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Friday, 22 February 2013

Cherry cake recipe

Beth asked for the recipe for my Cherry cake, here it is

Hi Beth yes as you guessed it is a Cherry cake, actually cherry and almond. here's the recipe for my old Jean Balfour book I bought in 1960

4 oz butter or margarine
4 oz caster sugar
2 eggs
7 oz plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 oz ground almonds
2 oz glace cherries
about 1.1/2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and sugar tog well
Beat the eggs and sift flour with b. powder
Quarter and dust cherries with flour.
Add eggs to creamed mixture a little at a time and beat well.
Add flour with gr almonds and cherries.
Add the milk to make a fairly moist consistency.
Line and grease a 7" cake tin and add the mixture
Bake in slow oven just below the middle for appr 1.1/2 hours
3 or C or 350 F, 170 C.
decorate top if wanted.

Thank you for visiting and please come back, Arlene, Tango and Ruby


  1. That sounds so good! Thank you Arlene. xx

  2. Thank you for the recipe Arlene. Will give it a try when I get some time.

  3. My mum loves Cherry Cake so I am definitely going to do this for her. She used to bake a lot but not so much now, her Dundee Cake was fantastic. Sadly home baking has fallen by the wayside nowadays, probably because of the expense over ready made.

  4. It's a denser cake than your sponge will be Anne, owing to the ground almonds, but I find it quite a satisfying munch. I've got several recipe books including mary's but this old Jean Balfour one is just so straightforward I keep going back to it, as it's getting rather tatty I went online and found it, it's for sale in Amazon £7.34 in Abe books used If I was younger I'd be tempted to buy it.
    I don't think home baking is more expensive on the whole than shop bought, but I suppose it depends on what you're buying. BTW It's got a fantastic Dundee cake and the best Shortbread I've ever made.

  5. Oh thats handy I was actually thinking of baking a cake this weekend Arlene , I may just give this a try very soon. The kitchen is going to be out of bounds next week a few repairs needed in there.
    Hugs Sheila xx


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