June 7, 2011

Cherry Cake

Yesterday some sort of nostalgic mood came over me, and therefore I picked an old recipe and went straight to the kitchen to bake. I think this cherry cake was the first treat that I have ever baked on my own. Probably, I have discovered my passion for baking thanks to this simple, yet soft and moist fruit cake. As the weather was a bit cloudy, the cake was just the perfect treat for the afternoon with a glass of cold milk.


500 g cherry

200 g butter
200 g sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla sugar

7 eggs
1 tablespoon rum or arrack
100 g ground almond
200 g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
coarsly chopped almond

Whisk butter and sugar together, add 6 egg yolks and 1 whole egg and whisk until it is well incorporated. Whisk in the rum, stir in ground almond, flour and baking powder. Beat the leftover 6 egg whites with a pinch of salt and the vanilla sugar then fold it into the batter. Stir in pitted cherries and pour the batter into a floured baking sheet. Sprinkle the top with coarsly chopped almonds and bake for about 30 minutes on
180 °C, then let it cool in the baking sheet.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A marvelous cake! Mmmhhh, I haven't yet bought any cherries as they are still to pricey for me... ;-$



Alina---Explora Cuisine said...

I usually use sour cherries for a fruit cake, but cherries sound great as well, gotta try it, looks so good!

chriesi said...

@Rosa: Thanks. Oh yeah, cherries are pretty expensive. :S

@Alina: Sour cherries are gorgous and would be perfect for this cake. Unfortunetly, it is almost impossible to find those in Switzerland.

SF50 said...

So lovely. Simply perfect! That's all I have to say.

Ellie said...

Sounds great!! I love cherries :)

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great blog
Cherry Fruit cake

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