Baking - cherry slice

I made a delicious cherry slice yesterday that H and I had warm for dessert last night. It works equally well with any stewed, preserved or tinned fruit. If you use tinned fruit, lay it on a layer of jam. Here is the recipe:

100g butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self raising flour

3 eggs whites
1/2 cup caster sugar
500g bottled cherries
1 cup coconut

Cream butter and sugar. Add sifted flours and mix well. Press mixture over the base of an slice tin. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180°C for 10 minutes.

Whip egg whites until stiff. Gradually add sugar beating well between additions. Fold in cherries and coconut. Spread over base and cook for 15 minutes at 180°C.


  1. mmmmm ~ delicious. I'm not much of a cook (hubbie loves to cook, I don't) but that recipe looks easy to try :)

  2. Yummm! I'm going to print this off and give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Yumm Rhonda, that looks devine, do you think it could be done with citrus? I have an abundance at the moment and want to use what I have, do you have any tips. Neisha

  4. Oh oh there goes the diet.
    Thanks for sharing

  5. Neisha, I'm not sure how you'd do it with citrus, unless you made a marmalade or lemon/orange butter. The filling needs to be fairly thick and straight citrus has too much juice, it would make the bottom soggy. And we all hate soggy bottoms, don't we? ; )

  6. Looks absolutely scrumptious! I wonder how the toppingwould go without the coconut - another thing my son can't eat - might give it a go next week with some of my preserved fruit :)

  7. Lisa, it would be more of a soft meringue top then, but that's fine, it would still be delicious.


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