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Cherry Cake Recipe with Lemon Icing

Sometime ago a Mary Berry recipe for Cherry Cake was featured on The Great British Bake Off. I adore Cherry Cake, a favourite cake of mine that was baked by my late Aunt Fay. So for my birthday this year my sisters and niece all got together to bake me a Cherry Cake.  I pointed them in the direction of a recipe I found on A Very Melly Bake blog. You will be pleased to hear that all went smoothly, possibly because my sisters both understood who was in charge - my niece!
Cherry Cake Recipe
Cherry Cake Recipe
This recipe made a lovely cherry cake, and everyone (who likes cherries) in the family tucked into a slice. 

Cherry Cake Recipe 

Cake ingredients 

200g glace cherries
175g butter or baking margarine
175g caster sugar
3 eggs

175g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
75g ground almonds
1 tbsp milk

Icing ingredients

175g Icing Sugar
Juice of ½ a Lemon
5 Glacé Cherries, quartered

Cherry Cake Recipe
Cherry Cake
Preheat the oven to 160C Fan/180C electric.  Line a 18cm round cake tin. 
  • Rinse the glace cherries and pat dry with kitchen paper towel. Put 5 cherries to one side. Chop the remaining cherries into quarters and toss in a little flour. This helps to prevent the cherries from sinking to the bottom.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together
  • Gradually beat in the beaten eggs.
  • Sift in the flour and baking powder into the mixture, and fold in.
  • Add two thirds of the cherries with the ground almonds to the mix and fold together. Now add the milk and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into the cake tin, sprinkle the remaining cherries on the tip and push them just under the surface of the cake mix.
  • Bake for 50 minutes, check with a skewer If you need extra time you may need to cover the top with foil or greaseproof paper.
  • Leave the cake to cool in the tin slightly, turn out onto a wire rack after approx. 15 minutes.
Cherry Cake with Lemon Icing
Cherry Cake with Lemon Icing
Making the icing 
I was reliably informed you sift the icing sugar, add the lemon juice and mix. Then using a spoon drizzle the icing on the cake, using a criss cross pattern. Then top with the remaining cherries cut in half, add as many extra cherries as you like. 

I believe there may have been a slight disagreement when it came to the style of decorating. But as far as I am concerned, it looks great and tastes great. Which for me, makes it the perfect cake.

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  1. I love cherry cake, cherry scones, cherry flapjack and cherry shortbread!

  2. One of my weaknesses is glace cherries. I can just imagine sinking my teeth in those juicy red delights!

  3. Wow this looks delicious and I love Glace cherries

  4. Wow this looks delicious and I love Glace cherries

  5. My hubby adores cherry cake and I adore lemon icing - I must make this - win win!

  6. This looks so lovely and summery too x

  7. This looks so lovely and summery too x


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