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Double Chocolate Traybake

Preparation time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
Upto 1 hour
8-10 serves

Wonderful for all the family and such a treat. Chocolate chips are much preferred to use rather than white chocolate buttons as they stay more visible and in pieces. Careful not to overheat the chocolate otherwise it will lose its sheen and become lumpy.

  • Ingredients

      For the Traybake:
    • 100g Plain Chocolate
    • 25g Cocoa Powder
    • 4 Tablespoons Boiling Water
    • 4 Large Eggs
    • 225g Baking Spread, from the fridge
    • 225g Caster Sugar
    • 275g Self Raising Flour
    • 1 Level Teaspoon Baking Powder
    • 1 Tablespoon Milk
    • 50g White Chocolate Chips
      For the Ganache Icing:
    • 180g Plain Chocolate
    • 150mls Double Cream
    • 50g White Chocolate Chips
  • Method

    For the Traybake:
    • Preheat the oven to 180C/160F/Gas 4 Grease and line the traybake tin with non-stick baking paper.

    • To make the traybake, break 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.

    • Sieve the cocoa powder into a stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Add the boiling water and mix, to a smooth paste. Add the eggs, baking spread, caster sugar, flour, baking powder and milk. Whisk together using a stand mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the melted dark chocolate and white chocolate chips.  Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. 

    • 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.

    For the Ganache Icing:
    • Whilst the cake is cooling, make the icing. Break the plain chocolate into pieces and add to a heatproof bowl, pour over the cream. 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.

    • Spread the icing over the top of the cake. Sprinkle with the white chocolate chips. 

    • Serve in squares dusted with icing sugar (optional)

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