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3 Super Simple Desserts
From Superkids by Jean Marzollo - Illustrations by Irene Trivas

Many of the activities on these pages may require adult supervision.
Be sure to tell a grown-up about what you're planning and ask for permission before getting started.


Seven-Layer Cookies

desserts illustration


Fruit Cocktail

1. Wash and drain fruit: you can use apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, or any other fruit.

2. With a small knife cut them into little pieces. Do this only if you are old enough to work with a knife safely.

3. Sprinkle the fruit with sugar to taste.

4. Sprinkle lightly with lemon or orange juice.

5. Toss lightly. Let the fruit cocktail sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. The longer the better.


fruit cocktail


Peach-Cherry Upside-down Cake

8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
6-7 peach halves
1 cup self-rising flour
6-7 cherries

1.Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cream 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) soft butter and brown sugar. Spread over the bottom of an 8-inch cake pan.

3. Lay peach halves upside down with cherries under them on the bottom of the pan.

4. In a bowl cream 6 tablespoons butter and white sugar.

5. Add eggs. Beat.

6. Add self-rising flour. Beat.

7. Spoon batter over the peaches.

8. Bake 35 minutes. Cool. Loosen around the edges.

Hold a serving plate upside down over the cake pan. Quickly, flip the plate and cake pan over. The cake will fall out onto the plate. The peaches and cherries will be on top.


cake illustration




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Based on the book SUPERKIDS: Creative Learning Activities for Children 5-15
Text © Jean Marzollo, Illustrations © Irene Trivas

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