Gooseberry traybake

This juicy seasonal traybake is the perfect way to use up your freshly-picked gooseberries. From the tartness to the sweetness, this tasty bake will go down a treat at picnics, parties, or as a delicious afternoon snack with your favourite cuppa.

Cakes and bakes
Freshly baked gooseberry traybake with a few slice cut out
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 40 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 16-20


For the base

  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 500g light brown sugar
  • 250g butter


For the topping

  • 3 eggs
  • 500g sour cream
  • 250g fresh gooseberries, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 160°C and line a 30cm by 20cm deep-sided baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. For the base, mix the flour and sugar, and ‘rub in’ the butter until you have a sandy texture.
  3. Spread half this mixture in your lined tray and press down gently until you have an even layer.
  4. For the topping, add the sour cream and eggs to the remaining flour mix and stir until just combined and a only few lumps still remain.
  5. Pour this mixture over the base in your tin and spread evenly.  Top with the chopped gooseberries, gently sprinkling evenly over the surface.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and set.
  7. Once cooked remove from the oven. Let the traybake cool completely before cutting.