Christmas white chocolate traybake

Christmas white chocolate traybake

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Cuts into 16 squares

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya shares a brand-new bake that takes all the best festive flavours such as dried fruit and spice and puts them in a delicious, easy-slice cake

Nutrition and extra info

  • un-iced

Nutrition: per square

  • kcal355
  • fat21g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 225g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g light brown soft sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
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  • 200g mincemeat, from a jar
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  • zest 1 orange
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  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 200g white chocolate, plus extra for grating
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  • 100g double cream

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line and grease a 20cm square brownie tin. Beat the butter and sugar using an electric whisk for about 5 mins or until the mixture is light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, one at a time, making sure each egg is well incorporated before adding the next. Add the mincemeat and orange zest, and beat again for a few secs to combine.

  2. Sift in the flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, and stir with a large metal spoon until completely mixed. Tip into the tin and smooth using the back of the spoon. Bake in the oven for 30-35 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  3. Meanwhile, make the white chocolate icing. Put the chocolate in a large bowl. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and it’s all combined, then set aside and leave to cool.

  4. Leave the traybake to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then transfer to a wire rack. Once the cake is completely cool, spread the icing on top of the cake, then finely grate over the extra chocolate and cut into squares.

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LucyE88
11th Dec, 2017
2.55
This was ok. Personally was a bit heavy for me. The icing was lovely but I wouldn't bother making again.
lauramilne
10th Jan, 2017
5.05
I've just made this but didn't want the richness of the topping. So I made a drizzle with orange, lemon & granulated sugar! It's yummy I great fruit cake quick & easy!! 5⭐️ Nadyia
joanneg79
7th Jan, 2016
5.05
Made this for visitors over the festive period. So easy to make and tastes delicious. I used my own homemade mincemeat which had cranberries, nuts and vast quantities of brandy so that may have had something to do with it!
phillmass
24th Dec, 2015
Looks quite heavy when finished, but is not at all and tastes really light. The orange and mincemeat give a really nice winter taste with a lovely white chocolate icing. I'm considering adding cranberries next time...
veggieceri
19th Dec, 2016
I agree, phillmass. I thought it was going to be quite dense, but was actually lovely. The flavours are great, and well worth the effort :-)
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Kate Richards
2nd Dec, 2017
how long does this keep for please?
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goodfoodteam
8th Dec, 2017
Thanks for your question. This will keep for 2 - 3 days in an airtight container.
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