The Ultimate Chocolate Traybake

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!

Chocolate Traybake


170g butter or baking spread
100g caster sugar
50g light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
130g self raising flour
3 tbsp cocoa
50g dark chocolate chunks


60g butter
60g caster sugar
130g condensed milk
30g dark chocolate chunks


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C fan/200°C/Gas Mark 6 and line a 8″ square tin with baking paper or silicone sheets.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the sugars, vanilla and eggs and beat together until lovely and smooth.
  3. Stir in your flour and cocoa until combined and then your chocolate chunks.
  4. Pour into the baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes, until it’s cooked through and a skewer comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and cool in the tin.


  1. Heat the butter and caster sugar in a saucepan on a low heat until they are melted.
  2. Stir in your condensed milk and bring to the boil.
  3. Take off the heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chunks. They should melt nicely!
  5. Pour over the cake whilst it’s still in the tin so the frosting doesn’t drip down the sides of the cake.
  6. Leave to cool – the frosting will firm up.
  7. Remove cake from tin and cut into chunks.
  8. Eat a lot of it.



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