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SuperValu Sharon Hearne-Smith Parsnip Tray Bake


Sharon's Parsnip and Orange Tray Bake Cake with Walnut Frosting is a sweet way to reach your seven-a-day!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


Serves: 8 people

  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 - Eggs
    large in size
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
    or cinnamon
  • 125 ml Maple Syrup
    or honey
  • 225 g Parsnips
    about 1 medium-sized
  • 175 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g SuperValu Dark Brown Sugar
  • 150 ml SuperValu Olive Oil
    use light olive oil if possible or sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 2 - SuperValu Orange
    large in size
For the walnut frosting:
  • 50 g Butter
  • 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
    or honey
  • 100 g SuperValu Goodness Walnuts
    halves or pieces
  • 0.25 tsp Vanilla Extract


1. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir everything together until just combined. Pour into the prepared tin and level the top.

2. Bake in the oven for about 35 minutes, until springy to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool completely in the tin.

3. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Reserve nine walnut halves or pieces for decorating. Place the remainder in a food processor or high-speed blender with the butter, maple syrup or honey and vanilla extract and blitz until as smooth as possible.

4. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

5. When ready to serve, turn the cooled cake out onto a serving board or plate. Spread the frosting evenly all over the top.

6. Cut the tray bake into nine even-sized squares and stick
a reserved walnut piece in the centre of each one. Sprinkle
over the grated zest from the remaining orange and serve.

Swap the parsnip for carrot or butternut squash instead if preferred.

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