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Bake this seasonal cherry cake, then check out our cherry pie, upside-down cherry cake, cherry clafoutis and date and ginger loaf cake, plus check out more loaf cake recipes.

Ingredients

  • 200g glacé cherries, roughly chopped
  • 225g self-raising flour, plus 1 tbsp
  • 175g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 180c/160c fan/gas 4. Butter and line a 900g loaf tin. Put the cherries in a bowl and toss well with 1 tbsp of flour. Set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little flour in between to stop the mixture curdling. Stir in the remaining flour and ground almonds before combining with the cherries.

  • STEP 3

    Spoon into the loaf tin before sprinkling over the flaked almonds. Bake for 1 hr or until golden and a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing to serve.

COOK'S TIP FOR OUR CHERRY CAKE

It’s easier to chop the squidgy, sticky glacé cherries with kitchen scissors rather than a knife.


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