Peach Melba Crumble Traybake #GBBO #CakeWeek

Perfect for autumn this Peach Melba Crumble Traybake is a great way of combining cake and a crumble in one easy bake. Served as a dessert or just with a cuppa, this is delicious and simple to make.

So it is week 2 of the Great British Bake Off and it is my favourite one because it is Cake Week. I am sharing my Peach Melba Crumble Traybake with you as my bake along recipe, but before I go into detail about it lets do some GBBO news.

So it is week 2 of the Great British Bake Off and it is my favourite one because it is Cake Week. I am sharing my Peach Melba Crumble Traybake with you as my bake along recipe, but before I go into detail about it lets do some GBBO news.

Cake week was tonight and wasn’t there some delicious bakes made? The show’s baking categories were:

Signature – Traybake 

Technical – la gateaux vert (never heard of this before!) 

Show Stopper – Chocolate Collar Cake 

I could have featured a chocolate show stopper cake as I still have my son’s birthday cake to blog about. However, due to the excess of fruit I have had to use up this last week, I decided to make a traybake instead and here it is.

Peach Melba Crumble Traybake

I found some peaches in Tesco for just 10p a punnet. Sadly my boys will not eat them just as a snack. Therefore, along with some raspberries that I found that were a little squidgy, I opted to make a peach melba inspired cake. Mind you this is no ordinary cake, because it has a crumble topping. After all, autumn is a great time to make crumbles and seeing as though the weather last week had turned a bit autumnal , to combine that with a cake seemed like a brilliant idea. 

It is very easy to make and it does taste really good. 

Peach Melba Crumble Traybake

Of course, this could be made using other fruit such as apples (with or without blackberries), pears or even rhubarb. 

Peach Melba Crumble Traybake

Cook time
Total time
  • 350g ripe peaches
  • 25g raspberries
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 100g flour
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. Grease and line a rectangular baking tin 27 x 25cm
  3. Cream together the sugar and butter
  4. Add the eggs, the vanilla extract/essence and a spoonful of the flour and beat together for a couple of minutes
  5. Add the remaining flour and mix well
  6. Place half of the cake batter into the baking tray
  7. Lay the peach slices over the batter and scatter the raspberries in between some of them
  8. Top with the remaining batter and smooth over so all the fruit is covered
  9. *Make your crumble topping* by placing all the ingredients apart from the opats into a bowl and rub together to make large breadcrumbs
  10. Place the crumble over the top of the traybake and scatter the light brown sugar over the top
  11. put into the oven and cook for about 60-70 minutes until cooked all the way through
  12. Allow to cool inside the tin and then remove and cut into squares
  13. Serve warm or cold, alone or with custard or cream for a dessert or just with a cup of tea, if you are that way inclined!

The #GBBOBloggers2018 / #GBBOBakeoftheWeek Linky

Mummy Mishaps

This year I am teaming up with my fellow BAKE OF THE WEEK co host Helen to share the baking work load of the GBBO bake along. Therefore, welcome Helen and thank you in advance for your help 🙂 The linky will be shared on both of our blogs and we will chose our favourite bakes each week in the round up. 

You are welcome to bake along with me and Helen and I am hoping to see some other long standing GBBOBloggers join in too.  You can read the rules here which are not strict really, but they just explains our twitter accounts and all that jazz! All I ask is that you please add my badge, a link to mine and Helen’s blogs and share the GBBO love by sharing or commenting on some of the bakes that link up. Your posts will be pinned too. 

Please link to both mine and Helen’s blogs and use these hashtags on twitter, IG, FB etc so we can share your pics / blog posts :

#GBBOBloggers2018 #GBBOBakeoftheWeek @JennyPaulin @CasaCostello 

The linky will open either Tuesday after the new episode, or Wednesday morning, depending on how organised Helen and I have been! It closes the following Monday at 11.59pm.

Last week was Biscuit week and we had some fantastic bakes linked up :

With thanks to:

Corina and her 3D Ducks on a Pond

Mummy Barrow and her bourbon biscuits

Anca with her Grape Biscuits and her 181 epic biscuit bake 

Shell Louise and her Grantham Gingerbread 

The Beesley Buzz and their Cornish Fairings 

Louise’s Malted Milk Biscuits

Nikki’s Empire Biscuits 

Janice’s Chocolate Orange Scottish Shortbread

Tracey’s homemade Hobnnobs 

Cat’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies 

Helen’s Ginger and Lemon Oat Cookies

My own Funfetti Custard Creams 

 *Star Baker of the Week*

Helen and I both agreed that it had to go to Corina and her cute ducks . These appeared on GBBO’s Extra Slice ,well they were there in the background along with Corina, and I think that they were better than some of the featured biscuits on the show to be honest!!!  So well done Corina x 

*New Linky For Cake Week *

I really hope some of you will join in – there *might* even be some surprises along the way. I will confirm this next week .


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17 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Wow! I’m so excited I’ve got star baker! Thanks so much! Now I’m feeling a little guilty that I don’t have a cake planned for this week. I will try to join in again though. I think your peach melba traybake looks delicious – I love cakes with a crumble topping. x

  2. KayCee’s busy cooking as I type, making something like this but with apples becaue we have hundreds of them from our tree!
    Your cake looks delicious and I love how you’ve styles your photos 🙂

  3. This is my sort of tray bake simple but scrumptious. I couldnt help feel that the GBBO bakes were a bit too fussy. Sorry i missed linking up to biscuit week I was was running late but I will be linking up my very simple apple traybake later. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

  4. Such a lovely seasonal traybake Jenny. I do love cakes with crumble toppings and seasonal fruit, perfect comfort bake. I feel your pain as my boys would never eat fresh peaches as a snack either but baked into this lovely cake definitely! Thank you for sharing with #BakingCrumbs 🙂 x

  5. This looks so delicious Jenny, I really like the idea of these autumnal flavours – I fancy adding a crumble topping to a traybake, such a nice idea

  6. I love the peach melba combination Jenny, it’s perfect for this time of year – and I have to say what a bargain the punnet of peaches were – 10p – wow!! My taste buds are so happy that you popped a leyer of crumble on there – crumble is one of my all time favourite desserts! Serious yum! I mst apologise for not having baked along as yet Jenny – I’ve been a bit pushed for time and it’s not helped by the fact that we’re waiting for a replacement part for the oven!!! Argghhhh!! Thankyou for linking up with #BakingCrumbs,
    Angela x

  7. This Peach Melba Crumble Cake sounds and looks delicious, Jenny! I think this will be a great type of food to bring to our Christmas gathering or to give out to family and friends as a simple token of gratitude. We will be trying this out to see if we can mix some nuts in or not; would you recommend them? Thanks for sharing!

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