Mary Berry Cherry Cake
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
This month for #BundtBakers the theme is all about cherry Bundts. Choosing what to bake was very easy for me, since this cake has been on my radar since I saw it on television (The Great British Bake Off) which although the episode is older, I had just come across it.
It’s nice that the recipe is pretty much laid out for me, since I don’t usually cook other people’s recipes, although I do read a lot of cookbooks and cooking magazines. As a blogger, nowadays I look at the photos more than anything, because I always hope for my pictures to look as good as my food.
But face it- I am a cook, not a professional photographer.
Besides the ease of having it laid out for me here, I also was a bit curious how I would stack up if it had been me on the show. If you have seen that episode, let me know how you think my cake turned out!
I did make a few tweaks evening up the measures and some extracts added.
Don’t forget to scroll down under the recipe print and see the entire lineup of cherry cakes. #BundtBakers have been working very hard! (I mean, you don’t actually think it is easy to eat so much delicious cake do you? ;))
Mary Berry Cherry Cake
- 6 ounces unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup Ultrafine Baking sugar or Caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- zest of one lemon (reserve juice)
- 7 ounces candied glace cherries, rinsed and dried
- 2 tablespoons flour
- Baker’s Joy spray
- 1-1/4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- 2-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from the lemon above)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract
- 2-3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
- 4 candied glace cherries, halved
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a Bundt cake pan with Baker’s Joy spray or grease, flour and shake out excess; set pan aside.
- Cream softened butter with sugar in an electric mixer. If you don’t have Caster sugar, pulse the same amount of granulated sugar in a food processor to give it a finer grain.
- Add eggs one at a time; then add extracts.
- Stir together the flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
- Add flour mixture gradually to mixer and blend until smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Rinse cherries under fresh water, drain, and pat dry with a paper towel. Remember these are glace cherries (fruitcake type), not the maraschino cherries in a jar.
- Cut cherries into fourths, then toss with 2 tablespoons flour until they are thoroughly coated. The flour acts as a glue to help them stay suspended in the batter rather than sinking to the bottom.
- Gently fold cherries into the batter, then spread the batter evenly into the Bundt pan.
- Bake cake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted can be removed without wet batter clinging to it.
- Cool cake in the pan for ten minutes before turning out to finish cooling on a wire rack.
- When cool, mix glaze ( confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice and extracts) and apply to cake, decorating with halves of glace cherries and toasted sliced almonds.
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
March 2018: Cherries
- Apple, Poppyseed and Cherry Bundt Cake from Katinspajz
- Banana Split Bundt Cake from Patty’s Cake
- Bundt Cake Chocolate and Cherries from Merce`s Cake
- Cherry Brownie Bundtlets from Food Lust People Love
- Cherry-Port Swirled Bundt Cake with Almond Streusel from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Cherries Zebra Bundt Cake from PatyCo.Candy bar
- Chocolate Cherry Bundtlets from Sweet Sensations
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake from The Queen of Scones
- Glazed Cherry Coconut Cake from Sneha’s Recipe
- Lemon Cherry Babka from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Lemon Maraschino Buttermilk Bundt Cake from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Mary Berry Cherry Cake from Palatable Pastime
- Shirley Temple Bundt Cake from Cookaholic Wife
- White Chocolate Bundt Cake with Black Cherry Jam from I Love Bundt Cakes
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