Summer Fruit Cake Tray Bake

August 18, 2015Sew White

I love all the summer fruit around at the moment and with so much on offer I took advantage of it to make this delicious summer fruit tray bake. A simple lemon sponge dotted with raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries.

Sew White summer fruit cake tray bake 1

 It works very well as a cake to take on a picnic as once cooled you can put it back in the tin to transport it.

Sew White summer cake fruit tray bake 2

-250g unsalted butter
-250g caster sugar
-zest of 1 lemon
-juice of half a lemon
-5 medium eggs
-250g self raising flour
-2 teaspoons of baking powder
-5 tablespoons of milk
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
-200g blueberries
-100g cherries (weight after stones removed)
-150g blackberries
-150g raspberries

-Grease and line a 12in x 9in cake tin.
-Preheat the oven to 180º degrees/ 160º fan oven.
-Cream together the butter and sugar.
-Add the eggs one at a time and don’t over mix.
-Add the lemon juice and zest.
-Sieve in the self raising flour and baking powder.
-Add the milk and stir in gently.
-Chop the cherries roughly. Leave the other fruit whole so they don’t make the mixture wetter.
-Gently stir in three quarters of all the fruit to the mix.
-Pour the mix in to the tin and stud the remaining fruit in to the top.
-Bake for 50-60 minutes until golden brown and use a cake tester to make sure the middle is done.
-If it starts to brown too quickly cover the cake with silver foil for the remaining time.
-Allow to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning out and leave to cool on a wire rack.

It tastes lovely served with more fruit, a dollop of cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Sew White summer fruit cake tray bake 4

The finished delicious cake ready to eat. I love a tray bake cake.

Sew White summer fruit cake tray bake 5

I am entering these delicious brownies into the The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round Up being hosted by Farmersgirl Kitchen and Lavender and Lovage.


  • Roz

    August 18, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Lovely recipe – I love traybakes too and lemon sponge is my favourite!

    1. Sew White

      August 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      I’ve only just discovered my love for tray bakes. They are so easy and delicious 🙂

  • Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

    August 18, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Sounds and looks so delicious, Sisley! I love that this tray bake is packed with berries for some extra moisture and flavour 😉

    1. Sew White

      August 18, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      Berries are so good! I’m getting a bit obsessed with adding them to everything 🙂

  • Clare

    August 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Yum yum, I need to make this before summer ends!

    1. Sew White

      August 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      You do! It’s so good 🙂 Love berries and cake x

  • Munchies & Munchkins

    August 18, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    This looks so appetising Sisley. Makes me want to pop to the market and get a load of fresh berries x

    1. Sew White

      August 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Simple pleasures and summer berries are definitely a pleasure x

  • Andrea @ Made With Pink

    August 18, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I really love this cake. You can tell it’s a cake that’s just meant to be eaten. I don’t think I could stop at one piece! I love the berries in it.

    1. Sew White

      August 19, 2015 at 10:22 am

      I agree. It really does want to be enjoyed and I can confirm it was 🙂

  • Janice

    August 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    What a gorgeous cake, Sisley. I love those summer fruits and you’ve managed to pack in so many. This cake is definitely one I would love to make and EAT!

    1. Sew White

      September 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      You can never have too much summer fruit in a cake!
      It was most certainly enjoyed a lot in my house and with all my neighbours.

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  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    September 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I have added a similar style of cake to #GBBR although I reckon they might taste significantly different as the ingredients are not at all the same.

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