Cherry and Walnut Slice

    Cherry and Walnut Slice

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    With three layers this is a great slice; a sweet baked base, with a chunky cherry and walnut centre then topped off with a smooth vanilla icing.

    Serves: 36 

    • Base
    • 1 1/4 cups (155g) plain flour
    • 1/3 cup (60g) brown sugar
    • 125g butter or margarine
    • Centre
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/4 cups (200g) brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, diced
    • Topping
    • 1 cup icing (155g) sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 tablespoon water

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Base: In a medium bowl stir together flour and brown sugar. Rub in butter using your hands. Press into an ungreased 22cm square cake tin.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside.
    4. Centre: In a medium bowl beat eggs until light. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt then stir into the eggs.
    5. Mix in the coconut, nuts and cherries. Spread the batter evenly over the baked crust.
    6. Return to the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until brown. Set aside to cool.
    7. Topping: In a small bowl mix the icing sugar, butter, vanilla and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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