Merry cherry fruit cocktail traybake

    1 hour

    The 'cherry on top' of this dish is maraschino - maraschino cherries packed into a mixture of fruit cocktail, coconut, flour, butter, sugar and eggs. A moist, fruity, cherry-filled delight!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 225g tinned fruit cocktail in syrup
    • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
    • 155g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 55g butter, softened
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 35g desiccated coconut
    • 60g maraschino cherries, chopped

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Drain the fruit cocktail, reserving 80ml of the syrup from the tin. Add the 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry syrup to the reserved fruit cocktail syrup. Chop the drained fruit, and set it aside.
    2. In a bowl mix together the flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt.
    3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
    4. Add the flour mixture, alternating with the syrups, to the creamed mixture. Mix well and stir in the chopped fruit, coconut and cherries.
    5. Spread mixture into a greased 23cm square tin. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle sifted icing sugar over the top if desired and cut into squares.

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    Reviews in English (6)


    This is actually really good. I love that it isnt too sweet. And it is moist!  -  02 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    just wondering if this recipe freezes well. need to make squares for my sons wedding reception.  -  14 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    delicious  -  03 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)