My Gluten Free Vanilla Tray Bake Recipe

My Gluten Free Vanilla Tray Bake Recipe

Hi and welcome back.

There is something about a birthday party and tray bakes. I feel every party I went to as a child had at least one tray bake; chocolate and vanilla were the two main staples. The tray bake is quick and simple to bake and kids especially seem to be able to enjoy without creating a complete mess (compared to a Victoria Sandwich). Recently, I have been thinking about how much harder it must be for a child who is gluten free. So today I thought I would share another recipe in my How to Make series: vanilla tray bake. I hope you enjoy. C. -x-.

Prep time: 20 minutes; Baking time: 30 minutes, Serves: 15


  • 4 eggs.
  • 180g gluten free self raising flour.
  • 150g caster sugar.
  • 160g Stork cooking butter.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
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Tray bake ingredients

To decorate:

  • 100g Stork butter.
  • 200g icing sugar.
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  • gluten free sweats.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cream together butter and caster sugar.
  3. Whisk eggs with vanilla and add to butter mixture and combine.
  4. Sift self raising flour, xanthum gum, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add to wet mixture and mix.
  6. Add mixture to pre-greased tray bake tray and bake for 30 minutes or until brown.
  7. Remove from and leave to cool.
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Baking tray bake

To Decorate:

  1. Sift icing sugar and add to butter and vanilla.
  2. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Spread evenly over cooled tray bake.
  4. Decorate with sweets.
  5. Cut into squares and serve.
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Iced tray bake


  • Take ingredients out of the fridge the night before so they are at room temperature before baking.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of gluten free chocolate powder at step 4 for a chocolate twist.
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Decorated tray bake

I hope you enjoyed this addition in the How to Make series. If you re-create this recipe, let me know by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing images directly to my Facebook page. Newsletter is now here! Don’t forget to subscribe so you do not miss out on any future blog posts.


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Sliced tray bake

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