A Fruit Tea Party

by Joanne Tan

#Scienceofplay29

A simple fruit cake recipe for busy mums and dads! (No eggs or butter required!)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Suitable For: 4 - 5 years old

Estimated Time: > 30 mins

Environment: Indoors

A Fruit Tea Party

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Stirring, pouring, spooning

  • Intellectual - Estimation, 1-1 correspondence, counting

  • Emotional - Self esteem, tackling selective eating

  • Social - Family bonding, a sense of responsibility

Materials

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Step 1

Follow directions on the cake mix box. Instead of adding eggs and butter/oil, add in a can of soda. Assist your child, but let him/her do the pouring.

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Step 3

Transfer mixture into the cake tin (there is no need to oil the surface if you are using a disposable aluminum tin). And it is ready for baking. Follow the heating and timing directions on the box.

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Step 5

Use the remaining fruits to decorate the cake.

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  • A box of cake mix

  • A can of soda

  • Fresh fruits

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Icing sugar

  • A whisk for mixing

  • Cake tin or disposable aluminium tray

  • Oven

Step 2

Whisk the mixture well. You can choose to mix in half of the fresh fruits. Fold gently to prevent mashing the blueberries.

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Step 4

When the cake is done, let it cool down. Then lay a layer of icing sugar on it.

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Step 6

Enjoy the fruity cake with your loved ones.

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