Cherry & Almond Cake

  • Total Time

    1h 20m
    • Prep Time

      20m
    • Bake Time

      1h 0m
  • Serves

    12


This cake contains a classic combination of cherries and almonds and is an ideal cake to serve at an afternoon tea.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, (fan 150°C, gas mark 3). Cut the cherries in half and rinse in hot water to remove all the syrup. Pat dry with kitchen paper.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy, then gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until well mixed, adding a little of the flour if the mixture curdles.

  3. Fold in the flour, salt, cherries, ground almonds and almond extract until evenly mixed.

  4. Spread the mixture into a 7 inch cake tin, top with flaked almonds and bake for 60-75 minutes, until firm to the touch and the cake has just begun to shrink from the side of the tin. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then remove from the tin and cool completely.

  5. To decorate, mix the icing sugar with a drop of water to make a very thick, pourable icing. Drizzle over the cake. This cake will keep a week in a cake tin.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Second time I've baked this cake absolutely gorgeous, easy to follow recipe washed cherries dried them and dusted them well using some of the flour from the recipe and walla lovely professional result.

  2. 5 star rating

    Brilliant recipe. The cake was moist and tasty. Will definitely bake this again

  3. 5 star rating

    Second time in a week that I have made this cake, as my teenage son loved it, both times a success!

    Love, love, love this recipe, so simple to make and tastes like heaven!

  4. 5 star rating

    I just made this and it turned out really well - my cherries, sank but that's nothing new. The cake is delicious.

  5. 5 star rating

    Very easy and delicious. I took it out after 60mins when the skewer was clean but it needed 5 mins more and is a bit soft in the middle - it sank, lol.
    However, still delicious and I will definitely make this again.

  6. 5 star rating

    I haven't baked for over 20 years and this is one of the first recipes I found and I can't fault it at all. Very easy and tasty and I've baked it a couple more times since.

  7. 5 star rating

    Best cherry and almond cake ever. Full of flavour, moist, and so easy to make. Excellent recipe.

  8. 4 star rating

    Georgeous cake. On a first attempt the cherries were all on the bottom. Second attempt was good as i had washed the cherries and pat dried them on kitchen paper before adding them in the floor mix. I was over the moon and my grandaughter was helping with sprinkling the flaked almonds on top of the cake before baking.

  9. 5 star rating

    Made this cake a few days ago absolutely gorgeous moist lovely flavour and dead easy to make I will definitely make again

  10. 1 star rating

    Absolutely appalling recipe. would leave no stars if possible

    Made it first time and had too cook it for so long that it was dry as old floor sweepings.

    Second time followed recipe to the letter and when I removed cake from the tin the middle fell out as uncooked.

    This is the first recipe in many many years of baking that has been consistently disappointing and coincidentally first from this site.

    I will not revisit

  11. 5 star rating

    I haven’t baked a cake for about 30 years and this cake is not only easy, it it absolutely delicious and moist. I used double the almond essence and the icing was with almond essence as well, because we love almond.
    It doesn’t keep for a week as far as I can tell, we ate it within 3 days. Going to make another one for the 2 of us to take on holiday.

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