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How To Make Blueberry & Almond Traybake

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Topped with gooey blueberry's and crunchy almonds, these cake squares go perfect with your cuppa.
Ingredients
For the base layer
  Unsalted butter 100 Gram
  Plain flour 200 Gram
  Caster sugar 2 Tablespoon (Leveled)
  Egg 1 Medium, lightly beaten
For the sponge layer
  Unsalted butter 150 Gram, softened
  Caster sugar 150 Gram
  Self raising flour 150 Gram
  Ground almonds 50 Gram
  Almond extract 3 Drop
  Egg 3 Medium
  Blueberries 150 Gram
  Flaked almonds 2 Tablespoon (for topping)
  Icing sugar 1 Tablespoon (for dusting)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Set the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4 and place a solid baking sheet in the oven to heat up.

MAKING
FOR THE BASE LAYER
2. In a food processor, add plain flour, butter, caster sugar whizz until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add in the egg and just mix it until the mixture starts to look like coarse breadcrumbs.
3. Tip the mixture in to the base of a square baking tin, and press it down firmly to give an even layer. Chill it for 10-15 minutes until it is firm.
FOR THE SPONGE LAYER
4. In a bowl, place the butter and whisk until soft. Add the caster sugar and cream them together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
5. Add in the ground almonds and almond extract. Gradually whisk in the eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each egg. Beat in the rest of the flour.

FINALIZING
6. Spoon the mixture over the base layer, and spread level. Scatter the blueberries over and press them into the sponge mixture and then top with flaked almonds.
7. Place the tin on the hot baking sheet in the centre of the oven, and bake at 180 degree C for 40-45 minutes or until light-golden.
8. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes, and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
9. Cut the cake into 15 squares and dust with icing sugar.

SERVING
10. Serve the Blueberry and Almond cake as it is.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Blueberry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Servings: 
15
Traybakes are easy to make and taste heavenly. Just remember to grease the tray nicely and the bakes will come out perfectly. To learn more about how to bake a perfect and yummy blueberry and almond traybake, watch Sue McMohan share a detailed description in the video.

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