How to Bake Cupcakes — Cooking for Kids

By | November 29, 2017

One of my very favorite things is decorating cupcakes. But before you can decorate a cupcake, you’ve got to bake them. Baking cupcakes is easy, and you can do it too. I’ll show you how and even show you my special ingredient that makes ordinary cupcakes extraordinary!

Learn how to bake my Homemade Churros and find out if baked is really better than fried.

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Hi Bold Bakers! Are Baked Churros better than fried ones? I’ll show you how to make Homemade Baked Churros and you can find out for yourself. Plus, learn how to make a gorgeous Hot Chocolate to go along with them. So let’s get baking!


Homemade Baked Churros & Hot Chocolate

1 cup (8oz/225g) water
½ cup (4oz/113g) butter
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar (white if you don’t have brown)
¼ tsp salt
1 cup (5oz/143g) plain flour/ all purpose flour
3 eggs, at room temperature
For coating:
¼ cups (4oz/113g) sugar
¼ tsp salt
1tsp cinnamon

1, Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Place two baking sheets on top of each other to bake the churros. This protects your delicate pastry. Line parchment paper; set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, add water, brown sugar, salt and butter. Place over medium-high heat. Heat until butter is melted and mixture starts to simmer. As soon as it is simmering, whisk in the flour. Whisk until there are no flour lumps and a dough ball has formed.
3. Now, using a wooden spoon you want to stir the dough around you pot and cook it for about a minute over LOW heat. The mixture will clump and pull away from the sides of the pan. Just do it for a minute :), then take it off the heat and set aside.
4. In a jug, combine eggs and vanilla and whisk together.
5. Using your wooden spoon add incorporate a little of your egg mix into your dough. Stir and mash, breaking up the dough until loosened. Stir well until eggs are incorporated and mixture has the appearance of mashed potatoes.
Continue adding your eggs until combined
6. Transfer your dough to a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle.
7. Pipe dough into long churros on the parchment-covered pans. Make sure to pipe them nice and thick. Do this by putting pressure on the bag and piping slowly.
Leave about 2 inches of space between the churros.
8. Bake for around 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. THEN turn off the oven and leave them in there for 10 minutes to dry a little. This step helps them keep their shape and not going flat once they cool.
9. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a ziplock baggie.
10. Take the churros straight from the oven and toss them in the Roll churros in mixture until well covered. It is best to do this when the churros are warm and fresh from the oven.
Enjoy your homemade churros with my decadent and thick hot chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Spanish Hot Chocolate with Coconut Churros

6 oz (1 cup/180g) bittersweet chocolate (at least 58% cacao), chopped
2 ½ cups (20oz/570ml) milk
½ tsp cornstarch/ cornflour (to be mixed with a 2 tsp of water)
¼ teaspoon vanilla

1. In a large heavy saucepan heat the milk until to a simmer.
2. Combine chocolate, Heat the chocolate over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the chocolate is melted.
3. Whisk the cornstarch mixed with water (aka slurry) into the chocolate.
4. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until chocolate mixture begins to bubble. Reduce the heat and cook for 2 minutes, whisking, until thick.
5. Remove chocolate from heat and stir in vanilla.
6. Serve in large cups with churros.

40 thoughts on “How to Bake Cupcakes — Cooking for Kids

  1. James Dukes

    Thank you so much for this video
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  2. Likable Maths

    Hi Bailey,

    I'm Auj and I'm 6 years old. I think you're doing a wonderful job to teach kids about baking. Like this video, how to bake a cupecakes. I'm already learning a lot form you. You have inspired me to create a similar video. Please look at my video and let me know how did you find it. Here it is

  3. Sri Rahayu

    gghhhhhuujbdtj di tinggal bakar ikan yg ngambil nya aya2 ada yg ngambil nya udh besok deh di bwa ka toko

  4. Pennsin

    This recipe did not work for me. =( The churros were very doughy (Even after cooking for additional time) and the hot chocolate was very, very, very thin…..

  5. Cooking issweet

    i made these! They aren't as good and warm as fried, but they are very delicious and didn't take too much time. I made them the day before and left them in the fridge over night, and they kept their shape better! Thanks for the amazing recipe! <3

  6. Jorge P

    Baked?! Blasphemy! I said Good Day!! (Jk) but I will stick with fried 🙂

  7. Nagalaxmi Visveswaran

    Just the smell of the hot chocolate makes me hungry,very. Appetizing.

  8. BakingWithK

    When you add the eggs make sure the dough is not hot because it could cook the eggs 😁 loving your videos Gemma love from oxford 😘

  9. Marianne Mhasvi

    hey Gemma! you, as always, make such wonderful recipes! I wanna thank you especially for the ice cream recipes, I made the one with mango puree and it's really good! 😀 anyhow, I do you know of any vanilla cream dipping sauce recipe that would go with the churros as well? Vanilla is preferred more over chocolate in my family XD (I mean, I LOVE chocolate but…you know)

  10. Martin's&Dada vlogs M&D

    Hi, I'm from Barcelona and I ate lots of times the churros and I prefer and I think that if you fried it's better!!!👍👌👌

  11. Simply Sarah

    My second time making these. They turned out awesome! Even my brother stole some 😂 Thanks Gemma!


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