Cherry,Coconut & Marshmallow Traybake-Friday Club Carnival

The theme this week for the Friday Club Carnival over at Notes from Home is Cakes and Biscuits.

Who doesn’t love marshmallow? This is probably one of my favourite recipes ever…mmmm cherry, coconut & marshmallow traybake. I was inspired by a recipe in the BBC Good Food Magazine which I have adapted a little.

Cherry, Coconut & Marshmallow traybake recipe

Cherry,Coconut & Marshmallow Traybake-Friday Club Carnival

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Serves: 12

I promise this is not nearly as sweet or sickly as it sounds and is a big hit with the children.
  • 250 g soft butter (I use stork)
  • 250g Self-raising flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 150 ml natural yogurt
  • 75g chopped glace cherries
  • 75g dessicated coconut
  • For the topping:
  • 250g white marshmallows
  • 30 ml milk
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  1. Heat oven to 180ΒΊC/160ΒΊC fan/gas mark 4
  2. Line a tin, I used a traybake one 20X30cm, with baking parchment
  3. Beat the butter, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, baking powder and yogurt until smooth
  4. Stir in the cherries and dessicated coconut
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for approximately 30 minutes
  6. Leave the cake to cool, then remove from the tin
  7. In the meantime, melt the marshmallows with the milk in a saucepan over a very low heat. Stir until they are all melted.
  8. Allow the marshmallow mixture to cool stirring every so often until it has thickened.
  9. Spread the marshmallow over the cake and then sprinkle dessicated coconut over to finish
  10. Cut the cake into squares.
  11. Makes approximately twelve very large squares

Ella at Notes from Home makes Brownies

Jax at Making It Up gives us her recipe for gingerbread.

Cass at The Diary of a Frugal Family posts her Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Maggy at Red Ted Art has a guest post from Maison Cupcake’s Sarah showing us how to make Love Heart Cookies.

Rebecca at twobecomefour gives us her recipe for Beck’s Banana Bread.




  1. February 5, 2011 / 6:25 pm

    Marshmallows and coconut? A definite winner with me πŸ™‚ This looks really yummy, I’ll be giving it a go soon!

  2. Jenny Paulin
    February 5, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Doesn’t look too sweet or sticky for me mmm looks deeeelicious :0

  3. February 5, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    My Dad would love these, this is one to make when he next visits. many thanks.

  4. SAHMlovingit (Heather)
    February 5, 2011 / 8:56 am

    WOW! Those look amazing. My stomach is now rumbling…which is not good at 8am! Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Jenny
    February 4, 2011 / 11:13 pm

    Mmmmm, I love marshmallows, will have to try this πŸ™‚

  6. February 4, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Oh, and thank you for adding the link to my post after I forgot it πŸ™‚

  7. February 4, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Oh no, this recipe is going to signal the end of my diet!

    They look divine πŸ™‚

  8. February 4, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    I have to say, looking at all these delicious recipes on the Friday Carnival, is NOT GOOD for me.. can someone please bake something bad?!?!

    yum yum yum


    • Nova
      February 5, 2011 / 3:52 pm

      Haha….I know, I can never resist home made

    • Nova
      February 5, 2011 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  9. February 4, 2011 / 9:48 pm

    My, they sound fabulous. I have some Marshmallows somewhere……

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  12. February 4, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    They look delicious. Thanks you. I’ve been looking for something like this. We’re going through a backing phase!

    • Nova
      February 5, 2011 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you Rosie, we like cakes here but I then eat them all.

  13. February 4, 2011 / 11:50 am

    mmmmmmm! anything with coconut gets my vote πŸ™‚ my sister has ran off with my traybake tins… must have words with her!

    • Nova
      February 5, 2011 / 3:54 pm

      I love coconut too, a normal baking/roasting tin would be just as good. x

  14. February 4, 2011 / 10:57 am

    Oh STOP! It’s too early for all this LOL! This looks delicious and a great way to use up the end of a yogurt pot of yogurt too. Thanks for sharing and your photos are amazing x

    • Nova
      February 5, 2011 / 3:55 pm

      Ooops sorry! It is a good way to use up yogurt isn’t it. πŸ™‚

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