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SUGAR, SPICE & ALL THINGS NICE TRAYBAKE

SUGAR, SPICE & ALL THINGS NICE TRAYBAKE

Prep Time: 20 mins, plus 30 mins baking

Serves: cuts into 12 squares using the Silverwood 12X8x3 Traybake tin

Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS

For the cake

10 oz of margarine (softened)

10 oz light brown sugar

5 Eggs

10 oz Self raising flour

1 Teaspoon baking powder

Zested rind of 3 oranges

1 teaspoon orange essence

1 Teaspoon vanilla paste

teaspoon mixed spice

For the icing

5 oz softened butter or margarine

Juice of ½ orange

10 oz buttercream

1 teaspoon mixed spice

Cinnamon sugar and chopped nuts - Optional(1 part ground cinnamon – 3 parts caster sugar)

Preheat your oven to 160*c

Cream the sugar and butter together well, until the colour starts to lighten, if you're using an electric mixer leave it going for about 2 minutes until they go light and fluffy.
Zest the oranges into the mixture and pour in the vanilla paste, orange essence and mixed spice.
Whisk your eggs together and add to the bowl and mix well (don’t be alarmed if the mixture splits, just add a tablespoon of flour and it will come together again).
Next sift your flour and baking powder into the mix, and fold in until they're all mixed in well.
Pour into a lined and greased traybake tin.
Bake in the oven for approx 25 minutes, it may need a little longer or a little less, depending on your oven.
Once the cake is out the oven, make a buttercream with the butter, icing sugar and orange juice, if the mixture is a little too stiff add more orange juice 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
Spread onto the cake once it's cooled and top with the cinnamon sugar and chopped nuts.
Enjoy!

 Recipe and pictures courtesy of Anna Christoforou @ANNASKITCHENTABLESHREWSBURY

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