Foody Friday: Raspberry and Chocolate Tray Bake – Great Bake for Kids..

Full of the winter cold that’s going around, my granddaughter has been off school for a couple of days, which led to an unexpected mid week sleepover at Nanny’s house and the obligatory “Can we do some baking Nanny?”…

As it happened, I had all the ingredients in for the recipe on the back of the flour bag Raspberry and White Chocolate Tray Bake ….

and it worked brilliantly, although I did have a bit of a disaster getting it out of the baking tray – being impatient on this occasion was not a virtue as I should definitely have let it cool for a bit longer!

My granddaughter took control – I’m sure she’ll be on The Great British Bake Off very soon.. I was delegated to the Chef’s Assistant..

This tray bake works great as a cake (yes I admit it… Diabetes low carb diet didn’t quite work out today… I couldn’t resist the temptation of tasting a very tiny piece!!!) but it would also work amazingly as a ‘comfort pud’ with fresh double cream or Madagascan vanilla custard. In fact, it’s a good job I didn’t have any cream or custard in the fridge or the ‘diet damage’ would have been even worse!

Ingredients:

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Method:

 

 

  • Pre heat the oven – Gas Mark 4 or as above for electric.. Also grease the baking tray and put to one side…

2) & 3)  Cream together the sugar and butter and gradually add the beaten egg..

 

“Can we taste it yet Nanny?”

4) Mix in the flour and then stir in the frozen raspberries and chocolate pieces

“Go on then.. just a little piece of chocolate” – it is pretty irresistible… “no not for Nanny – I can’t have chocolate” – Type 2 Diabetes!… ughhhh this is purgatory I think I’ve turned into a masochist!

5) Spoon the mixture into the greased baking tin.. OMG – it smells like Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream… and according to my granddaughter, it tastes like it too….

Cook for:

img_2439 Then allow to cool for longer than I did before trying to get it out of the baking tin!

A few cracks but it feels lovely and warm…

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“How long till I can have some Nanny?” Hence… impatience to get it out onto the cooling rack!

img_2464  I wonder what happened to the corner of that cake? Maybe a little mouse came in while we were waiting for it to cool….

“It’s Yummy Nanny”

2 hours later…. Yep – It’s Yummy!!

Nanny couldn’t resist just a little piece… Don’t tell!

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  1. March 28, 2017 / 10:44 am

    I love this post! Both the recipe and the experience of baking with your granddaughter sounds so lovely

    • March 28, 2017 / 11:06 am

      Fabulous I am do glad you enjoyed this post.. it was a lovely post to put together and the cake is scrumptious! Thank you xx

  2. February 12, 2017 / 1:00 am

    The littles I nanny have been asking to make something similar to this. I will def. be trying this very soon!

    • February 12, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      It was absolutely scrumptious and definitely worth trying! Enjoy xx

  3. February 8, 2017 / 4:27 am

    Look so delicious but simple! Gotta try!

    • February 8, 2017 / 8:34 am

      It really is easy and VERY tasty! scrumptious and I hope you enjoy! x

  4. February 1, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Adorable pics Wendy. And a totally WICKED looking cake. Raspberries and chocolate combo are my absolute weakness. I was almost drooling reading this ? xo

    • February 1, 2017 / 11:28 am

      I succumbed – just couldn’t resist the temptation.. but – whereas previously I would have probably had at least 2 pieces, I managed to stick to one small piece and then sent the rest home with the kids… phew!

      • February 1, 2017 / 11:33 am

        Haha, good plan … and well done.

  5. January 28, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    Ahhh, the cake and your grand daughter, they both look so sweet! I can smell how delicious the cake was from the pictures!!?xx

    • January 28, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Yum – it was scrumptious with that perfect combo of sweet cake and ‘tarty’ raspberry.. How’s your cough?

