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Recipe Category: Cakes

Cherry Coconut Slab Cake

A simple-to-make coconut cake made special with the addition of plump fresh cherries.

Makes: 1 slab cake
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup natural Greek style yogurt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup moist flakes shredded coconut
  • 500g fresh cherries, pitted*
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • icing sugar and natural yogurt, for serving

Butter and line the base a slab tin with baking paper (approx 32cm x 23cm rectangular tin, or similar). Lightly whisk butter, yogurt and eggs together until smooth. Stir in sugar, flour and coconut. Pour into slab tin. Toss cherries with sugar and arrange on top of cake batter. Bake at 180°C for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and cooked when tested. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar and serve cut into squares with a dollop of yogurt.


*It's worth investing in a cherry pitter utensil to pit fresh cherries most effectively.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 22/11/2020