Monday, 27 August 2012

Cherry and almond cake


A rich cake mixture with a lovely glazed topping of cherries and almonds. Cuts into 16 squares.

Cake mixture;
6oz soft margarine
5oz S/R flour
1 teasp baking powder
6oz caster sugar
3 large eggs
half teasp almond essence
2oz ground almonds

8oz glace cherries
3oz flaked almonds
2oz butter
2oz caster sugar

Line an 8inch square cake tin with grease proof paper. Scatter over cherries and nuts. Put butter and sugar into a pan and melt, pour toffee type mixture over cherries and nuts. Put all cake ingredients ina bowl and mix well. Spoon into tin over cherries. Bake in the center of the oven for 1 hour at gas mark 3.

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