It doesn't matter what order you add your ingredients except that you have to leave the egg until the very end for obvious reasons!!
So, the first important thing the children need to know is what 'balanced' means. We want both pans on the balance to be the same. The children show me that they understand by showing how their hands are balanced.
Then the butter....
And then the egg!
Mix all the ingredients together and then put the mixture in your paper cases and bake for about 12 minutes.
Some children went into making cakes all by themselves! Honestly they really did!
And so , proof of the pudding is that 4/5 year olds can make cakes independently!
Invest in some balances and try it at home. It really works. I love it!!