You gonna love this recipe – Almond Cherry Cake
I am not a great lover of sweet things, I rarely eat cakes, chocolate or ice cream because I don’t have a sweet tooth. I know I know you’re probably thinking why on earth are you making the cake then? Well because I’m a jolly nice chap that’s why I enjoy making other people happy too.
Although this cake ended up being scoffed by friends, I did manage a slice for myself, mainly because tasting your own cooking is obligatory for any cook. And although my taste buds seek a more savory fix, I – and those that finished it would agree this was a dandy cake indeed.
I actually made 2 of these cakes, not on purpose mind. The first one I made suffered the wrath of my inadequate oven and it’s unrelenting ability to burn things. You see the heat in my oven doesn’t seem to reach the top of anything I cook, resulting in a dish that’s cooked but not quite browned enough on top, some being the resourceful cook decided to finish it off under the grill just to get it a bit more golden – which ended up being a bit more black. Needless to say, I had to run out to the shops covered in cherry juice and flour just so I could make another one for you, and in the process losing all my street cred – Innit.
If you make my Almond Cherry Cake, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
Cake Ingredients 150g ground almonds Topping Ingredients 150g fresh apricots stoned and halved Try out our Almond Cherry Cake Bites recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How do you make Almond Cherry Cake
150g soft unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
3 free range eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
120g deseeded and halved cherries
4 dessert spoons cold water
A small handful of toasted almond flakes
150g ground almonds
150g fresh apricots stoned and halved
Try out our Almond Cherry Cake Bites recipe and post your results below in the comments…