Cherry and almond tray bake recipe

A simple yet crowd pleasing tray bake that's easy to slice up and serve at your Coffee Morning.
A cherry and almond tray bake is on a white and red patterned table cloth. The tray bake is topped with cherries and almonds. Next to it are jars with almonds and cherries, and on the table cloth are almonds.

Key information

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30-35 minutes

Serves: 24 slices 

Recipe difficulty rating: Medium

Allergens: Remember to provide a list of potential allergens for each item served at your Coffee Morning event so people can clearly see what ingredients they contain. You can use our cake labels, but make sure you write clearly in block capitals and black ink.


For the cake

300g butter

300g caster sugar

375g self raising flour

1 lemon, zest & juice

85g ground almonds

4 free range eggs, lightly beaten

25g marzipan, chilled & grated

2 tsp almond extract

1 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp whole milk

200g glacé cherries, quartered. Reserve 8 for decoration

Flaked toasted almonds

For the icing

Fondant icing sugar

Juice of 1 lemon

How to prepare cherry and almond tray bake