Very Cherry Cake

    Very Cherry Cake

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    1hr5min


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    About this recipe: This cake is easy to make and tastes delicious. A cherry studded cake is served with cherry sauce. Enjoy for dessert any day of the week.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 9 

    • 65g margarine
    • 125g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 125ml milk
    • 150g plain flour
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 375g sour cherries, drained, juice reserved
    • 60g chopped walnuts
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 250ml water
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2 drops red food colouring

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 23cm square tin. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 125g sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Stir in cherries and chopped nuts. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool. Serve with cherry sauce.
    4. To make cherry sauce: In a saucepan, combine 100g sugar, cornflour and salt. Blend in 175ml reserved cherry juice and 250ml water. Stir in almond extract and red food colouring. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens.

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