Gluten Free Cherry and Chocolate Traybake

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This recipe is another one I came up with for the mums at Thursday playgroup, and is perfectly simple for National Baking Week.  I had some Glace Cherries in the cupboard which were calling me, and I thought they would be perfect with shards of dark chocolate.  The verdict was that it was really tasty and beautifully moist, and no-one would have guessed that it was Gluten Free unless I had told them!

  • 300g Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 300g Caster Sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 3tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300g Doves Farm Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
  • 10tbsp Milk
  • 100g Chopped Dark Chocolate
  • 200g Chopped and/or Whole Glace Cherries


Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl or mixer.

Beat until light and fluffy, and paler in colour.

Add in the eggs and vanilla extract.

Mix to combine.  Don’t worry – it will look curdled at this point.

Add in most of the flour, and all of the milk, and mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure that everything is incorporated.

Mix the cherries into the remaining flour, and add to the mix with the chopped dark chocolate.

Stir to combine.

Transfer to a greased baking tin (I use Wilton Cake Release bought in Lakeland) approximately 32 x 24 cm in size.

Bake in a 180 degree oven for 30-40 minutes until the cake has pulled away from the sides of the tin, and an inserted skewer comes out clean, and then dust lightly with icing sugar.

Allow to cool, before serving!

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2 Responses to Gluten Free Cherry and Chocolate Traybake

  1. Candy says:

    Hi Sarah

    Please can you tell me were you got the cherries from, as a few I have bought lately the same type you have used in your cherry/choc traybake. well can you belive they have GLUTEN in.so I have still not made my Gluten Free xmas cake, as I am a coeliac
    I can not risk even a little gluten as my problem is severe. please can you tell me were you got your cherries from ))

    many thanks
    Candy.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Candy,

      I bought my Gluten Free Glace Cherries from the Julian Graves chain of health food shops – these are their Glace Cherries and they are all listed as Gluten Free. I hope you manage to get hold of some!

      Sarah

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