Stay at Home School Dinner Delights

Missing school dinners? Have a sweet tooth?

Why not get cooking and impress your family with these two classic school dinner deserts. Warning: For full effect you must serve with pink custard!

Recipe 1 - School Famous Sprinkle Cake

Recipe 2 - Chocolate Concrete

Sprinkles at the ready for this all-time student favourite!

One of my best memories from school is the delicious choccie concrete!

What you will need:

What you will need:

  • For the sponge...

  • 200g unsalted butter (softened)

  • 200g SR flour (sieved)

  • 3 large free range eggs

  • 175g caster sugar

  • 1tsp vanilla extract

  • For the icing...

  • 225g icing sugar (sieved)

  • 2-4 tbsp water

  • Sprinkles to decorate

  • 8oz Self raising flour

  • 1oz Cocoa powder

  • 6oz margarine

  • 6oz sugar

  • 1egg

  • Sprinkling of sugar for the top



  1. Pre-heat oven to 160/c Gas 3 Fan 140/c

  2. Grease & line a 32x20x3cm rectangular cake tin

  3. I throw all the ingredients in my mixer and beat for 5-8mins

  4. Pour into tin, level and bake for 35-40mins until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean

  5. It won’t rise so don’t panic!

  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 30 mins then pop out onto a wire cake rack to cool completely...

  7. Make the icing by adding the water a little at a time... you don’t want it too runny that it runs off the cake...spread evenly using the back of a spoon or palette knife... then go crazy with the sprinkles!!

  8. Allow to set then cut into squares...

  9. I get about 16-20 portions from mine depending how big you want them

  10. Tastes even better with pink custard!!!

  1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees

  2. Melt margine to liquid carefully on a low heat

  3. Put flour, cocoa and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix

  4. Grease a swiss roll tin ot other small tin with a lip

  5. Pour melted margarine onto dry ingredients

  6. Pour in your beaten egg

  7. Mix well (Don’t let the appearance fool you!)

  8. Press mixture evenly into a tin with a fork or palette knife

  9. Bake! 15 minutes for soft consistency. Turn down the oven and give an extra 15 minutes for proper concrete.

Tell us about it!

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You can help too! How?

  • Work with your child when following the instructions

  • Make sure that they are supervised at all times so that they do not burn themselves.