Easter Tray Bake
I love a tray bake recipe they are so simple and easy to make , especially when you have two toddlers “helping” I decided to make a chocolate one with mini eggs to get some practice in for Easter. I loved how colourful this cake was.
- 6oz/170g of butter unsalted
- 6oz /170g caster sugar
- 4oz/115g self-raising flour
- 3 large eggs
- 2oz/ 55g cocoa powder
- pinch of salt
For the frosting
- 3oz/85g of butter unsalted
- 6.5oz/185g icing sugar
- 2oz/55g milk chocolate
For decoration –
- Melted white chocolate
- Micro mini eggs
- Chocolate sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan or gas mark 5. Grease a square baking tin.
Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix until creamy.
Sieve the cocoa, flour and salt into a bowl and add the eggs. Stirring all the time you should have a smooth thick batter.
Put the mixture into the tins and spread using a knife. Put into the oven and bake for 25 mins. Take out and leave to cool.
Now to make the buttercream melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water on the stove. Leave to cool but make sure the chocolate stays in liquid form. Put the butter into a bowl and add the icing sugar and mix.
When the cake has totally cooled spread the buttercream on.
Melt the white chocolate again in the microwave or on the stove. I just used a spoon and quickly splattered it over the cake in a diagonal motion.
Sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles on and micro mini eggs.
Grab a cuppa and enjoy!