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Cherry and Almond Cake (BBC Good Food recipe)

Submitted by Joan Garrod 11 June 2009



200g butter at room temperature/200g caster sugar/4eggs beaten/200g self-raising flour/200g glace cherries chopped/100g ground almonds/2-3drops almond extract/250g marzipan/200g blanched almonds halved lengthways/icing sugar for dusting.


Preheat oven to 160C/Gas 3/Fan 140C. Grease a deep 20cm round cake tin and line base and sides with baking parchment.
Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and creamy. Pour in the beaten eggs a little at a time, adding a little flour and beating well after each addition. Fold in the remainder of the flour. Fold in the cherries, ground almonds and almond extract until evenly mixed. Spoon half the mixture into the tin. Roll out the marzipan to a 19cm circle. Lay this gently on top of the cake mixture in the tin, then cover with the remaining mixture. Level with the back of a spoon and scatter the almonds on top. Bake for one-and-a-half hours, (less with a fan oven) covering with foil after one hour if it shows signs of burning. Test by inserting a skewer into the centre - it should be free from cake mixture. Leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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