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Eton Mess Tray Bake Recipe

Eton mess traybake

Published: May 24, 2019 at 10:02 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + cooling
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 12 squares

A simple yet classic sponge cake topped with all the best bits of a traditional British dessert - perfect for a summery treat

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal649
fat45.9g
saturates25.4g
carbs49.7g
sugars36.9g
fibre2g
protein8.1g
salt0.3g
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Try our eton mess traybake then check out our classic eton mess, strawberry cheesecake and more strawberry recipes.

For more fun baking ideas try our school cake, custard cream blondies and raspberry custard cake.

Ingredients

SPONGE

  • 250g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 250g golden caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 6 tbsp double cream
  • 100g strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 100g raspberries

TOPPING

  • 300ml double cream
  • 100g icing sugar, sifted
  • 150g strawberries, halved
  • 100g raspberries
  • 3-4 meringue nests, roughly broken up

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Butter and line a 20cm x 30cm cake tin with baking paper (leave some overhanging to help lift the cake out once done).

  • STEP 2

    To make the sponge, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Crack in the eggs, one by one, and mix between each addition until combined, then add in the vanilla and briefly beat again.

  • STEP 3

    Mix in the flour followed by the ground almonds and gently stir in the milk and the double cream followed by the strawberries and raspberries.

  • STEP 4

    Pour the batter into the prepared tin, spread out evenly and sprinkle with a little extra sugar. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Once cooked, remove from the oven to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then lift from the tin onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  • STEP 5

    To make the topping, whip the double cream with the icing sugar until soft peaks form. Roughly spread the cream over the cooled cake and scatter with the strawberries, raspberries and broken meringue pieces.

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