Cherry,Coconut & Marshmallow Traybake-Friday Club Carnival

The Friday Club The theme this week for the Friday Club Carnival over at Notes from Home is Cakes and Biscuits. Click on the badge for more details but don’t forget to click on the links below

I was inspired by a recipe in the BBC Good Food Magazine which I have adapted a little.


  • 250g soft butter
  • 280g self raising flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder                                                                                   
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 ml natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g glace cherries, chopped
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 250g white marshmallows
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • dessicated coconut to decorate
  1. Heat oven to 180ºC/160ºC 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

I promise this is not nearly as sweet or sickly as it sounds and is a big hit with the children.
Here are the other recipes in this Cakes and Cookies Carnival:

Ella at Notes from Home makes Brownies

Kelly at Domestic Goddesque posts her recipe for heart-shaped jammy-dodger-style biscuits in Baking with a heart!

Heather at SAHMLovingIt gives us her Scrumptious Beetroot Seed Cake Recipe.

Jules at I Need Curtains for the Window in my Head posts her recipe for Almond Macaroons.

Helen at Cheeky Wipes gives us her recipe for Coffee Cake.

Gemma at HelloitsGemma’s Blog posts her (easiest) Banana Cake (ever).

Sian at Pumpkin and Piglet posts her Chocolate Digestive Biscuits.

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.

Clare at Seasider in the City gives us her Mars Bar Cake.

Bod for Tea shows us how she makes Iced Animal Biscuits.

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.

Jenny at Gingerbread House gives us her Gingerbread cupcakes.

Tiddlyompompom shares the fun she has making cakes with her daughter in Have your cake and eat it.


  1. Marshmallows and coconut? A definite winner with me :-) This looks really yummy, I’ll be giving it a go soon!

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

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

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

  5. Mmmmm, I love marshmallows, will have to try this :)

  6. Oh, and thank you for adding the link to my post after I forgot it :)

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

    They look divine :)

  8. 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


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

    • Thank you. :)

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

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

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

  11. mmmmmmm! anything with coconut gets my vote :) my sister has ran off with my traybake tins… must have words with her!

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

  12. 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

    • Ooops sorry! It is a good way to use up yogurt isn’t it. :)



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