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My fondest childhood memories are of my mom and me baking sweet treats together. So when I became a parent myself, I could not wait for the day when my own daughter would be old enough to work beside me in the kitchen. Now that she is almost 4, she is old enough to start creating delicious culinary creations. However, if you have ever cooked with a child, you know that most of what they are creating is a mess. That is why I have teamed up with Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels to create today’s kid-friendly Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake recipe and show you that baking with a munchkin does not have to be a daunting task.
Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake
· 2 cups of all-purpose flour
· 1 ½ cups of Greek yogurt
· 1 ½ cups of granulated sugar
· ¾ cups of grapeseed oil
· 2 eggs
· 2 tablespoons of sprinkles
· 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
· 1 teaspoon of vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla.
3. Add in the flour and baking powder, mix gently until combined.
4. Fold in the sprinkles and then pour the batter into the cake pan. Place in the oven and bake approximately 50 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!
One of my greatest joys in life is baking with my daughter. Before becoming a mother, I used to fantasize about baking cakes and pastries with my future child. The daydreaming would include perfectly coiffed hair, matching shabby chic aprons, and a serene baking atmosphere with retro jazz music prancing in the wind. The weathered, war-torn mother that I now am looks back on those fantasies with a cynical, pessimistic smirk. Oh, what a naïve, simple woman I once was. The reality is that baking with a young child is like trying to drink a cup of coffee in the midst of a tornado. It’s a chaotic blur of horrific screams and wreckage, and when the dust settles, there is going to be debris everywhere. Some of the wreckage will be small, and some will be very, very large. But don’t despair, it can be cleaned! In walks Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels to save the day… seriously, why have I never noticed before how sexy the Brawny® man is?!
These little roles of cleanliness saviors are perfect for baking with the little ones, particularly because the new Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels have quarter sheet sizes. Yeah, you read that right. You can tear off a quarter sheet for small clean-up jobs, like wiping off little fingers, letting you use just what you need without the added waste. Or for bigger jobs, like splattered milk on the cupboards, the Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels give you the flexibility to tear off larger options, like full and half sheets. Fabulous, right?!
Regardless of the chaos, I truly do love baking with my daughter. I have just learned to adjust my expectations and go with the messy flow. So with my arsenal of Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels on hand, we had a fun time whipping together this delicious Greek Yogurt Funfetti Cake…
Word of advice when baking with your kids, do not turn your back for a second. In the time it took me to pick up a fallen measuring cup, my daughter had downed half of the sprinkles. That is why our cake is a little more dough than funfetti.
Alright my parenting warriors, pack your arsenal with Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels and an endless supply of patience… trust me, you can do this!