Red velvet traybake

A guest recipe by Baking Mad
Preparation time:
25 mins
Cooking time:
20-30 mins

Amazing traybake for those wanting a treat from across the pond. Perfect for parties or sharing with friends.

Ingredients checklist


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180ºc/160ºfan/gas mark 4. Grease a 15x10-inch rectangular baking tin

Step 2

Sift the flour into a bowl, then add the sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside

Step 3

In a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine butter, water, and cocoa powder. Bring to boil, stirring constantly

Step 4

Remove from heat. In a separate bowl mix eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and food colour. Add to the cocoa mix. Stir until well-combined

Step 5

Stir in flour mixture until combined

Step 6

Pour the batter into the prepared pan

Step 7

Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan to room temperature

Step 8

To make the frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until well-combined

Step 9

Stir in powdered sugar and enough milk to make desired consistency

Step 10

Frost the cooled cake with cream cheese frosting. We've topped ours with red crunch sprinkles, you can use whatever you like. Cut into squares and serve!

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