I'm a big fan of baking, and there's always a feel good factor when you bake for a charity bake sale, or to give to friends.
While we were out shopping this morning Eldest told me about a baking campaign to raise money for the very worthy charity Comic Relief. It's called "Bake a Million".
He explained we just had to bake something using Maltesers and then share a photo of the results on any social media platform and Maltesers will donate £5 to the charity. It sounded too good to be true, but I happily agreed we should join in.
So after putting the weekly shop away I put on my apron and got baking. I decided to keep things simple by using my favourite (fool proof) Cake Recipe
It's an all-in-one method... bung all the ingredients in a bowl.......
And whizz with an electric mixer......
I've had this old Philips hand mixer since I was 21 years old...it's almost vintage :0)
I found some old chocolate chips in the cupboard, they went in too.
I do hate to see food wasted, and here's a tip I learnt from Mum. Use a soft spatula to get all the mixture out of the bowl. It's amazing how much more you can get out compared with using a spoon.
As you can see we decided to make fairy cakes.
We bought a Malteser Easter Egg especially to use for this project. Just a small one, it only cost £1.
Once the cakes were cool we melted the chocolate egg.
It's very easy using a pan with some water, then placing the chocolate in a heatproof container that fits snugly inside the pan. Simmer slowly and stir till the chocolate is runny.
And here are our finished cakes...Ta-Dah :0)
Not the most professional looking creations but they were a big hit here.
I shared these on Instagram earlier today and within an hour Maltesers had left a friendly comment to say they had donated £5 on our behalf.
Woohoo. That felt great.
So why not joint in lovelies? They will donate up to one million pounds to this amazing charity that does good work across the world. It's such an easy, fun way to join in. Just remember to share a picture of your finished cakes on any social media (like Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) and use the hash tag #bakeamillion