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Servings 8
Calories 659 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients
 

For the topping

  • soft butter for greasing
  • 4 tbsp cherry jam, heaped
  • 600 g large cherries, pitted

For the sponge

  • 220 g soft salted butter
  • 220 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 medium free-range eggs, at room temperature
  • 120 g ground almonds
  • 150 g self-raising flour

To serve

  • 300 ml double cream, lightly whipped
  • vanilla extract
  • icing sugar to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160C Gas 3.
  • Line a 23cm round springform tin with baking parchment, making sure the parchment comes up the side of the tin by about 3cm (this holds in the juice as the cake cooks) Lightly butter the parchment paper.
  • Spoon the jam over the bottom of the tin, then add the cherries in an even layer. 
  • To make the sponge, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together well for 2-3 minutes; no need to go mad. Next, beat the eggs in one at a time.
  • Gently mix in the almonds and flour, then spoon the mixture over the cherries and the jam, nice and evenly.
  • Place the tin on a baking tray, just in case you get a leak, and bake for 50 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven, and leave the cake to set for 15-20 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the outside ring and invert it onto a large plate.
  •  Serve at room temperature with sweetened vanilla cream.
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Nutrition Facts
Glazed Cherry Almond Cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
659
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
46
g
71
%
Saturated Fat
 
24
g
150
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
192
mg
64
%
Sodium
 
245
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
216
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
55
g
18
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
35
g
39
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cherries
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine ITV This Morning, Summer
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