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    Cherry and Almond Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 55 mins

    25 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    Tasty Tidbits's Note:

    Ths is a delicious family type of cake. You never know where the marzipan will end up in the cake and it takes a bit of time to settle into a shape when you take it out of the oven.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    slices

    Units: US | Metric

    • 8 ounces butter, at room temp
    • 8 ounces sugar
    • 4 eggs, beaten
    • 8 ounces self rising flour
    • 8 ounces glace cherries, chopped
    • 4 ounces ground almonds
    • 2 -3 drops almond extract
    • 9 ounces marzipan
    • 2 ounces blanced almonds, halved lengthways
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 160*C (325*F) Grease a deep 8 inch round cake tin and line the base and sides with wax paper.
    2. 2
      Cream the butter and sugar together, 2 to 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
    3. 3
      Pour in eggs a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
    4. 4
      Mix in the flour one third at a time.
    5. 5
      Fold inthe cherries, ground almonds and almond extract until evenly mixed.
    6. 6
      Spoon half into the tin.
    7. 7
      Roll out the marzipan to a 7 1/2 inch circle.
    8. 8
      Lay this on top of the cake mixture in the tin, then cover with the rest of the mixture.
    9. 9
      Level with the back of a spoon and scatter the almonds on top.
    10. 10
      Bake in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, covering with foil after 1 hour if it shows signs of burning.
    11. 11
      The cake is done when it shrinks away from the side of the tin and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
    12. 12
      Leave to cool in the tin for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
    13. 13
      Dust with icing sugar before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 04, 2007

      55

      I made this a while ago and it turned out amazing! Everybody loved it, will definately make again.

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    • on April 09, 2005

      55

      Ran out of ground almonds - did half and half with dessicated coconut - I don't eat cake but am told it was excellent. Also put lemon juice in the marzipan. Thanks, Marie Alice! Mexy

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    • on January 03, 2005

      55

      I got some good scales for christmas and had to try out this recipe as I had been eyeing it up for quite a while. What a lovely cake this is. Quite different than our north american cakes, more like a fruitcake in texture, but I loved it! The marzipan added a delicious touch and everyone that I served it to really enjoyed it, in fact several people wanted the recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cherry and Almond Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (1405 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 445.5
     
    Calories from Fat 219
    49%
    Total Fat 24.4 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 10.8 g
    54%
    Cholesterol 102.6 mg
    34%
    Sodium 436.3 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 51.9 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 34.8 g
    139%
    Protein 7.2 g
    14%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    marzipan

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