Sponge cake traybake topped with pink jam icing

Old school traybake recipes

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

25 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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20 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1,169 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
32 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
154 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
82 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
52 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
101 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
69 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
More effort
21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This childhood favourite is sticky, indulgent and completely moreish

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
34 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
43 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
21 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
78 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
55 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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