It’s no secret that I love chocolate. And traybakes. So the idea of finding the perfect chocolate traybake is something one dreams about in a cakey sort of daydream. Simple, chocolatey with chocolate chunks and a super smooth, super easy, super delicious frosting, this recipe is definitely worth adding to your regular bakes list. If you’ve got a well stocked baking cupboard, you should have most of the ingredients, and pop a can of condensed milk on your shopping list for the frosting. It’s a perfect birthday party cake too – plenty to go around, it’ll be gone before you know it!
170g butter or baking spread
100g caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
130g self raising flour
3 tbsp cocoa
50g dark chocolate chunks
60g caster sugar
130g condensed milk
30g dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat your oven to 180°C fan/200°C/Gas Mark 6 and line a 8″ square tin with baking paper or silicone sheets.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the sugars, vanilla and eggs and beat together until lovely and smooth.
- Stir in your flour and cocoa until combined and then your chocolate chunks.
- Pour into the baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, until it’s cooked through and a skewer comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool in the tin.
- Heat the butter and caster sugar in a saucepan on a low heat until they are melted.
- Stir in your condensed milk and bring to the boil.
- Take off the heat and cool for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the chocolate chunks. They should melt nicely!
- Pour over the cake whilst it’s still in the tin so the frosting doesn’t drip down the sides of the cake.
- Leave to cool – the frosting will firm up.
- Remove cake from tin and cut into chunks.
- Eat a lot of it.