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Coconut & jam cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 12 minutes Cook: 15 minutes

Skill level

More effort


Serves 10

A crunchy layer of coconut on top with a sweet strawberry jam

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For the cake:

  • 4oz margarine/butter
  • 4 oz sugar (white)
  • 4oz sf flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g desicated cocnut

For the top:

  • 2 heaped tbsp strawberry jam
  • 40g desicated coconut


  1. Add ALL of the cake ingredients to a mixing bowl.

  2. Cook for 15-20 on 180 c (fan)

  3. cool on a tray for 10-15 mins

  4. spread all of the jam n the top and sprinkle the coconut on afterwards.

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13th Feb, 2019
Great easy to make recipe. School dinner nostalgia! I doubled the quantities and did it as a tray bake as others suggested. Mine baked at 180 for 25 mins. Will definitely make again.
1st Dec, 2018
If you double the recipe, the cake will take more than an hour to cook! I know this because mine is still in the oven....65 minutes later and still not cooked.
28th Jan, 2018
Delicious but agree with another reviewer that double the quantity would have been better for the traybake - doesn't serve 10 unless you have very small appetites !
8th Jul, 2017
Tasty but a recipe for a loaf tin rather than a tray bake. I doubled the ingredients for a tray.
4th Dec, 2016
This was a very simple and yummy cake that took both myself and my husband back to being a child :) Our kids loved it too... will def make it another time.
29th Apr, 2016
Delicious . Just like my old school days . Had it with raspberry blancmange custard . I had to google the temperature . Gas mark 4 cooks it perfectly with my fan oven . Great recipe . Thank you :))
24th Jul, 2015
I have made this twice this week ... Delicious with lots of custard .... going to serve it with pink custard today ( warm blancmange lol ) .... Takes me right back to my 80s schooldays .... love it :)
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Jan Waugh
19th Jun, 2018
What size of tray do you use please
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Jan Waugh
19th Jun, 2018
Have not tried this yet as I don't know what size of tray to use- could anyone tell me please- thank you
25th Jun, 2017
What size tin do I need for this? And is it a loaf tin or a tray bake tin?
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