Sweetie traybake

Sweetie traybake

Sweetie traybake 2

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Cream the butter and caster sugar together until pale, light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs, mixing well between each addition. Sift in the flour and mix to combine. Add the milk and vanilla, and mix again until smooth.
  • Spoon the mixture into the tin and level with a palette knife.
  • Bake on the middle shelf of the preheated oven for 60–70 minutes until well risen, golden and springy to the touch, or when a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin.
  • Make the topping by whipping the butter, icing sugar and 2 tbsp water together until light and fluffy. Use a palette knife to spread the buttercream over the cooled cake. Pile on a mixture of the sweets and slice into small squares.
  • Serves 12

    • 340g unsalted butter, softened
    • 340g caster sugar
    • 5 large eggs, beaten
    • 340g self-raising flour
    • 50ml full-fat milk
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste

    This and more great recipes are featured in Home Baking by Jo Wheatley (£18.99, Little Brown Book Group).


    Related Articles

    Fondant hedgehog cupcakes
    Recipes & Food
    Fondant hedgehog cupcakes
    Fondant hedgehog cupcakes Want to learn how to make these lovely cupcake-...
    Pressed sandwiches
    Recipes & Food
    Pressed sandwiches
    Pressed sandwiches These posh pressed sandwiches would make a great addition to...
    Almond granola bars
    Recipes & Food
    Almond granola bars
    Almond granola bars These almond-scented granola bars are a wonderful, healthy...
    Summery sausage rolls
    Recipes & Food
    Summery sausage rolls
    Summery sausage rolls A summery, lighter take on the comfort food classic....


    50 Best Things for Baby: Part One

    Want to know the top tips, tricks and facts to help your baby thrive?

    Enjoy 20% off at Bambini & Me

    Happy babies – and their mothers – love the super-soft natural fabrics from Bambini & Me
    precious-moments-sophie-ellis-bextorCelebrity mums & dads

    Precious Moments: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

    The singer tells us what it’s like being mum to her brood of boys

    WIN a Milton Sterilising Starter Kit

    Keep your home germ-free and enter our competition for your chance to WIN a complete sterilising starter kit from Milton.

    Win a Naturalmat Organic Bedding Set

    Enter our competition for your chance to win a Toddler Bedding Set worth £150

    Get an exclusive 20% off at The Bonnie Mob

    The Bonnie Mob is a British brand of colourful, durable and fun kidswear, from newborn to seven