Easter traybake

Make this easy Easter-themed traybake with the kids. It features a chocolate sponge covered in fudge icing then decorated with Easter sweets and treats

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:35 mins
    plus cooling
  • Serves 12
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 439
  • fat 27g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 43g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.59g


  • 150ml sunflower oil, plus extra for the tin
  • 165g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 165g self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g milk or dark chocolate, chopped (either a chocolate bar or Easter egg, broken up)
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 100g Easter treats (chocolate eggs, sweets, chocolate bar pieces)


  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Oil and line a traybake tin, about 20 x 30cm, and 5cm deep. Put the oil, sugar, eggs and milk in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Sieve over the flour, cocoa and bicarb, and stir briefly until combined. Pour the mixture into the tin, and bake for 20-25 mins until the cake is well risen and springs back when pressed. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn't touch the water, or in short blasts in the microwave until melted. Leave to cool for a few minutes.

  3. Beat the butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy, then drizzle in the chocolate and beat again until smooth and uniform in colour. Swirl the icing over the top of the cake, with a few peaks and swirls to decorate. Scatter with the Easter treats to serve.

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