Cherry and Coconut Cake


serves 6-8
250 g (9 oz) self raising (self rising) flour
1/4 level tsp (1.25 ml) salt
1 stick (8 Tbsp) 115 g (4 oz) butter
3 oz (75 g) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup (125 g) 4 oz caster sugar (superfine granulated)
125 g (4 oz) glace cherries, finely chopped
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup (8 fl oz.) milk
25 g (1 oz) shredded coconut


1. Butter and base-line a rectangular cake tin with funnelled ends or a 1.3 litre (2 1/4pint) loaf tin. Dust with flour.

2. In a bowl combine the flour and salt. Rub in the butter. Stir in the coconut, sugar and cherries.

3. Whisk together the eggs and milk and beat into the other ingredients.

4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, levelling the top and scatter over the shredded coconut.

5. Bake in the oven at 180c (350f) mark 4 for about 1 1/2 hours. Cover with foil after 40 minutes.

6. Turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool.

What did you think?

42 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

posted by sophie @ 06:50AM, 4/04/07
Good recipe but have used others which were better.
Just OK
posted by kate @ 02:07PM, 8/16/07
Too flat! Tastes nice though.
Cherry cake
posted by tracy harp @ 02:08PM, 7/07/08
How do you stop cherries sinking ?

Cover them eith flour
Cherry & Coconut Cake - Excellent recipe
posted by Lorraine @ 08:20AM, 2/02/09
Everyone loved the cake.... I am making more..:-)
Cherry and coconut cake
posted by claire whitehouse @ 01:07PM, 4/10/09
Quick, simple, does exactly what it says on the tin, if you'll pardon the pun. Really tasty
The taste of coconut and cherry cake!
posted by Louisa Al-ahwal @ 08:41AM, 6/06/09
The sweetness of the cherries really complemented the sour taste of the coconut! The elegant taste washed through my mouth with a delicous hint of cinnamon. I didnt want it to end. The recipi was unuiqe and tasted like another world!
Cherry and coconut cake
posted by isobella white @ 02:40PM, 7/21/09
Lovely thanks my sister was very happy for her b-day after that
Coconut and cherry cake
posted by patsy @ 09:48AM, 1/11/11
i made this today wow it was lovly even if i say so myself
Coconut cake
posted by mo @ 09:11AM, 1/15/11
add chopped up cherries into coconut in a bowl then add to flour mixture then add eggs the cherries will not sink
Coconut and cherry cake
posted by connor @ 10:21AM, 8/11/11
I made this today wow it was lovly even if i say so myself
Cocunut and cheery cake
posted by kristie @ 12:09PM, 10/09/11
Made it for Thanks giving.. it was delicious!!
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