Sunflower Molasses Tray Bake

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recipe by Garreth O'Mahony

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    50mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    6
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    809

Full of fruit, this tray bake was made by my late mother when I was a lickle baby. It's great with a cup of tea. The soft sponge, fruit and spice will have your mouth watering.

recipe updated Oct 16, 2018

Ingredients

  • Sultanas icon
    Sultanas
    375g
  • Water icon
    Water
    310ml
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    7g
  • Mixed spice icon
    Mixed spice
    3g
  • Coffee extract icon
    Coffee extract
    4g
  • Sunflower oil icon
    Sunflower oil
    79ml
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    125g
  • Molasses icon
    Molasses
    100g
  • Egg icon
    Egg
    100g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    5ml
  • Cake flour icon
    Cake flour
    275g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    7g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    0g
  • Candied citrus peel icon
    Candied citrus peel
    100g

Tools

  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Food processor
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Rectangular tart pan - 11 x 8"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - 170°C
  2. Get a clean medium bowl
  3. Add sultanas
  4. Add boiling water
  5. Sprinkle with baking soda
  6. Sprinkle with mixed spice
  7. Add coffee extract then set aside
  8. Get a clean medium bowl
  9. Add sunflower oil
  10. Add caster sugar
  11. Add molasses
  12. Add egg
  13. Add vanilla extract
  14. Transfer
  15. Blend until creamy
  16. Add cake flour
  17. Add baking powder
  18. Add salt
  19. Drain fruit into medium bowl
  20. Transfer water to batter
  21. Blend until smooth
  22. Add candied citrus peel
  23. Add content of medium bowl to batter
  24. Blend gently
  25. Line a clean rectangular tart pan with parchment paper
  26. Transfer batter to rectangular tart pan
  27. Bake until golden brown - 40 min, 170°C
  28. Slice into squares
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