Easy cherry and almond cake

almond and cherry cake on window ledge

I am not a great lover of sweet things, I rarely eat cakes, chocolate or ice cream because I don’t have a sweet tooth. I know I know you’re probably thinking why on earth are you making cake then? Well because I’m a jolly nice chap that’s why, I enjoy making other people happy too.  Although this cake ended up being scoffed by friends, I did manage a slice for myself, mainly because tasting your own cooking is obligatory for any cook. And although my taste buds seek a more savoury fix, I – and those that finished it would agree this was a dandy cake indeed.

I actually made 2 of these, not on purpose. The first one I made suffered the wrath of my inadequate oven and it’s un relenting ability to burn things. You see the heat in my oven doesn’t seem to reach the top of anything I cook, resulting in a dish that’s cooked but not quite browned enough on top, so me being the resourceful cook decided to finish it off under the grill just to get it a bit more golden – which ended up being a bit more black. Needless to say I had to run out to the shops covered in cherry juice and flour just so I could make another one for you, and in the process loosing all my street cred – Innit.

 

cake on a plate

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3 Responses to Easy cherry and almond cake

  1. Dom 26/08/2013 at 22:20 #

    god it looks lush and so thick!… I do love ground almonds in a cake, it makes it so light and very special… love those cherries too!

  2. Dom 12/08/2013 at 15:11 #

    god it looks lush and so thick!… I do love ground almonds in a cake, it makes it so light and very special… love those cherries too!

    • Adam Garratt 12/08/2013 at 15:23 #

      thanks Dom, I was worried the almonds might detract from the cherries a bit, but as it turns out it didn’t so all is good in the world of cake.

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