Hello everyone, I thought I would share the Chocolate Peanut Traybake I made for my sister’s birthday. Chocolate and peanut butter is a favourite combination when I’m baking. I wanted to make a cake based round M&Ms but nothing that was too much as my sister doesn’t have as big a sweet tooth as me. I decided to keep it as a traybake one layer cake and just frost the top of the cake. The bright colours of the M&Ms made this a fun birthday cake to share with the family.
Other Baking Projects
If you like the sound of this Chocolate Peanut Traybake recipe then you might want to try out one of my other baking projects:
- Go fruity with this Italian Apple Cake
- Stick traditional with my Peanut Butter Banana Bread
- Try a bread recipe with this Tear and Share Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Make cookies with my recipe for Triple Chocolate Cookies
Free From Alternatives
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Chocolate Peanut Traybake
Try my simple Chocolate Peanut Traybake recipe with peanut sponge cake and chocolate frosting topped with M&Ms.
For the cake:
For the frosting:
Preheat the oven to 160 oC and line a 7" by 7" square cake tin
Whisk together the butter, peanut butter, caster sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy
Beat in the eggs one at a time and then fold in the flour and milk
Pour into the cake pan and bake for 35 minutes
Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before frosting
Make the frosting by whisking together the butter, icing sugar and cocoa powder until light and fluffy
Spread on top of the cake and sprinkle on half the peanut and chocolate M&Ms
Drizzle on the melted peanut butter, milk chocolate and white chocolate
Top with the remaining peanut and chocolate M&Ms