Munchy Honey Cakes

7 Mar

My little man is a huge Banana’s in Pyjama’s fan. For his last birthday he wanted a “number 3 banana’s in pyjama’s cake”. That was quite an interesting feat but we managed it. I was quite proud of the end result and thought I would share it with you. I made the Banana’s in Pyjamas from fondant. It was really just like playing with playdough. The actual cake was a banana cake from my Stephanie Alexander cookbook.

The poor old banana’s came off a little worse for wear…

If you’re not familiar with the Banana’s in Pyjama’s, they are life size ‘banana’s’ who dress in blue and white striped pyjamas. They live in Cuddles Town. Their friends the Teddies also live in Cuddles Town. All the residents of Cuddles Town love to eat “Munchy Honey Cakes”. They even use them to trade for items in Rat in the Hat’s store.

So while Thomas was watching his favourite show the other day, he asked me to make munchy honey cakes… I had no idea what munchy honey cakes might be. Obviously they have honey in them, and some kind of cake like ingredients. They would also be a little crunchy so maybe some cereal. This is what we came up with…


1 cup self raising flour

60g butter melted

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup cornflakes

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup sultana’s

1 peeled grated apple (not essential but I put this in for a little bit of nutrition)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix until well combined. Dollop dessertspoons full of mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

They weren’t the most delicious things I have ever eaten but Thomas was happy :-).



3 Responses to “Munchy Honey Cakes”

  1. Sarah May 1, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    thanks for the tips! My about to be three year old is into the new CGI version, and has asked for a BIP cake. this one is perfect. thanks for posting it for other lazy mums like me to copy 🙂

    • cookwithkids May 1, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      My pleasure. Glad to help. Hope it works well! 🙂

  2. Rose August 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Your little man is adorable. If he loved your munchy honey cakes, it must be because he knows you made it especially for him. And I do love your idea of putting peeled grated apple as one of the ingredients.

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