Biscuit Traybake Cake

18th June 2019
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I asked my lovely Instagram followers what was their favourite biscuit was and I think between them all, we covered just about every type of biscuit out there :’)

As a result, the Biscuit Traybake Cake was born!! A light, fluffy vanilla sponge, topped with lashings of strawberry jam and just about every type of biscuit! COMPLETELY GLUTEN FREE & DAIRY FREE!!!!!

biscuit traybake cake

Click here for the link to the exact traybake tin I used (you can also get it on Amazon). Its a 12″ x 9″ tray.

ADAPTATIONS: if you haven’t got a traybake tin, you could make this in:

  • a loaf tin
  • a regular round cake tin or
  • cupcakes

Regardless of which one you pick, I’d still recommend you follow the steps for how to decorate the cake below i.e. warm your jam in the microwave, spread over the cake whilst its still hot and then add loads of different biscuits.

Place the biscuits face up, face down, cut in half, crumbled over it, broken in half, piled on top of each other. The more fun you have with it, the better it looks!

biscuit traybake cake

Biscuit Traybake Cake

Completely gluten & dairy free. A light, fluffy vanilla sponge, topped with lashings of strawberry jam and just about every type of biscuit!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Servings: 20 pieces at very least!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, english


  • 340 grams Gluten Free Self-Raising Flour
  • 340 grams Caster Sugar
  • 340 grams Spread (tub of marg) - Dairy free if necessary – eg Flora Dairy Free, Pure, Vitalite
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder - check its gluten free
  • 6 eggs


  • 300-400 grams Jam
  • Loads of Biscuits! - Morrisons have a great range of gf df biscuits


  • Preheat your oven to 180oC (fan).
  • Line your traybake tin/loaf tin/whatever you're using with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the butter & sugar until fully combined.
    >You’re looking for the mix to be paler, smooth & creamy! I use an electric whisk for 2 mins.
  • Crack all the eggs into a separate bowl & beat together.
  • Add the beaten eggs, flour and baking powder to the butter/sugar and whisk together until JUST combined (20-30seconds).
    >Don’t over whisk, otherwise you’ll lose the air bubbles & they won’t be quite so fluffy!
  • Pour the mix into your tin. It should be about 2/3 full to give it enough room to expand when it bakes.
  • Bake for approx 30 mins.
    >You’re looking for them to be firm on top but springy to touch and a knife/skewer poked into the middle of the cake should come out relatively clean!


  • Tip your jam into a microwaveable bowl. Heat in 15 second blasts until runny.
  • Pour over the cake whilst its still warm.
  • Add all your biscuits whilst its still warm too. It looks best if you place them all in different ways – cut them in half, face up, face down, crumbled, whatever you fancy!!
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Hope you like my Biscuit Traybake Cake!! Make sure you tag me in your recreations!!

If you want to know more about dairy-free living, from milk replacements to chocolate and baking, click here!

Jess x

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