Cherry Almond Cake

    Cherry Almond Cake


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    About this recipe: A delicious cake studded with glace cherries. A nice alternative to your usual Christmas cake.

    Serves: 16 

    • 325g halved glace cherries
    • 70g flaked almonds
    • 70g cake flour
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 4 eggs
    • 250g cake flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 80ml milk

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:4days23hr35min  ›  Ready in:5days 

    1. Combine cherries, almonds and 70g flour in a bowl; mix until fruit is well coated.
    2. In another bowl, combine remaining flour, baking powder and salt. Stir well to blend.
    3. Cream butter, sugar and flavourings together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating for one minute with mixer on high speed after each addition. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with milk, starting and ending with flour mixture. Stir in floured fruits and nuts. Spread cake mixture into greased and floured tube cake tin.
    4. Bake at 150 C / Gas 2 for 55 to 65 minutes, or until skewer inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool cake in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Wrap cooled cake in aluminium foil, and store in cool place for several days to allow cake to ripen.

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