Chocolate Walnut Traybake

Chocolate Walnut Traybake


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About this recipe: This is an easy traybake recipe - a walnut biscuit base is first baked, then covered with a rich chocolate topping and baked again. You can sprinkle chopped walnuts over the top for a nice finishing touch. This is best served chilled.


Serves: 24 

  • For the base
  • 85g butter
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 60g chopped walnuts
  • 100g plain flour
  • Topping
  • 30g butter, softened
  • 75ml water
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar for dusting

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 85g of butter and 5 tablespoons sugar until smooth. Stir in the flour and walnuts. Press into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake the base for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven.
  4. To make the topping: Beat the remaining butter, water, cocoa, 100g sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt together in a medium bowl until smooth and shiny. Spread evenly onto the baked base.
  5. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes, or until set. Dust with icing sugar and cut into 24 squares when cool.

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