Cream cheese cherry cake

    1 hour 45 min

    This isn't a cheesecake - it's a luscious butter cake made rich and delicious with the addition of cream cheese. It has a nutty topping and is studded with ruby red glace cherries. A really stunning cake, especially round Christmas.

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    Serves: 14 

    • 225g cream cheese, softened
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 4 eggs
    • 280g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 170g glace cherries, halved
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 60g chopped pecans

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Cream the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla together until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift together 280g flour, baking powder and salt; fold into cream cheese mixture. Dredge cherries in 4 tablespoons flour, and fold into cake mixture.
    3. Sprinkle pecans over the bottom of an ungreased 25cm tube cake tin. Bottom should be completely covered. Add a few more pecans if necessary. Spoon cake mixture into tin on top of nuts.
    4. Bake for about 75 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in tin. Run knife around outside edge and centre tube. Ease cake out of tin, and onto plate.

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    Ooh! this cake really is delicious!. I had to halve the quantity for just the two of us but wish I hadn't.  -  30 Jun 2017


    yumme yumme  -  15 Jul 2016


    I tried this recipe exactly as it is and it was absolutely divine, my work colleagues loved it. It was very soft and moist.  -  17 Apr 2016