Zesty blackberry & coconut traybake

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes to 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes plus cooling

Serves: 15 squares


200g Stork With Butter

200g Waitrose Golden Caster Sugar

4 medium Waitrose British Blacktail Free Range Eggs

Grated zest of 2 lemons, plus a squeeze of juice

200g self-raising  our

1 tbsp milk

4 tbsp blackberry conserve or jelly

195g pack blackberries 40g desiccated coconut (or according to taste)


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease and line the base of a 23cm x 33cm cake tin with baking parchment.

2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the Stork and sugar, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add half the lemon zest, then fold in the  our and stir in the milk. Pour the mixture into the tin and smooth the surface, chasing the mixture right to the edges. Bake for 25 minutes, or until risen and springy to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

3. Meanwhile, heat together the conserve or jelly, remaining lemon zest and juice and blackberries in a pan for 5 minutes, squashing the blackberries lightly into the melted jelly as they soften. Set aside to cool.

4. Spread the jelly mixture over the cooled cake, then sprinkle over the coconut. Cut into 15 squares before serving.