Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Laura the Guinea Pig

She's not literally a guinea pig, but she did oblige me and test out my new Cherry and Almond cake recipe. Straight out of the oven, still warm and perfect with a cup of tea.

We have almost completed our blocks and I must say hand sewing makes then quite wonky..lol! So I am currently machine sewing boarders around them to straighten it all out.

Cherry and Almond Cake

200g butter

200g caster sugar

4 eggs

1/2 tsp almond extract ( I didn't have any, still gorgeous)

175g self-raising flour

85g ground almonds

1/2 tsp baking powder

300g glace cherries

100ml milk

2 tblsp flaked almonds

Heat oven to 160C/140c Fan/Gas 3.

Line base and sides of a 20cm deep cake tin.

Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in eggs one at a time.

Fold in the almond extract, flour, ground almonds and baking powder followed by glace cherries and milk.

Scrape into the prepared tin, scatter over the flaked almonds.

Bake 1 hr - 1 hr 15 mins.


PS. I halved the cherries and like them sunken but if you wash, dry and roll in flour they will disperse evenly in the cake.


  1. MMMMMmmmmmm, sounds good. My husband loves cherries, I will have to give this a try!

  2. Everything you bake looks so delicious! I would gladly taste test anything you bake.

  3. My grandmother used to make a similar cake to this when I visited with her. We would set the table with a pretty cloth, napkins and special teacups. I haven't eaten it in years. Thank you for bringing back some happy memories. Ann :-)

  4. Hi there, I've just popped in from Lily's Quilts to let you know I've added you to my UK blogroll - I think it's kind of fun to see what other UK quiltbloggers are doing because we are few and far between. I have four kids too!

  5. Uuummm---looks really good! ---"Love"