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Cherry and Almond Cake

by Adina 18/07/2020 0 comment

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Soft cherry and almond cake made with fresh or canned cherries and ground almonds, this cake is absolutely delightful.

slice of cherry cake on a small white plate

Soft cherry and almond cake made with fresh or canned cherries and ground almonds, this cake is absolutely delightful.

Tender cherry almond cake, easy to pull together, and so incredibly delicious. It can be made in summer with fresh sweet or sour cherries or any time of the year with canned or frozen cherries. Just like the Cherry Bakewell Cake or the Chocolate Cherry Muffins.

This cake is incredibly simple to make, the part that is taking longest is the pitting of the cherries, you should definitely get a cherry pittercherry and almond cake, Cherry and Almond Cake for that (Amazon affiliate link). They are cheap and make life so much easier. I got mine at least 10 years ago (I don’t really remember) and it is still good.

close up slice of cake with cherries

Ingredients

Cherries:

  • This beautiful almond cherry cake can be made either with fresh, canned or frozen cherries.
  • Fresh cherries need to be pitted first.
  • Canned: drain and gently pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • Frozen: defrost in a sieve, drain well, and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  • You will need about 350 g/ 12.4 oz cherries, weighed after pitting, but a little more or less is fine.
almond cherry cake slice on a plate

Almonds:

  • Ground almonds, ground with their skin on. Also known as almond meal.
  • Not almond flour, almond flour is made from blanched almonds and it is finer.
  • However, for this recipe, use whatever you happen to have. The two products cannot always be used interchangeably, but it will be ok this time.
  • I used a mixture because I had two open bags, that is why the crumb of the cake is slightly brown.
  • I prefer ground almonds with the skin on, first of all, because of the nicer color and secondly because they are cheaper than blanched almond flour.

Other ingredients:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice
  • Flaked almonds
ground almond cake with fresh cherries on a platter

How to make?

  • Pit the cherries if using fresh. Defrost and drain frozen or canned ones. Pat them dry with kitchen paper. Mix the cherries with a little flour, this will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cake.
fresh cherries in a bowl and coated with flour in another bowl
  • Beat the soft butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice. (1)
  • Add the eggs, one by one, beating well in between. (2)
  • Mix the flour, ground almonds, and baking powder in another bowl.
  • Add gradually to the egg mixture, alternating with the sour cream. (3)
  • Fold the cherries into the batter.
  • Place the batter into the prepared springform and sprinkle with the flaked almonds. (4)
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let rest in the tin for 10 minutes, remove and let cool on a wire rack.
mixing batter in a blue bowl and cake batter in a black tin

How to prepare the springform?

There are many ways of preparing a springform for baking. It is necessary to do it, because even if springforms are non-stick, the cake will still stick to them if you don’t prepare them first.

Method 1: Parchment paper

  • Place the springform on the paper and draw the exact circle around with a pencil. Cut the circle. Butter the bottom of the pan and stick the baking paper on top.
  • If necessary, you can cut one or two longer stripes, about as wide as the springform’s ring, and stick those on the buttered ring as well.
  • This step is not always necessary, most cakes will not stick to the ring and if they do slightly, you can easily release them with the help of a small knife.

Method 2: Butter and flour

  • Butter the springform all over.
  • Sprinkle with one tablespoon flour.
  • Over the sink (to avoid a mess), start shaking the tin to coat it completely with the flour.
  • Turn it upside down over the sink and pat it gently on the bottom to remove the excess flour.

Alternatives to method 2:

  • Use dried breadcrumbs instead of flour.
  • Use ground almonds instead of flour. I used ground almonds for this recipe because this is an almond cake.
preparing a springform for baking and baked cake

More cherry cakes:

Fresh Cherry Loaf Cake

Cheesecake with Cherry Filling

Chocolate Brownies

Swiss Sweet Cherry Pie

Cream Cheese Bars

Banana Hazelnut Cherry Cake

different pictures of an almond cake with fresh cherries
almond cherry cake slice on a plate

Cherry and Almond Cake

Yield: 14
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Soft cherry and almond cake made with fresh or canned cherries and ground almonds, this cake is absolutely delightful

Ingredients

  • 350 g/ 12.4 oz cherries, weighed after pitting (See note)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for the cherries)
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz/ 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 eggs (medium Germany, large US)
  • 250 g/ 8.8 oz/ 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz/ 1 ½ cup ground almonds
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 125 g/ 4.4 oz/ ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds

Instructions

  1. Butter a springform of about 24 cm/ 9.5 inches. Sprinkle it with 1-2 tablespoons ground almonds, shake the tin to coat it with the almonds all over. Turn it over the sink and pat gently to remove the excess nuts. Or use any of the other methods described in the blog post. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius/ 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Pit the cherries if using fresh. Defrost and drain frozen or canned ones. Pat them dry with kitchen paper.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the soft butter and the sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and lemon juice and stir to incorporate them. Add the eggs, one by one, beating well in between.
  4. In another bowl, mix the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, and salt. Add them gradually to the egg mixture, alternating with the sour cream.
  5. Mix the cherries with the 2 tablespoons flour, this will prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the cake. Fold into the batter.
  6. Place the batter into the prepared springform and sprinkle with the flaked almonds. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let rest in the form for about 10 minutes. Run a small knife around the tin ring to help release the cake, if necessary. Remove and let cool on a wire rack.

Notes

Either sweet or sour fresh cherries, or the same amount canned (drained) or frozen (thawed) cherries. A little more or less is not important.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 14 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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