Eton Mess Traybake Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

If there’s one desert which screams summer time to me, it’s an Eton Mess!

So, with summer fast approaching and the UK finally having some dry, warmer days, I felt it was about time I whipped up some cream, cut some strawberries and crumbled some meringues and got creating something delicious which is entirely based around an Eton Mess.

Does that sound good to you guys? As it sure does to me.

If you’ve been around here a while, you will know my love and admiration for Jane’s Patisserie. So, when I was scrolling through her bakes recently online, I came across an Eton Mess traybake which she had created and inspired me instantly.

I absolutely LOVED the idea of pairing a beautiful vanilla sponge cake with the glorious ingredients of an Eton Mess. Quite frankly, I see this as the best summer bake of 2024!

BBQ’s, garden parties, birthdays, summer gatherings or just for you to surprise your loved ones with – this cake is perfect for it all.

As you’ll have gathered by now, I’ve created my own version of Jane’s bake and I’ve well and truly fallen in love with it. Which of course means I had to share it with you guys ASAP.

{ Jane’s Recipe: }

So, if this traybake has caught your attention and got you wanting more, you know the drill by now. Keep on scrolling below and you’ll find the recipe:

Category: Desert / Sweet Treat

Servings: 15-20 Slices

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes

Bake Time: 50-60 Minutes

Decorating Time: 15 Minutes

Overall Time: 1.5 Hours

Ingredients You Need For The Cake:

  • 350g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 350g Of Caster Sugar
  • 7 Medium Eggs
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • 350g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 350g Of Fresh Strawberries, Cut In Half
  • 2tbsp Of Granulated Sugar

Ingredients You Need For The Eton Mess Topping:

  • 400ml Of Double Cream
  • 250g Of Fresh Strawberries, Cut Into Quarters
  • 150g Of Fresh Raspberries
  • 4-6 Meringues, (Shop Brought), Crumbled Into Small Pieces

How To Make The Cake:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line a 9×13” baking tin with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 350g of unsalted butter with the 350g of caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Next, beat in the 7 medium eggs and 2tsp of vanilla extract until combined.
  • Now, beat in the 350g of self-raising flour until a smooth sponge mixture has formed.
  • Pour the sponge mixture into the prepared baking tin.
  • Scatter the 350g of fresh strawberry halves evenly across the top of the sponge mixture and then sprinkle over the 2tbsp of granulated sugar (this will give a nice, crunchy top).
  • Place the cake into the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before very carefully removing from the tin and transferring over to a wire rack to cool down completely.

How To Decorate The Cake:

  • Now that the cake has fully cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, whip the 400ml of double cream until thick and spreadable.
  • Next, spread the thickened double cream evenly across the top of the cake.
  • Finally, scatter the 250g of strawberry quarters, the 150g of raspberries and crumbled meringue pieces across the top of the double cream.

That’s your Eton Mess Traybake prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy!


I’m sorry, but if this isn’t making your taste buds dance, I don’t know what will because the photos alone have got me excited to create this again and again this summer.

This is an absolute must-try on these warmer days!

Let me know in the comments below if you make this Eton Mess traybake yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on it. Are you a Eton Mess lover? Did this cake excite you? Do you agree, it’s the ultimate summer bake of 2024?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


Leave a Reply