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Double Chocolate Traybake

Double Chocolate Traybake

This deliciously Chocolatey traybake makes a wonderful treat for the family at Christmas.

Electric hand mixer


For the Traybake

  • 100g × plain chocolate
  • 25g × cocoa powder
  • 4 × tbsp boiling water
  • 4 × large eggs
  • 225g × baking spread, from the fridge
  • 225g × caster sugar
  • 225g × baking spread, from the fridge
  • 275g × self-raising flour
  • 1 × level tsp baking powder
  • 1 × tsp milk
  • 50g × white chocolate chips

For the Ganache Icing

  • 180g × plain chocolate
  • 150ml × double cream
  • 150g × white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan / Gas mark 4. Grease and line the traybake tin with non-stick baking paper. Add 100g of plain chocolate in a small bowl; sit the bowl over a pan of simmering water and gently stir until melted and smooth. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Sieve the cocoa powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and mix with a teaspoon to a smooth paste. Add the eggs, baking spread, caster sugar, flour, baking powder and milk. Whisk together using an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy. Stir in the melted dark chocolate and white chocolate chips. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until well risen and coming away from the sides of the tin. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  4. Whilst the cake is cooling, make the icing. Break the plain chocolate into pieces and add to a heatproof bowl, then pour the cream on top. Melt over a pan of simmering water, stirring until runny and smooth. Leave the bowl in a cool place to thicken to a thick spreading consistency.
  5. Spread the icing over the top of the cake. Sprinkle with the white chocolate chips.
  6. Serve in squares dusted with icing sugar (optional).