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choc cherry log
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Choc Cherry Log

A very popular treat, with chocolate, glace cherries and slivered almonds.
Prep Time15 mins
Setting time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, Italian
Keyword: choc cherry log
Servings: 4 logs
Calories: 1424kcal


  • 1 pavlova magic (125 grams) (may be called meringue powder outside Australia)
  • 375 grams Marie biscuits (1 1/2 packets) (can substitute another sweet plain biscuit)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa
  • 250 grams unsalted butter
  • 200 grams glace cherries
  • 120 grams slivered almonds
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2/3 cup additional desiccated coconut (for rolling)


  • Crush biscuits to a fine consistency. Combine with cocoa, almonds and cherries.
  • Melt butter.
  • Mix pavlova magic with 140ml of lukewarm water. Mix on high speed using an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes (which is shorter than the length of time specified on the pavlova magic instructions). Stir in coconut.
  • Add butter and pavlova magic mixture to the biscuit mixture. Stir well to combine.
  • Place mixture into fridge for half an hour (so it reaches a consistency suitable for rolling into logs).
  • Remove from fridge and divide mixture into four equal parts. Roll each part into a firm log shape. Roll in coconut and wrap the logs in aluminium foil.
  • Place wrapped logs into fridge to set overnight.
  • Slice logs into rounds using a sharp knife before serving.


Calories: 1424kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 99g | Saturated Fat: 56g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 1564IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 7mg