Hello. I was at my parents' last week. They brought out a shop-bought Genoa cake. One of the few nice types of cake you can get in the shops in my view, but this one, although nice, moist and fruity was far too sweet. It inspired me to have a go at making something just as moist and fruity, with lots and lots of cherries. This is what I came up with.
If you like cherries - and my partner does - cut more glace cherries in half and arrange on top of the cake. I did this so that there will be no grumbling that there is no piece of cherry in anybody's piece of the finished cake.
Liked making this one, it took a little longer though than the above time of 1 hour 20 minutes, maybe another 15 minutes but was BEAUTIFUL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE, WHICH I HAVE NOW MADE 5 TIMES, I HAVE PUT SOME PICTURES OF IT UP WITH YOURS - 11 Feb 2016
Easy to follow recipe and came out perfect first time. No having to stick it back in the oven and it wasn't over done. Taste gorgeous Thanks for the recipe - 09 Jun 2015
This is now a family and friends favourite. If I don't have any orange liqueur or orange juice I substitute and soak the fruit with cold tea then add one teaspoonful of good quality orange extract at the same time as the almond extract. - 12 May 2018