09 March 2015

Summer Fruits and Almond Tray Bake

We baked a traditional Victoria sponge cake at the weekend and I had an idea to make a little more cake mixture and pop it into a tray to slice then serve as cubes. After a quick rummage in the cupboards I decided to use some leftover nuts for a crunchy topping and some berries from the freezer for a boost in flavour.

This was the result...




Ingredients

4oz self raising flour
4oz caster sugar
4oz butter
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
Summer berries
Almonds
Icing sugar to dust (optional)


Method
  • Preheat the over to 180 degrees
  • Cream together the sugar and butter in a bowl
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla essence
  • Sift in the flour and combine
  • Pour the mixture into a lined backing tray, approx 9" by 12", and level
  • Add the berries on top and sprinkle over the almonds
  • Cook for around 35 minutes until the sponge is risen and golden 
  • Allow to cool and dust with icing sugar
  • Slice into 15 pieces (more or less if you wish)
Scoff!







This is ideal for picnics and lunch boxes or warm served with ice cream as a dessert.
It's delicious yet so quick and simple to complete.


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40 comments :

  1. The summer berries make this look perfect for a summer picnic in the garden. Just bring on the sunshine!

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  2. Looks delicious and no trouble at all to make!

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  3. This looks really lovely, great with a cup of tea!

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  4. This looks amazing, thanks for the recipe, I'll be trying this out.

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  5. This looks delicious, perfect cake for a picnic. Thank you for sharing

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  6. This looks tasty, thanks for the recipe x

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  7. that looks soooooooooo good, I can almost smell it. x

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  8. Margaret Clarkson
    It looks great, I love this kind of thing.

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  9. looks yummy, must try this one :)

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  10. ooooooo NOM !! soooo need to make this now I am drooling over the pics alone xxx

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  11. Oh wow this looks so good!!! Xo

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  12. Oh, wow! Every now and then I see a recipe and photo which make me really, really want to bake it or make it. This is one of them!

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  13. That looks really good, amazing

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  14. might have to give these a try they look really tasty

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  15. Looks amazing frozen some berries became pulp once defrosted

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  16. That looks so good my mouth is watering.

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  17. my other half would love this!

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  18. Looks delicious. I do enjoy summer fruits:- really like Summer Pudding. Also like almonds :- Almond Slices are nice.

    Rachel Craig

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  19. This looks really good, I might just give it a go!

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  20. Looks delicious, can't wait to try making this!

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  21. My mum would love this :) might make it for her xx

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  22. This looks delicious!! I love almond and fruits in baking - went to a National Trust cafe yesterday and had a cherry almond scone, yum :-)

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  23. This looks delicious, will have to try this!

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  24. Looks and sounds delicious :) Thank you so much for sharing :) X x x

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  25. This looks pretty and delicious, think I'd have it warm with custard, or ice cream!

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