Cake for Kai

A few weeks ago I did some baking for a cake sale at my boyfriend’s work. He, along with a group of friends is taking on Tough Mudder in June, to help raise some funds for Kai Laidlaw.

Kai is just fifteen months old and is battling a form of leukemia; he has been in Edinburgh’s sick kids for eight months of his life. During that time, he’s had to undergo 5 blocks of chemotherapy and just recently he had to have an operation to remove his left eye as doctors found a mass behind it.

So where does the baking come in I hear you ask? Well the Tough Mudder team would love to raise enough money to give Kai a special treat. So Paul is having a cake day at his work to add to the amount of money the team has raised already. I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a very worthy cause, and we all know cake has no calories when consumed for charity.

I decided to make brownies, tiffins and scones for the cake day. I think tiffins are a great easy traybake as there’s no actual baking involved.


100g butter

3 tablespoons golden syrup

2 tablespoons cocoa

200g Digestives, bashed up with a rolling pin (you want uneven sized chunks)

50g of raisins

100g dark chocolate


Melt the butter and syrup together -you can either do this in a pan or in the microwave for 1 minute.
Add the cocoa, biscuits and raisins to the butter and syrup , mix until it is all covered.
Put the mixture into a 7 inch sandwich tin and push down with a spoon.
Melt the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water.
Poor the melted chocolate on top of the mixture and leave to set in the fridge for about an hour to an hour and a half.

Envy in Dunfermline where two of the team, Mandy and Julie work (it was their idea to raise money for Kai) also held an orange day for Kai. Check them out!

Orange with Envy!
Orange with Envy!

If you’d like to support the folks doing Tough Mudder and to help Kai get a special treat you can do so here every penny helps!


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