Cherry Almond Loaf Cake

Makes 1 loaf cake

The cherry and almond combination in this loaf cake make it a definite family favourite. It keeps well if wrapped in tinfoil or stored in a tin. 

Free from Soya
Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub some butter around the inside of a 500g/1lb loaf tin or insert a baking liner.
  3. Cut the cherries into quarters, put them into a bowl, add some warm water and stir to wash off the syrup.
  4. Drain the cherries, spread them out onto kitchen paper and pat them dry.
  5. Put the cherries into a bowl, sprinkle with cornflour and stir until well mixed.
  6. Measure the butter and sugar into a large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  7. Beat in one egg followed by the ground almonds.
  8. Beat in the second egg.
  9. Sieve the flour into the bowl and mix well.
  10. Stir in the cherries.
  11. Tip into the prepared tin and smooth the top.
  12. Bake for 50-55 minutes. If a cocktail stick pressed into the centre of the cake comes out clean, it is cooked.
  13. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then gently turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool.

Equipment

500g/1lb loaf tin and mixing bowl

Temperature

180°C, Fan 160°C, 350°F, Gas 4

Cooking time

50-55 minutes
Lovely recipe and very easy to follow. I like a very pronounced almond flavour so added half a teaspoon of almond essence.
By Lorraine
19 Mar 2021
Made this yesterday, and the tip about coating the cherries in cornflour, is a really good one! For the first time my cherries were distributed evenly throughout the cake. The cake itself is totally delicious. Worth making and a real treat.
By Sandra
16 Mar 2021
Delicious cake, and a very easy recipe. For some reason mine baked quite fast and was ready after about 45 mins
By Susan Warren
15 Mar 2021
Really great recipe, took hardly any effort to throw together whilst my newborn was sleeping. Didn’t bother sifting the flour. Will keep this recipe to make again for when we have visitors as it tastes amazing
By Joanne
10 May 2020
Really great recipe, took hardly any effort to throw together whilst my newborn was sleeping. Didn’t bother sifting the flour. Will keep this recipe to make again for when we have visitors as it tastes amazing
By Joanne
10 May 2020
Really great recipe, took hardly any effort to throw together whilst my newborn was sleeping. Didn’t bother sifting the flour. Will keep this recipe to make again for when we have visitors as it tastes amazing
By Joanne
10 May 2020
This is so yummy. Easy to make and very tasty. I use coconut sugar which gives it a brown crisp finish and Morello Cherries . I am so very impressed that I now make this loaf cake every weekend.
By Melanie H
17 Apr 2020
Easy and quick to make and came out absolutely perfect. I had loads of compliments and am going to make another one today. A real success. No extra baking powder needed as with some recipes. People could not tell it apart from non gluten free cake and one person said it was the best cake she had ever had!
By Alison
15 Mar 2020
Couldn't be easier, chuck it all in recipe. Works a treat and tastes delicious. I've made this with gluten free and reglar flour.
By kate perry
27 Aug 2019
Absolutely delicious. Easy to make too. Many thanks.
By Kate
18 Mar 2018
This is a delicious cake. Easy to make and you would not know that it is gluten free!
By Alison
15 Mar 2018

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