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Cherry and Coconut Cake Recipe

This recipe for Cherry and Coconut Cake was simple and quick to make, and well received by all those who ate a slice or two. It was most selfless of me to bake this cake as I do not like coconut, a cake I could not eat! As selfless as I was this cake is one from my wish list of bakes from the Cake Magic book.
Recipe Coconut and Cherry Cake
Cherry and Coconut Cake recipe - an easy bake
Recipe Cherry and Coconut Cake

  • bowl or electric food mixer
  • scales  
  • 2 lb loaf tin  
  • baking parchment/ loaf tin liner
  • cooling rack
  • measuring jug


makes 1 loaf cake - 8 to 10 slices

250g self raising flour

125g butter
125g caster sugar
100g desiccated coconut
125g glace cherries
2 large eggs
225ml milk

Coconut and Cherry Cake Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C / Gas Mark 3
  • Line the loaf tin
  • Rinse the cherries in cold water and dry, chop into small pieces.
  • Rub the butter into the flour with your finger tips, until it resembles breadcrumbs. Or use an electric food mixer, I used my Kenwood K Mix and the K attachment.
  • Add the sugar, chopped cherries and 75g of the coconut, mix briefly.
  • Briefly whisk the milk and eggs together, then add to the bowl of dry ingredients.
  • Whisk all the ingredients well together.
  • Pour into a lined loaf tin.
  • Sprinkle the remaining coconut onto the top of the mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, you may need to cover the top of the cake near the end to prevent to top over browning. It may need an additional 10 minutes, check with skewer to see if it comes out clean.
Leave to cool in tin for 10 minutes, then remove and place on a wire cooling rack until cool.

Follow my baking board on Pinterest 

Slice the Cherry and Coconut Cake as large as you dare. I have even managed a few spare slices to pop in the freezer, for when those unexpected visitors arrive.
Cherry Loaf recipe or Cherry and Coconut Loaf recipe

Recipe Cherry and coconut cake
Love this recipe then you will love others from this great book, perfect for any keen baker.
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  1. Oh my gawd. I love any kind of cake with coconut in it. This looks so gorgeous and yes! Those thick slices!! Fab entry for random recipes. Would love to know the name of the book too. Thank you x

  2. This looks gorgeous Angela, love the idea of doing random pages and get baking! I am always self-less baking as I am gluten-free & some bakes just aren't meant to be made gluten-free!!! x

    Hope you are well and enjoying the garden in the sunshine x

  3. sounds fabulous and i would love them as its two ingredients i really enjoy x

  4. Oh this looks so good! and pretty simple to make too!

    Two Hearts One Roof

  5. I had forgotten how much I loved cherry and coconut cakes when I was a child. I might have to make one tomorrow. I'm pretty sure my children wont like the coconut. I'd have to eat it all myself. How sad ;-)

  6. That cake looks moist and superb, I do not fancy the cherries and coconut combo but I'd make it for my hubster! which book is this recipe from?

  7. I am orginising a tea party this Sunday and browsing your blog for inspiration - but there's so much to choose from!

  8. It looks really tasty - such a shame you can't eat it!

  9. Looks like a winner


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Angela x

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