Cherry & almond cake

Cherry & almond cake

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(28 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr - 1 hr, 15 mins

Easy

Cuts into 8-10 slices
Cherry cakes are one of the most popular cakes sold by baking experts, the WI. This one will be a guaranteed hit at any cake sale

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal585
  • fat32g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs70g
  • sugars53g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.83g
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Ingredients

  • 200g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

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  • ½ tsp almond extract
    Almond

    Almond

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    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 85g ground almonds
    Almond

    Almond

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    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

  • ½ tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 300g glacé cherries
  • 100ml milk

    Milk

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  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds
    Almond

    Almond

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    Sweet almonds have a subtle fragrance that lends itself well to baking and also works well with…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line the base and sides of a 20cm deep cake tin. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then beat in the eggs, one by one. Fold in the almond extract, flour, ground almonds and baking powder, followed by the cherries and milk.

  2. Scrape into the prepared tin, scatter over the flaked almonds, then bake for 1 hr-1 hr 15 mins. Cool the cake in its tin before serving.

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doodles76
2nd Jan, 2013
5.05
Mmmm this is a cake adicts must! I iced mine with a thin icing flavoured with almond and sprinkled with pink sugar my family all had second helpings
kirstiesteele
31st Jul, 2012
I made this cake for a Sunday afternoon tea, everyone loved it! very moist and lovely flavour! Will make again as went down a treat!
verheijen
17th Feb, 2012
3.05
Forgot to rate...
verheijen
17th Feb, 2012
3.05
Trein with cherry from a jar and turned out nice. Nice flavor but way to greasy and buttery for me.
verheijen
8th Feb, 2012
3.05
Would like to try this recipe but don't like glacé cherries. Has anybody tried with other cherries from a jar?
gemmajaffacakes
30th Jan, 2012
5.05
Very nice cake lovely taste :) My cherries also sunk to the bottom but it still tasted good :)
urbanite001
26th Jan, 2012
I didn't make this cake because I already have a favourite cherry & almond cake recipe, but I thought I would share a tip which works for me... Pour half the batter into the tin then cover it with a very, very thin layer of marzipan (roll it out between cling film), then place your cherries on the marzipan and pour over the remaining mixture. This should stop the cherries sinking to the bottom. Instead, you'll have a thick band of cherries baked into the middle of the cake.
redruth
28th Nov, 2011
5.05
I always rinse and dry the cherries thoroughly, then halve and dust with flour, they never sink!
redruth
28th Nov, 2011
5.05
I always rinse the cherries thoroughly, and dry them thoroughly, then halve and dust with flour, they never sink then!
naomi31
27th Nov, 2011
5.05
A really lovely cake, and very easy to make. My cherries also sank to the bottom but I thought it was nice and untraditional.

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