I lived on a small island in the South China Sea with a husband, two sons and a scruffy dog and now I live in London which is in a slightly larger small island with a scruffy husband two large boys and a very fluffy dog.
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Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Cherry cake and cousins
We have cousins coming over today and so I thought a nice cherry cake might go down quite well. There hasn't been a lot of drawing going on as you can probably tell.
The cherry cake is one I do a lot. It is dead easy and almost fool proof. My type of cake.
225g self raising flour 100g ground almonds 275g glace cherries 225g butter softened 225g caster sugar 3 large eggs few drops vanilla extract 2 tablespoons of milk
It's your basic cream the sugar and butter, add the beaten eggs, then add the flour and ground almonds and lastly the vanilla extract,milk and the cherries. My Granddad was a baker and he said you need to roll the cherries in flour before adding them to the mixture so they don't all sink to the bottom of the cake. That's what I do and it mostly works.
Spoon into a cake tin or loaf tin about a 9 inches is what I used. Bake on a middle shelf at about gas mark 4 or 180 degrees for about an hour or until a skewer comes out clean. I decorated mine with icing made with icing sugar and water and the rest of the very large tub of cherries I bought.Yum!