Frosted Chocolate Sponge Traybake

This is heavenly served as a pudding with hot chocolate custard. I’m banned in my family for saying the word pudding as they hate it, so I’ve called it frosted chocolate sponge traybake! Reminiscent of school dinners back in the day.


300g dark chocolate

200g butter

200g caster sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

150g self raising flour


50g butter

50g cream cheese

150g icing sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Pre heat oven to 180c / 160c fan

Line and grease a traybake tin. I used a 28cm x 18cm.

Break up the chocolate into squares and add to a large mixing bowl along with the butter.

Melt in the microwave in short bursts stirring after every 30 seconds until fully melted or you can do this in a bowl over a pan of boiling water if you prefer.

Remove bowl and stir to combine the chocolate and butter. I bet you can’t resist trying a bit!

Stir in all the other ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Transfer to your traybake tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 35 mintues.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes or so before lifting out and placing on the works urface.

Meanwhile, whisk up your frosting in a separate bowl and set aside.

Once fully cooled spread over your frosting with a palette knife and cut into 12 squares.

Serve with hot chocolate custard for delightfulness.