10 best traybake and brownie recipes

Traybakes and brownies are perfect for sharing with friends. They are easy to make and taste divine. Whether you're a chocolate fan or you prefer a fruity dessert, our collection of tasty tray bakes and brownie recipes are sure to inspire.

Chocolate and fig brownies with spiced crème fraîche
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Chocolate and fig brownies with spiced crème fraîche

Fresh figs and spiced crème fraîche really take this brownie recipe to the next level, make them today for a heavenly chocolate experience!

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3 1/2, 170ºC, fan 150ºC. Lightly grease and base line a 23cm (9inch) square cake tin.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Take the pan off the heat and add the vanilla essence and caster sugar and mix well. Beat the eggs into the mixture along with the plain flour.
  3. Pour into the prepared tin then scatter the slim fig wedges over the top, gently pressing them into the mixture, allowing some tips to poke out of the top of the mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes when the top will have set. 
  4. Allow to cool in the tin, before cutting into 16 squares. Carefully remove from the tin and dredge with a mixture of cocoa and icing sugar to serve. Mix the crème fraîche with the spices and serve with the brownie squares.

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  • Ingredients
  • 225g (8oz) good quality dark chocolate
  • 225g (8oz) butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence or extract
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 200g (7oz) caster sugar
  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 2 figs, cut into slim wedges
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • cocoa, to dust
  • For the spiced crème fraiche
  • 200ml pot Tesco Finest crème fraiche
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch allspice