Our best tray bakes recipes are quick, easy and fun to make. Spend an afternoon baking one of our easy tray bakes ideas.
From classic chocolate brownies to a twist on the blondie, flapjacks baked in a tray, to an indulgent salted caramel tray bake recipe, we have plenty of ideas to try. Add your tray bake to a tea time spread, we've got plenty of afternoon tea recipes here.
Check out our bakewell slices with juicy cherries and crunchy desiccated coconut. This take on the classic bakewell tart is easy to make and perfect with an afternoon cuppa.
Black forest brownies combine two of our favourite sweet treats. This brownie/black forest gâteau mash-up is boozy, cherry-studded, chocolatey heaven. Add a big dollop of kirsch spiked cream if you can handle it.
A classic, gooey chocolate brownie recipe that can be ramped up with added ingredients (we’ve included three suggestions in the recipe). This recipe uses a square tin, but you can use an oblong or even round cake tin provided it is roughly the same size – just keep an eye on the brownie, you may need slightly less or more time than the recipe states. Here are our other best brownies recipes to try.
Check out this easy traybake recipe with sweet and juicy raspberries and creamy custard, a perfect teatime treat. Long-life custard is a bit more stable and usually thicker than fresh, so it's good for baking into cakes.
Try our easy millionaire shortbread with butterscotch and pretzel. The butterscotch gives this classic childhood favourite a real grown up taste.
Try our super easy coffee slab cake, this recipe is nut-free and comes with a creamy cappuccino buttercream. Our simple yet moreish cake is perfect for parties, birthdays or just family gatherings. Get more coffee baking ideas here...
Brownies and blondies are the most popular tray bake recipes. Ever thought of adding custard creams to your blondie mixture? It's genius! Have a go this weekend and let us know how you get on (@olivemagazine). Use your favourite biscuits, spreads and chocolate bars to make our fun baking recipes.
Check out our pretty coconut slices with tangy pink grapefruit. These sweet squares are easy to make and go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa. We have plenty more sweet coconut recipes to try here...
Sweet and salty flavours are an ongoing trend and this shortbread tray bake recipe is the perfect way to blend these flavours. It's quick and easy baking and will please a crowd.
The best tray bake with a double layer of caramel heaven. Use dulce de leche if you have it for this easy teatime treat. Bake it with one layer of rich caramel, then use it to ice the cake to finish. Everyone will love this.
A lovely summer pistachio cake with strawberry icing that’s worth the extra effort. When strawberries smell good, they should be at optimum ripeness and have flavour – perfect for this cake.
These simple lemon and blueberry bars are seriously moorish, gooey on the inside and crunchy on the out, the ideal summertime picnic treat.
Just pour a glass of milk and call this breakfast – we won’t tell. These honey nut cornflake and caramel bars are easy to make but look impressive.
Caramel and almonds work really well together in this classic tray bake. Serve warm as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of melted chocolate, or cool and eat as a teatime treat.
Sheet cake is a standard baking treat in Texas, and we're getting involved with our version of the chocolatey tray bake. We've bumped up the topping with lots of chocolate to make an easy idea for a birthday cake, or simply to enjoy as an afternoon snack. This recipe also makes a great base for a children's birthday cake, we have plenty more birthday cake ideas here.
Our delicious raspberry and pistachio linzer tart tray bake takes a while but it is well worth the effort. It looks fantastic and is the perfect jammy treat to go alongside a cup of tea.
Our recipe for toffee apple dump cake is easy to make and perfect for entertaining friends and family. Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce for a more indulgent tea time treat.
A healthy on-the-go breakfast or anytime snack, these nut and oat breakfast bars are packed with goodness and provide a real energy boost. You can add a sprinkling of chia, flax or other seeds too. More low calorie breakfast ideas here, folks!
These flapjacks are packed with cherries, mixed spice and almonds and are easy to make. Try this traybake recipe for an indulgent teatime treat.
Blondies are the white chocolate version of brownies. This easy tray bake is also packed with banana and rich caramel. Serve at teatime or warm with a scoop of ice-cream for pudding.
Flapjacks are a great easy tray bake. These oaty bars are sticky with golden syrup and brown sugar. Serve them up with a cup of tea or pack into lunch boxes for an energy hit.
Check out this indulgent creamy baked blueberry cheesecake. This easy recipe is super simple to make, and is a real crowd pleaser.
Cooking the butter until nutty and golden gives these blondies the edge before they’ve even made it to the oven. Scatter in blackberries instead of raspberries as the seasons change.
Flapjacks make the best after-school or mid-afternoon treat. With a delicious layer of raspberries these oat bars are sure to be a hit with friends and family.
Chocolate cake + Cadbury's Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)!
This nectarine, coconut and lime tray-tart is easy to make, vegetarian and gluten-free. Served with a scoop of coconut ice cream, it makes a great pud.
Our salted peanut and honeycomb rocky road squares are a great twist on a classic and will please everyone. Plus, they're really easy and only take 15 minutes of work.