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Old school traybake recipes

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Our retro traybakes are perfect for afternoon tea or a cake sale. Choose between chocolate, fruity or coconut cakes for childhood nostalgia.

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  • Pink jam slice

    Pink jam slice

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.25 ratings

    A pretty in pink traybake sponge with retro marble icing and a layer of raspberry jam

  • Chocolate chip traybake cut into squares

    Chocolate chip traybake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.30 ratings

    Bake these chocolate chip squares for the family. Easy to make, this traybake is ideal for cooking (and eating!) with kids

  • Blueberry & orange traybake pancake cut into slices

    Blueberry & orange traybake pancake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.22 ratings

    Serve this blueberry and orange traybake pancake at the end of a family dinner for a crowd-pleasing dessert. Swap the blueberries for raspberries, if you like

  • Slices of yummy scrummy carrot cake on brown baking paper

    Carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.1189 ratings

    Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day

  • White chocolate cake with icing and sweets

    White chocolate traybake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.34 ratings

    Bake our easy white chocolate traybake with creamy icing and get creative with toppings. These bite-sized cakes are ideal for sharing or bake sales

  • Morello cherry & almond traybake

    Morello cherry & almond traybake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    This fruity cake uses ground rice and almond extract for a cheaper bake - perfect for a cake sale or as a teatime treat

  • Chocolate concrete squares

    Chocolate concrete with caramel sauce

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.7 ratings

    Update a classic school-dinner recipe by using caramel sauce instead of pink custard to serve alongside chocolate squares. Kids (and big kids) will love it

  • Black Forest brownies

    Black Forest brownies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 ratings

    These easy-to-make, fudgy brownies, complete with retro decoration, marry a much-loved flavour pairing of cherry and chocolate

  • Chocolate fudge cake

    Chocolate fudge cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.155 ratings

    You just can't beat a good chocolate cake, and this one is guaranteed to disappear as soon as you cut the first slice

  • Peach Melba squares

    Peach Melba squares

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.83 ratings

    This traybake can be mixed together in no time and is simple to slice and transport

  • Two squares of cappuccino cake topped with frosting and coffee beans

    Cappuccino traybake

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.53 ratings

    Coffee mornings were made for this moreish cappuccino cake, and it's ready in under an hour

  • Coconut carrot slices

    Coconut carrot slices

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.102 ratings

    If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake

  • Tropical upside-down cake served on a square plate

    Tropical upside-down cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Update the retro upside-down cake with the sunny flavours of coconut, lime and a splash of coconut rum – it gives the cake a glorious boozy edge

  • Plum & almond crumble slice

    Plum & almond crumble slice

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.72 ratings

    A buttery traybake, full of new-season fruit and spice

  • Linda’s fruity traybake

    Fruity traybake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.21 ratings

    A moist sponge made from banana, apple, carrots and mango, topped with a fruity cream cheese frosting

  • Chocolate crunch squares

    Chocolate crunch

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Indulge in these chocolate crunch squares whenever you need a sweet treat. They're lovely with a cup of tea or coffee

  • Sticky banana & maple cake

    Sticky banana & maple cake

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.14 ratings

    This childhood favourite is sticky, indulgent and completely moreish

  • Chocolate cake with decorations and sprinkles

    Chocolate traybake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.28 ratings

    This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales

  • Coconut chai traybake

    Coconut chai traybake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

    This simple traybake is inspired by one of our favourite brews - chai. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, this moist coconut sponge is the perfect accompaniment to a cuppa

  • Fruity flag traybake

    Fruity flag traybake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.43 ratings

    A fail-safe sponge that's easier than it looks - almonds and yoghurt keep it moist while its fruity decoration is suitably patriotic

  • Blackcurrant bakewell

    Blackcurrant bakewell

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.21 ratings

    Baking doesn't have to be complicated – this simple fruity traybake is ready in 45 minutes

  • Sticky chocolate drop cakes

    Sticky chocolate drop cakes

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.78 ratings

    This easy-to-make bake will keep somewhere cool in an airtight tin for up to two days

  • Parkin

    Parkin

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.59 ratings

    Parkin is a traditional ginger cake from Northern England flavoured with syrupy molasses, oatmeal and warm spices. A lovely teatime treat!

  • Upside-down peach sponge

    Upside-down peach sponge

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.14 ratings

    A moist, fruity cake which is perfect for an afternoon tea with friends

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