Fruit traybake cut into squares, with white icing

Traybake recipes

53 Recipes

Simple, no-fuss cakes, brownies, shortbread and other bakes to be cut into squares and feed a crowd.

Fruity traybake

4.235295

(17 ratings)

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

Dorset apple traybake

4.53398

(206 ratings)

Simple-to-whip-up apple cake that can be cut into bars or squares for a tea time treat
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Best ever chocolate brownies recipe

4.81793

(1082 ratings)

A foolproof brownie recipe for a squidgy chocolate bake. Watch our recipe video to help you get a perfect traybake every time.
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe

4.671945

(884 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
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Blackberry & coconut squares

4.744

(125 ratings)

This lovely crumbly bake won the under-11s category of our 20th birthday cake competition
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Easy millionaire’s shortbread

4.15517

(58 ratings)

Combine the crunch of a shortbread base with a gooey caramel middle and chocolate topping and you have millionaire's shortbread – the ultimate sweet treat...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate fudge cake

4.29565

(115 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
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Peach Melba squares

4.685715

(70 ratings)

This traybake can be mixed together in no time and is simple to slice and transport
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Fruity flag traybake

4.94872

(39 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 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry & apple crumble squares

4.686275

(51 ratings)

A brilliant combination of two great puddings - sponge and crumble - try reader Bridie Bannon's fruity traybake
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle slices

4.80645

(31 ratings)

A classic British cake from the Bake Off judge, Paul Hollywood's lemon drizzle is a simple traybake, made extra special with feather icing...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Peanut butter brownies

4.47826

(115 ratings)

Two of our favourite things - peanut butter and brownies - combine to make these irresistible treats
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry Bakewell slice

4.849055

(53 ratings)

Get ahead this weekend and make this indulgent, freezable treat, perfect for pud or with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

4.666665

(6 ratings)

This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Coconut carrot slices

4.544305

(79 ratings)

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

Coconut chai traybake

4.333335

(18 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
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Triple ginger & spice cake

4.734695

(49 ratings)

If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Morello cherry & almond traybake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

This fruity cake uses ground rice and almond extract for a cheaper bake - perfect for a cake sale or as a teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

The ultimate makeover: Carrot cake

4.60204

(98 ratings)

Angela Nilsen rethinks traditional ingredients and baking techniques to create a healthier version of a classic
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Gingery plum cake

4.962965

(27 ratings)

Serve this hearty fruit sponge with a dollop of something creamy- it would also work with raspberries instead of plums
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Butternut Bakewell bars

5

(1 rating)

Try these Bakewell slices made with a healthier twist. We’ve replaced white flour with light spelt, and butternut squash is used for natural sweetness...
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

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