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Traybake recipes

29 Recipes

Simple, no-fuss cakes to be cut into squares to feed a crowd.

Blackberry & apple mallow traybake

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(3 ratings)
Dainty sponge bites packed with fruit and topped with crunchy almonds and a light meringue whirl
1 hour and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Dorset apple traybake

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(141 ratings)
Simple-to-whip-up apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a tea time treat
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Peach Melba squares

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(53 ratings)
This traybake can be mixed together in no time and is simple to slice and transport
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

Sticky chocolate drop cakes

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(56 ratings)
This easy-to-make bake will keep somewhere cool in an airtight tin for up to two days
45 minutes
Easy

Plum & almond crumble slice

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(50 ratings)
A buttery traybake, full of new-season fruit and spice
1 hour and 20 minutes
Moderately easy

Blackberry & coconut squares

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(102 ratings)
This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Sour cream rhubarb squares

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(26 ratings)
Perfect to serve for dessert or with coffee
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy

Swirly lemon drizzle fingers

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(29 ratings)
Polenta (sometimes called fine cornmeal) gives this cake its yellow colour and soft texture
55 minutes
Easy

Chocolate & orange fudge squares

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(15 ratings)
Rich chocolate brownies with a light, carrot cake-style orange topping
40 minutes
Easy

Apricot crumb squares

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(4 ratings)
Apricot crumb squares for high days and holidays
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Raspberry & almond traybake

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(17 ratings)
One mixture all whizzed in the food processor makes the base and topping for this bake
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Upside-down peach sponge

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(8 ratings)
A moist, fruity cake which is perfect for an afternoon tea with friends
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Gooseberry & almond streusel squares

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(25 ratings)
A rustic, crumbly traybake to enjoy with a cuppa, or with custard for pudding
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Bramley & blackberry tray cake

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(19 ratings)
A kind of right-way-up upside down cake - a perfect teatime treat. You can make it in a roasting tin, too
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Apricot & raspberry buckle

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(25 ratings)
Apricots and raspberries are really good partners, and are especially good baked into this soft vanilla cake with cinnamon crumble
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

Blackcurrant Bakewell

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(20 ratings)
Baking doesn't have to be complicated - this simple fruity traybake is ready in 45 minutes
45 minutes
Easy

Cappuccino cake

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(35 ratings)
Coffee mornings were made for this moreish cappuccino cake, and it's ready in under an hour
55 minutes
Easy

Fudgy coconut brownies

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(165 ratings)
Dense and gooey, these storecupboard treats are made with cocoa rather than bars of chocolate
1 hour
Easy

Fruity flag traybake

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(37 ratings)
A fail-safe sponge that's easier than it looks - almonds and yoghurt keep it moist while its fruity decoration is suitably patriotic
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Apricot shortbread

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Give homemade biscuits a fruity spin by sandwiching a layer of apricots in between two layers of buttery tray-baked shortbread
45 minutes
Easy

Mini chocolate & ginger brownies

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A squidgy dark chocolate traybake dotted with spicy crystallised ginger then cut into bitesize squares for the perfect sweet canapé
1 hour
Easy

Raspberry & apple crumble squares

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(32 ratings)
A brilliant combination of two great puddings - sponge and crumble - try reader Bridie Bannon's fruity traybake
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Eton mess cake

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(15 ratings)
Bring the flavours of an English summer to your table with this clever twist on a traditional favourite
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy

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