will not only take great pleasure in devouring this indulgent dessert but also in helping you bake it from scratch. This towering rainbow delight is easily achievable with just a stand mixer machine, paddle attachment,  baking oven, and basic cake decorating set. 

Recipe Yield: 12-14 servings

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Baking Time: 25 minutes



  • Cake flour (443g; spooned and levelled) 
  • Baking powder (1 tsp)
  • Baking soda (1 tsp)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Unsalted butter (290g; softened)
  • Granulated sugar (350g)
  • Vegetable oil (80ml)
  • Eggs (4 large; room temperature)
  • Egg whites (2 large; room temperature)
  • Vanilla extract (3 tsp)
  • Buttermilk (360ml; room temperature)
  • Rainbow sprinkles (135g)

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • Unsalted butter (345g; softened)
  • Confectioners’ sugar (650g)
  • Heavy cream (80ml; room temperature)
  • Vanilla extract (3 tsp) 
  • salt (⅛ tsp)
  • Rainbow sprinkles (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the baking oven to 177°C. Line three cake pans with parchment paper and grease.
  2. Start off with the cake: whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. 
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar together on high speed. Beat until the mixture is completely creamed and fluffy. 
  4. Add in vegetable oil and beat until combined. 
  5. Add eggs, egg whites, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until combined, making sure to scrape down the sides with a spatula if needed. 
  6. Add in salt. Mix until incorporated.
  7. Add in the buttermilk. Mix until incorporated. 
  8. Fold in rainbow sprinkles without overmixing.
  9. Pour and spread the batter evenly into each cake pan. 
  10. Bake for 25 minutes or until baked through. Tent cakes with foil after 15 minutes to prevent over-browning on sides and top. 
  11. Once done, allow the cakes to cool for 20 minutes. 
  12. To start on the frosting, use a hand or stand mixer with a whisk or paddle attachment to beat butter on medium speed until creamy. 
  13. Add in confectioners’ sugar, cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then switch to high speed and continue beating for another 2 minutes. 
  14. With that, your frosting is ready, and you can now start assembling your cake. 
  15. First, use a serrated knife to slice a thin layer off your cakes to make them flat. 
  16. Cover the cake tops evenly with frosting using an icing spatula and stack your layers. 
  17. Spread a thin layer of frosting on top and around the sides of your cake as a crumb coat. 
  18. Smooth out the crumb coat with a bench scraper and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 
  19. Once the crumb coat has set, take your cake out of the fridge and spread the remaining frosting.
  20. Garnish with extra sprinkles, and go wild with cake decorations.
  21. Enjoy your kid-approved dessert!

4. Mini Fruit Tarts

While slightly more complex than the others, this recipe for mini fruit tarts makes for beautiful and refreshing bakes to take on with your children. They’re also staples that offer satisfying sweet and sour fixes for kids and adults alike. For the best results, make sure you have a digital scale, a stand mixer machine, a paddle attachment or folding tool, and a baking oven. A food chopper can also help you cut fruits more easily, while a fruit juicer can make for refreshing beverages to pair perfectly with these baked desserts. 

Recipe Yield: 6 tarts

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Baking Time: 25 minutes


Tart Dough: 

  • All-purpose flour (225g)
  • Salt (½ tsp)
  • Powdered sugar (½ cup, 1 tbsp, and 1 tsp)
  • Unsalted butter (115g; softened and cut into cubes)
  • Egg yolks (2)
  • Vanilla extract (½ tsp)
  • Heavy cream (1 tbsp)

Custard Filling:

  • Egg yolks (4)
  • White sugar (5½ tbsp) 
  • All-purpose flour (24g)
  • Cornstarch (24g)
  • Whole milk (376ml)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)


  • Assorted fresh fruit (sliced)
  • Apricot or other clear jelly (2 tbsp)
  • Water (1½ tbsp)


  1. Starting off with the tart dough, combine flour, salt, sugar, and butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using your stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix on the lowest speed setting until the butter breaks down into smaller pieces. 
  3. Add yolks into the mixture one at a time. Add heavy cream and vanilla extract. 
  4. Mix on a medium speed setting until a crumbly texture is achieved. Test the dough by stopping your stand mixer and pinching it with your fingers; if it sticks to itself, it’s ready for kneading, otherwise, add more heavy cream and continue mixing. 
  5. Remove your mixing bowl from the stand mixer machine and roll the dough mix into a ball. 
  6. Take about 60g of dough to flatten into each tart mould. Prick small holes in the bottom of each mould with a fork.  
  7. Chill tarts in the freezer for at least an hour before baking. Prepare custard in the meantime. 
  8. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar together. 
  9. Sift flour and cornstarch together. Whisk sifted flour and cornstarch into egg yolk mixture.
  10. Move your custard mixture into a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Constantly whisk the mixture until thickened. Continue until a consistency similar to thick pudding is achieved. 
  11. Remove mixture from pan and place custard into a container to let cool for at least 30 minutes. 
  12. Moving back to your tart dough once chilled, preheat the baking oven to 190°C.
  13. Taking the tarts straight from the freezer, bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges start to brown. 
  14. Remove the tarts from the oven and let them cool slightly. Once cool enough to touch, remove tart shells from moulds and let further cool on a rack. 
  15. Slice preferred fruits for your tarts; we recommend strawberries, blackberries, peaches, and kiwis. 
  16. If you want a glaze on your tarts, mix apricot jelly and water in a small bowl, then microwave the mixture for 10-15 seconds. Mix with a spoon again once done. 
  17. Glaze your tart shells before adding in custard to prevent tarts from getting soggy. 
  18. Spoon in your whipped custard cream to fill your tart shells ¾ way up.
  19. Decorate tarts with sliced fruits and brush apricot glaze over tarts. 
  20. Chill finished tarts for 15 minutes before serving. 
  21. Enjoy your kid-approved desserts!

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