22 May 2011

Cherry and Almond Cake

Album 'Fur and Gold' by Bat For Lashes

I've eaten so much today.

This wasn't breakfast, it was part of lunch!

Oven 200°C

4 eggs
200g sugar
1 tsp almond essence
1 tsp strawberry essence

200g soft butter
whisk in the mixture

180g wholemeal self raising flour
100g ground almonds
1 tsp baking powder
100g glace cherries chopped in quarters

fold in

Bake for 50 minutes

I had to get a second picture in, just noticed the cherry smiling in the first picture looks a bit bruised.

This album is getting a bit depressing...need something more upbeat tonight.

I can always rely on Florence :)

So when cake has cooled down, cut off the top and cover in cream, flaked almonds and fresh cherries.

I entered this cake in the Tesco Real Food Challenge: