Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mary Berry's Cherry Cake


Wayne is another keen baker in our office.  He makes an awesome baked cheesecake and a devine sticky date pudding.  When he mentioned that he hadn't had a cherry cake for ages, I was happy to volunteer to make one.

I selected Mary Berry's Cherry Cake recipe from her book 100 Cakes and Bakes.

As you can see, this is a lovely, sturdy, golden cake, full of glace cherries.  The almond meal adds an interesting texture. I didn't quite follow Mary's directions to dump everything in at once when mixing the batter; I used the traditional method of creaming of butter and sugar before adding the other dry ingredients.


This recipe for an old fashioned favourite is a keeper.  After all, if you can't trust Mary from The Great British Bake Off to provide a good cake recipe, who can you trust?

5 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This looks good! I wonder if there is much of a difference between the two methods? :D

dentistvschef said...

Looks, delicious and comforting cherry cake!!!
sure gonna try this recipe....

Catherine said...

Oh, my this cake looks so very, very good. It looks moist and simply waiting for a cup of tea to enjoy with it. Blessings dear. Catherine

Johanna GGG said...

It's exactly the sort of old fashioned classic I expect from Mary Berry - and the cake has such a fun name too

Kayte said...

Oh, yes, a cherry cake looks like just the thing...really, I need to find someone who will eat cake so I have a place to park extra cake as I can't be making too many cakes or I would be eating way too much so it didn't go to waste. Just my luck the guys here like pies and cookies but not cake or ice cream. Your cakes always look so good to me.