Peach Melba squares

Peach Melba squares

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(79 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 12
This traybake can be mixed together in no time and is simple to slice and transport

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal385
  • fat23g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.22g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 250g pack unsalted butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 2 just-ripe peaches, stoned, halved, then each half cut into 3



    Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…

  • 100g raspberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • handful flaked almonds


    arr-mund or al-mund

    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, to finish


  1. Butter and line a traybake or small roasting tin, about 20 x 30cm. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan, cool for 5 mins, add the sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, almonds and ¼ tsp salt.

  2. Tip the mix into the tin, then lay the peach slices evenly on top – that way each square of cake will have a bite of fruit. Scatter the raspberries and almonds over, then bake for 1 hr-1 hr 10 mins, covering with foil after 40 mins. Test with a skewer: the middle should have just a tiny hint of squidginess, which will firm up once the cake cools. Cool in the tin for 20 mins, then lift out onto a cooling rack. Once cold, dredge with icing sugar, then cut into squares.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
3rd Aug, 2012
Looked at this recipe many times and finally got round to trying it last week, all I can say is delicious! Having looked at the recipe and the other comments I reduced the sugar to 250g and thought they were plenty sweet enough, I also added a few drops of almond essence to the mix. I have a fan oven and cooked for 1hr but I will reduce the cooking time slightly as the sides were a little overdone, saying that they went down a storm at work! My next batch is in the oven now and the smell is AMAZING!
28th Jul, 2012
This is a fab recipe! I've made it a few times now and it has come out perfectly every time. Everyone who has tried it has loved it - adults and children alike. It is moist, has a beautiful fruity flavour and very quickly disappeared! I found the quantities of everything just right - although I have added a few more raspberries.
18th Jul, 2012
I've made this on a couple of occassions and it goes down a treat with everybody each time. I'm lucky if there is any left for me. As I'm not a big lover of raspberries I replaced this with strawberries and for me this works just as well.
24th Jun, 2012
So easy and absolutely delicious!
28th May, 2012
This recipe worked to the letter. I baked for just over an hour in a fan oven, but covered with foil after 30 minutes. Took it out when it was just squishy in the middle. Perfect!
3rd May, 2012
lovely cake, i made this to use up some over-ripe peaches. took out a third of the sugar and omitted the raspberries as I didn't have any in stock - and it was still yummy!
19th Apr, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous, so easy to make and so pretty too.. will definately be baking this again
21st Oct, 2011
This recipe is just perfect. Once cooked, the inner squares are moist and fruity, and the outer squares are crisp and sweet. Impressive and simple. I will make this again and again.
20th Sep, 2011
this is one of the easiest and most impressive cakes I've ever made and the recipe has been passed on to most of my friends and on to their friends! Even my friends who find cooking a chore, really enjoy making this as it's so simple and works every time.
2nd Sep, 2011
These are now one of my all time favourite recipes ever...truly amazing!!!


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?