Wednesday 9 February 2022

A Chocolate Berry Traybake for Valentine's Day! - Recipe!

We all know the saying "the way to someone's heart is through their stomach" and this is so true when it comes to Valentine's Day with all the delicious treats that you can buy and yummy things that you can bake!

It is Valentine's Day next week and have opted for a cosy night in nothing will say I love you berry much than this rich chocolate sponge berry traybake topped with lashings of whipped cream and you and your partner's favourite berries.

A Chocolate Berry Traybake

Serves 12

175g of self-raising flour.
150g of light brown sugar.
50g of cocoa powder.
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
2 eggs
150ml of milk.
150ml of oil. (vegetable or sunflower).
450ml of double cream.
Berries - Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries & cherries.

A mixing bowl.
A whisk.
30cm x 20cm traybake tin.
Baking parchment.
Knife for cutting fruit.


Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan) and line the traybake tin with baking parchment.

In the mixing bowl fully combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate with the whisk before adding the wet ingredients: milk, eggs and oil.

Mix everything together to form a smooth batter, then pour into the lined traybake tin. Place in the oven on the middle shelf and bake for 25-30 minutes until the cake is springy in the centre. 

Allow the sponge to cool before removing from the tin.

Whip the cream to soft peaks, swirl on top of the cooled sponge and top with your preferred berries just before serving.

Is this something you would like or to bake for a loved one?

This recipe is from the Easy Peasy Baking campaign, launched by UK Flour Millers making baking simple. You can find more Easy Peasy Baking recipes and information on the campaign over on the Fab Flour website.

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