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Cherry Sponge Traybake recipe

Cherry Sponge Traybake Recipe

A delightful and easy-to-make cherry sponge traybake that's perfect for any occasion. This classic recipe is moist, fluffy, and dotted with sweet, juicy cherries.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas Mark 4), and generously grease a rectangular baking tray.
  • Step 2.

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together 200g of softened unsalted butter and 200g of caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Step 3.

    Gradually beat in 4 large eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next.
  • Step 4.

    Fold in 200g of self-raising flour and 1 tsp of baking powder, being careful not to overmix.
  • Step 5.

    Gently fold in 1 tsp of vanilla extract and 2 tbsp of milk to achieve a smooth, dropping consistency.
  • Step 6.

    Carefully stir through 150g of halved pitted cherries, making sure they're evenly distributed.
  • Step 7.

    Pour the batter into the prepared tray, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Step 8.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until golden and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Step 9.

    Allow to cool in the tray for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Step 10.

    Cut into squares and dust with icing sugar and serve.


  1. 200 gUnsalted butter, softened

  2. 200 gCaster sugar

  3. 4 Large eggs

  4. 200 gSelf-raising flour

  5. 1 tspBaking powder

  6. 1 tspVanilla extract

  7. 2 tbspMilk

  8. 150 gPitted cherries, halved

  9. 1 tbspIcing sugar, for dusting

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