Cherry cake

Cherry cake

Use up the ingredients at the back of your storecupboard with this simple but tasty bake. It only needs 10 minutes of hands-on time – then the oven does the rest of the work
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.