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.

Devour


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.


5 comments:

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

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

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  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 :-)

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  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!

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

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