Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Baking Treats for Britain:

Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Red Tractor Rhubarb

Red Tractor Rhubarb

Cake stalls and cake sales draw me like a magnet, and wherever I am, if there is food for sale, I can be seen buying it and probably eating it before I get home! And, all the better if they are charity cake or produce stalls, as I feel that my money is contributing to a good cause, and that’s always a “win win” in my book. So, when I was contacted by Currys recently and asked if I would like to participate in their #CurrysBakeSale project, where five food writers and bloggers host a bake sale in aid of a charity of their choice, I was delighted to accept. In return, Currys very kindly sent me a Kenwood Chef Food Mixer in order to make my job easier! My fellow charity bake sale bakers are my good chum Jane from The Hedge CombersPoppy from Bunny KitchenAnyonita from Anyonita Nibbles and Laura from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish. I have no idea what their chosen charities are, that will all be revealed later today and this launch week, but I am very pleased to announce that my charity is Macmillan Cancer Support, and later in this year I will be hosting a BIG COFFEE MORNING where all the proceeds of my coffee morning, with cakes on sale of course, will be sent to this amazing charity.

Macmillan Cancer Support

I have worked with Macmillan for the last two years and two of my recipes have appeared in their Little Book of Treats, which are on sale in Marks and Spencer’s Cafés all over the UK. Last year saw my recipe for Little Victoria Lemon Daisy Cakes being published in the book and in 2012 my recipe for Little Chocolate and Violet Fancies was published as well as being featured on the front cover of the book!

The Little Book of Treats

The Little Book of Treats with my recipe on the cover

 

But back to Baking Treats for Britain and the #CurrysBakeSale. This is our challenge……..we have been challenged to get as creative as possible with the appliances we have been sent and to make a variety of items which we can sell at a charity bake sale. Two of us will be using the Kenwood Patissier Food Mixer and two of us will be using a Kenwood Chef Classic, both items being perfect for preparing cake and dessert mixes. The last blogger will be using the incredibly versatile Kenwood Multipro Food Processor which can be used to create a huge variety of treats with its different accessories. The bake sales will take place around the UK between May 26th and June 9th and you can follow is via our tweets from @CurrysPCWorld with the hash tag #CurrysBakeSale…..so, please DO follow us and what we have baked and sold.

Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

To get your taste-buds tingling, and as my event is not being held for a few weeks yet, I am sharing ONE of the recipes I will be making and selling at my charity bake sale event……a fabulous tray bake which is PERFECT for any cake stall, a Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake. Tray bakes make great cakes to sell, as they are easy to cut into equal portions and sell……plus, this recipe is a simple “all-in-one” cake mix that my Kenwood Chef made light work of mixing! Do pop back later to see  how I did and now much money I raised for Macmillan and in the meantime, why not have a bash at making this recipe yourself? See you later, and don’t forget to stay tuned for my Atlantic Canada Eats trip, I’ll be sharing a photographic daily diary of all my adventures! Karen 

Kenwood Chef Classic

Kenwood Chef Classic

Disclaimer: I was sent a Kenwood Chef Classic (RRP:£299) from Currys in order to aid me in baking for my chosen charity.

Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake  

Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Serves 9 to 12 squares
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Wheat
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Occasion Casual Party, Easter
Region British
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
This delectable crumble tray bake cake makes the most of fresh, seasonal rhubarb and is just as delicious when served warm (with cream), as it is when eaten cold for afternoon tea or in the school/office lunch box. Perfect for picnics and cake stalls. Freezes well.

Ingredients

  • 450g rhubarb, cut into chunks

Crumble Topping

  • 125g plain flour
  • 75g butter
  • 75g Demerara or soft brown sugar

Tray Bake Cake

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 large free-range eggs, beaten and mixed with 3 tablespoons milk

Note

This delectable crumble tray bake cake makes the most of fresh, seasonal rhubarb and is just as delicious when served warm (with cream), as it is when eaten cold for afternoon tea or in the school/office lunch box. Perfect for picnics and cake stalls. Freezes well.

Directions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 and butter a square tin or Pyrex baking tray - you can line it with baking paper too if you wish.
Step 2 Make the crumble topping by rubbing the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs, then add the sugar and mix well; set to one side.
Step 3 Make the tray bake cake by placing all of the ingredients into the bowl of the food mixer and beat together on a low to medium setting for 3 to 4 minutes until light and fluffy - adjust by adding more milk if the batter is too stiff.
Step 4 Spoon the cake batter into the prepared tin or tray and then scatter the rhubarb pieces over the top, distributing them evenly, before spooning the crumble mixture over the top.
Step 5 Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the cake is well risen and golden brown. Remove the tray bake from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.
Step 6 Can be served warm with cream as a pudding too.

Red Tractor Assurance

This recipe is also part of the Red Tractor Challenge, as I used the rhubarb, milk and flour that was sent to me in a special hamper to make this Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake.  My other #RTChallenge recipes are here:

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

The Red Tractor Hamper Challenge: Oven Baked BBQ Pork Belly Slices

Pan-fried Smoked Cheese & Ham Stuffed Chicken Breasts in a Creamy Herb Sauce

Yogurt week chicken (2)

Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Baking Treats for Britain: Rhubarb Crumble Tray-Bake Cake

Comments

  1. says

    What a gorgeous tray bake. Looks so unctuous and crumbly. Love rhubarb season with a passion and this is so thoroughly British. Great post. So evocative. Have a safe trip today. Xx

    • says

      Thanks Dom! Off to check into the Premier Inn at Heathrow later today and then it’s off to Newfoundland tomorrow! I am nervous and excited in equal measures!! As for the rhubarb tray bake, it WAS lush, all gone now!

  2. says

    I just picked up some rhubarb yesterday to turn into (hopefully) a Tea Time Treats entry. I’ll have to go back and get some more to try this recipe. Looks delish!

  3. says

    I especially like the idea of having this warm for pudding, I love rhubarb and I’m sure I will love this when I make it. Thanks for the recipe and congratulations on your participation in the Curry’s Bake Sale. A Kenwood Chef is a fantastic thing to get!

  4. says

    Karen, I am green with envy at your fab new Kenwood Chef. I really, really want one. One day I am sure i will. In the mean time I am drooling over yorr fab tray bake and I am glad you are involved in such a good cause. Here is hoping you raise tons of money. I will tweet about the #CurryBakeSale. Good luck.

  5. Barbara A Steward says

    Trying this on my friends in a fortnight.
    We all love Rhubarb, homegrown, and a good dollop of double cream.
    Thank you

  6. Mary says

    Hi Karen,
    This looks yummy! But…for us clueless Americans…we have no idea what a gram is, so this recipe is very time-consuming to make without comparable American conversions listed next to the grams…i.e. /Cups, /Tablespoons etc. Maybe that’s an idea you can insert henceforth…as I bet every good cook from Maine to California wold LOVE to make this! Just a suggestion…the French cookbooks and blogs I follow do this so it makes it easy to repeat a recipe. Everything you show looks so yummy and I’m dying to try them all!

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