Way back before we went on holiday (only a week but feels like SO much longer!) it was my birthday. Yay! Happy birthday to me. So I had to take cakes in to work. Instead of just heading off to Morrisons and buying a load, I decided I would make some. I settled on a Bakewell Tart Tray-bake and a Mars Bar Krispie cake (hey, it was my birthday! I’m allowed to be childish 🙂 )
I got the recipe for the tray-bake from Delicious Magazine (http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/iced-bakewell-tart-tray-bake/) I couldn’t actually find ready-made sweet shortcrust pastry so I had to make that as well. Not something I’d attempted before but it worked really well. The quantity in this recipe is huge. I ended up putting it in a roasting tin! It would probably have been better in several smaller, shallower tins but I had to go with what I had. The cake itself was delicious and went down brilliantly.
The mars bar cake recipe I got from the Kitchen Monsters website (http://kitchenmonsters.co.uk/2011/04/27/mars-bar-cake/) and was *very* simple to make. I couldn’t fit all the rice krispies in my bowl so ended up using about 180g rather than the stated 225g. Again, it made a large quantity and only just fitted in my tray-bake tin. These were not anywhere near as sickly as I thought they’d be and were blimmin gorgeous. I’ll definitely make these again..