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Easy Festive Tray Bake | 24 days of christmas | Day 13

Easy Festive Tray Bake

Baking isn’t for everyone some people don’t have the time or struggle/worry! This Festive bake is so super easy, and my children love it! I’m really not the best person at baking but it’s nice to make things from scratch for the husband and kids to enjoy. You will see from the photos it doesn’t look perfect and not Bake off worthy, but it doesn’t matter at all along as it tastes good!


A twist on the sponge cake we used to get in schools as a child, it’s super easy & quick to make and tastes amazing especially with custard or ice-cream!!


Cake – you will need

Large baking tin or two smaller ones

Greaseproof paper

400g Butter

400g Self raising flour

350g caster sugar

6 eggs

2 tsp vanilla essence


Icing – you will need

500g Icing sugar

Topping like sprinkles or stars 

Food colouring (if desired)


First line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper.

Blend all the cake ingredients together, yes whack them all into a bowl and with a hand, mixer whisk that mixture until it’s fluffy, all one colour and texture.

Pour into your baking tray and spread it out evenly.


Bake in the oven on gas mark 9 for around 20 – 30 mins (depending on your over) keep an eye on it until it looks golden brown on top. Take a thin knife or cake prodder and pierce through the middle of it comes out clean the cake is done!


Leave in the tin and allow to cool fully, don’t loosen the sides.

When fully cooled make the icing add any food colouring if you want to and pour on top. Sprinkle on decorations quick before it sets.


It’s as simple as that and my boys love it!! Let me know if you try out this recipe! I would love to see your photos I bet they will look far lush then mine!


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