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Mary Berry’s Chocolate Tray Bake

Mary Berry's Chocolate Traybake

Mary Berry’s Chocolate Traybake

Due to popular demand here is the recipe for Mary Berry’s Chocolate Tray Bake (from the Mary Berry Ultimate Cake Book). The icing can be difficult to make just because of the amount of icing sugar, so I use my Kitchenaid to mix it for me! Its not greatly seasonal, although a good cupboard sourced cake.

Ingredients

4tbsp cocoa
4 tbsp hot water
225g butter
225g caster sugar
275g self raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
1 tbsp milk (or soya milk)
- Blend the cocoa and water and allow to cool slightly. Add the other ingredients and mix. Turn into a lined tin and level the surface. Bake at 180c for 25-35 minutes (until the cake has risen and is springy to the touch)
For the icing:
3 tbsp apricot jam (or other jam)
150g Plain Chocolate
6tbsp water
350g icing sugar
1 tsp sunflower oil
- Warm the apricot jam slightly and brush over the cake
- Melt chocolate in a pan with the water until smooth. Allow to cool slightly and add the sifted icing sugar and oil, stir until smooth. Spread evenly on top of the cake with a palette knife.
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4 comments on “Mary Berry’s Chocolate Tray Bake

  1. allaboutchantelle
    February 12, 2013

    I love Mary Berry and this is why! Thank you for linking to my blog!

  2. Sheila Bowen
    June 15, 2013

    What size tray do you use?

  3. C Ward
    June 15, 2013

    Hi, Chantelle, Mary says use a 12×9 inch tray, I used two 8×8 inch trays as I don’t have 12×9 – it just comes out with a little less depth.

  4. Pingback: …..and other lesser bakes | shakinbaking

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