Monday, 16 June 2014

CHOCOLATE TRAY BAKE


So this is a little different to my usual baking style, I tend not to bake with chocolate and usually just opt for the classic vanilla or lemon sponges. But today I wanted to try something a little different and create a new recipe, one that is kid friendly and can be easily adapted to suit any taste buds. A perfect little cake to bake during the summer with your children, friends, or family.

So Instead of baking a round cake today, I went for a tray bake style of sponge (which is basically the same thing only baked in a rectangular tin and not a round one). I call it my 'Chocolate tray bake', only because I couldn't think of a better name at the time.



Ingredients:

200g Self raising flour
2 tsp Baking powder
50g Cocoa powder
4 Eggs
350g Butter
200g Light brown sugar
4 tbsp Milk
300g Icing sugar
2 tbsp Golden syrup
1 Tub coloured chocolate drops (smarties)
1 tsp Chocolate essence (optional)

Method:

STEP 1:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees

STEP 2:
Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl

STEP 3:
Add eggs, butter, brown sugar and milk and whisk until smooth

STEP 4:
Transfer to a lined baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean)

(For the icing)

STEP 5:
Sift icing sugar and 2 more tbsp cocoa powder into a bowl

STEP 6:
On a low heat simmer, 50g butter, 2tbsp milk, and the 2 tbsp golden syrup until the butter is melted

STEP 7:
Once butter is melted, transfer into the icing sugar/cocoa powder mixture and stir until smooth

STEP 8:
Once the cake is cooled, smooth the icing over the top and decorate with chocolate drops or chocolate of your choice.

STEP 9:
Slice and enjoy.



VIDEO RECIPE:



Thank you so much for reading my recipe, if you liked it don't forget to share it with your friends and family. 

HAPPY BAKING!
Rachel Ward

1 comment:

  1. Making this ATM. Looks delicious! Thanks for posting :)

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