      • January 28, 2017 / 10:40 pm

        My cough comes and goes. It’s so random and so annoying. Your recommended Jakemans is helping me though?x

        • January 28, 2017 / 10:41 pm

          I always keep some in my bag when I have a cough like that as I suddenly get a ‘dry spot’ on my throat and then can’t stop coughing.. the Jakeman sweets always help.. I’m glad they’re helping you too.. although they don’t taste very nice at first, you will get used to the flavour.. x

          • January 28, 2017 / 10:50 pm

            Yes! Jakemans tastes definitely better after a few minutes in my mouth!?c

          • January 29, 2017 / 6:57 am

            haha – sorry.. I should’ve warned you! oops..x

    • January 28, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      It was delicious I have to admit! Raspberries are delicious but I should be sticking to them with some ‘yoghurt’ and not the ‘cake’ haha!! xx

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:23 am

      Thanks Bella – it was!! xx

  6. January 28, 2017 / 6:54 am

    Looks really nice! I love these recipes on the backs of packets. I had one for a chocolate Yule log off some icing sugar 🙂 xx

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:22 am

      Although I shouldn’t be able to say this… IT WAS! Yikes.. only 1 piece though and the rest will be going back to my granddaughter’s house today as I definitely wouldn’t last the day without another piece! Have a great day xx

  7. January 28, 2017 / 6:37 am

    Looks great and yummy ?

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:23 am

      Definitely not good to have around when you’re on a ‘healthy low carb diet’.. yikes! x

      • January 28, 2017 / 7:36 am

        Haha. You only live once. It’s what’s in the inside that counts ?

        • January 28, 2017 / 8:08 am

          Haha – that’s the problem – on the inside is too much FAT!! Do you think the ‘real raspberries count as ‘healthy’…. that was my theory anyway! Have a brilliant day Mr P.. xx

          • January 28, 2017 / 8:15 am

            Well go to the gym every other day and run your socks off; this way you can eat what you want. Real raspberries are healthy but everything has got calories except water. You have a good day too Wendy; enjoy your full English breakfast lol 🙂

          • January 28, 2017 / 8:22 am

            Ughhh that sounds positively horrible Mr P – If I was masochistic baking the cake, you’re being sadistic with the ‘exercise’ suggestion!! .haha (actually though you’re right – I need to ‘up the exercise’ so thanks for being ‘sadistic’ with your suggestion!)… Poached egg – practicing for the perfect poached egg competition .. for breakfast! x

          • January 28, 2017 / 8:30 am

            Lol, I’m just rattling your cage. I know I’m a pest, all in good one fun 😉 Enjoy the chicken menstruation lmao 🙂

          • January 28, 2017 / 10:34 am

            I need someone to give me a good kick up the not so small backside Mr P – feel free to keep sticking the boot in as eventually it may kick me into enjoying exercise! Chicken menstruation.. now that sounds ‘interesting’.. I’m en route to view.. haha – you always make me laugh Mr P so you’re a fun sadist and that’s ok with me! x

          • January 28, 2017 / 10:42 am

            Haha, lol. Good! I’ll keep being me 😉

          • January 28, 2017 / 10:46 am

            Oh yep – sticking to ‘authentic and real you’ is definitely best in my book! x

          • January 28, 2017 / 10:57 am

            Awww, thanks for letting me be me ?

          • January 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

            Yep -we should definitely be true to ourselves Mr P.. always! (Unless you’re a REAL Sadist… then you may need some hypnotherapy!) haha x

          • January 28, 2017 / 11:03 am

            Amen! 😉

          • January 28, 2017 / 11:03 am

            xx

  8. PaperPuff
    January 28, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Pesky mice! Hmmm, but showing up just when they are needed as an alibi?! Cake looks good!

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:25 am

      Absolutely.. they came back later and ate a FULL piece.. maybe they thought the ‘real raspberries’ counted as’healthy’! xx

  9. January 28, 2017 / 12:27 am

    This looks delicious. I love anything raspberry. Your granddaughter is adorable 🙂

    • January 28, 2017 / 7:26 am

      Thanks Ellie – it was VERY tasty… too tasty when I’m supposed to be on ‘low carb’ diet! oops…
      I know – she’s such a little character and I’m always guaranteed to laugh when she’s around! x

      • January 30, 2017 / 3:40 am

        Everyone deserves a carb day! You look too young to be a grandmother by the way.

        • January 30, 2017 / 7:40 am

          Oh Ellie – thanks so much – you just made my day! x

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