Moist cherry cake recipe

Moist cherry cake recipe from glammanana

nut free kids can help can make in advance ok to freeze vegetarian low fat
Category Cakes and biscuits recipes
Prep time5/6 mins
Cook time1.5 hours

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Ease of cooking10
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Success with adults10
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150g (5oz) glace cherries
225g (8oz) self-raising flour
50g (2oz) ground almonds
1 1/2 level tsp baking powder
200g (7oz) softened butter
200g (7oz)caster sugar
4 large eggs

Handy Hint

This lovely light cake is ideal after the rich pickings of Xmas fare, and goes down well with a nice afternoon tea. You can use a square tin to make cherry fingers which are very easy for little ones to manage.


1. Preheat oven to 160C/fan 140/gas mark 3
2. Lightly grease an 18cm (7in) deep round cake tin and line base with parchment.
3. Cut each cherry into quarters and wash to remove excess syrup, dry well on kitchen paper.
4. Measure all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for about 1 minute.
5. Carefully fold in the cherries, turn the mixture into the tin and bake for 1-1 1/2 hrs until the cake is well risen, golden and firm to the touch (check with a skewer and it should come out clean when done.) Leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out on wire rack and leave to cool completely.

gransnetter Reviews

From: suzz on Mon 21-Sep-15 13:53:15 Overall rating: 0.0
Not tried this recipe yet but thinking of trying it, one question though, could you use this recipe for muffin cases? If so what oven temperature and how long? thanks
From: Grannyfran on Wed 05-Aug-15 15:06:56 Overall rating: 10.0
Brilliant recipe! Thank you. I made it for a summer family occasion - I am hopeless at cakes usually - they all loved it. It makes quite a large cake and it keeps well.
From: glammanana on Sun 02-Dec-12 15:16:45 Overall rating: 0.0
I have used this recipe many times and never been disappointed with the outcome,it is ideal for period after xmas when we are all topped up with rich food stuffs,once in the oven there are many tasks you can get on with as you don't need to be checking on the oven all the time.Turns out well with all makes of flour and cherries can be substituted for any other favourite ingredient.