Nutella Surprise Muffins

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The sun seems to have finally found its way to us, but with the ongoing rain of the last few weeks we had a few ‘kitchen’ afternoons. The kids of course always want to make cakes, but the hardest thing about baking with kids is making sure that the end product is edible quickly, as tasting their wares if half the fun of it. These cakes are very simple and very satisfying (not necessarily healthy!) and perfect for picnics as they have the sweet bit inside rather than on top so are less messy!

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Ingredients:
100g Stork margarine
100g golden caster sugar
100g self raising flour
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 dessert spoon of milk
A jar of Nutella

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Cream the margarine and sugar together, then slowly add the eggs, whisking after each addition. Then add the flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla essence.

Then spoon the mixture into cake cases, putting a teaspoon full of Nutella in the middle of the mixture and then adding a little more cake mixture on top. If you find the Nutella is too hard to spoon then you can put a few serving spoons in a saucepan and heat it gently until it softens.

Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes…they can be eaten as soon as they have cooled!

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