Apricot Coconut Cherry Cake

    50 minutes

    I usually make this moist cake in the days between Christmas and New Year so I can use up leftover pantry ingredients from Christmas baking. You could also add nuts or other dried fruit.


    Queensland, Australia
    4 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped finely
    • 1/2 cup warm milk
    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 2 eggs
    • 10-20 glace cherries, finely chopped
    • 1 cup self raising flour
    • 3/4 cup dessicated coconut
    • ICING
    • 2 cups icing sugar mixture
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • extra coconut for topping

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm slab pan with baking paper.
    3. Soak apricots in the milk while preparing the rest of the batter.
    4. Beat the butter and sugar and add vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
    5. Toss the glace cherries in the flour and add to the batter together with the apricots and milk.
    6. Add the coconut and combine.
    7. Pour into prepared pan and bake 30-35 minutes.
    8. Cool in the pan. Turn onto a board for icing.
    9. Icing:

    10. Mix the icing ingredients together to form a smooth paste.
    11. Spread over the cooled cake and top with coconut.

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    I've made this cake on a number of occasions and have found that most of my friends prefer it without the coconut, so that is what I do and it goes down a treat.  -  04 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    The flavor of the cake was good, I thought the apricots were a loss as you couldn't really taste them. I have a sweet tooth but this cake was way to much. If I were to make this again I would try it without any icing.  -  12 Mar 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This was delicious, a very moist and tasty sponge. No one likes coconut in our house so I left it out and didn't put all the milk in, just enough for a dropping consistency. Brilliant, simple cake.  -  05 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)