Sunday, 24 January 2010

Friday's Cake Bake Update!

I didn't get to show you what the cake looked like when sliced - so here it is! It is really delicious and I would have thought a lovely picnic cake. It would go down well with a flask of tea or coffee!

I am definitely going to make it again. If any of you would like to make it the recipe is as follows:

Cherry and Sultana Cake

Pre-heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius/325F/gas mark 3 and grease and line a 2 lb/900g loaf tin.

4 oz softened butter
4 oz caster sugar
3 medium eggs , lightly beaten
4 oz glace (candied) cherries, halved
12 oz sultanas
6 oz plain flour
a pinch of salt (but leave out if using salted butter)

Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs a little at a time. If mixture starts to curdle then add a little flour and continue to beat.

Toss the cherries and sultanas in a little of the flour to coat, then fold the remaining flour into the mixture with the salt if used. Stir in the cherries and sultanas.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and cook for about 1 hour 30 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Leave to rest in the tin for a few minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool down.


  1. I will have a go at that one too! Thank you for the recipe

  2. mmm look just like a cake I would enjoy!

  3. Oh that looks delicious - I could have done with a slice at tea time!

  4. Oh dear.. I had to look up what sultanas were!.. But I know NOW! (0; This bread looks heavenly, Simone, and I can't wait to try it! I will definitely let you know when I do! Thank you for sharing your recipe! ~tina

  5. I love cakes with cherries in ... thanks for the recipe, although work prevents me from joining in you Friday Cake Bake. I'll get around to trying it out one day soon. Kathy xxx

  6. The cake looks gorgeous, Simone - just right for a picnic after a long walk - I'm definitely going to try it - thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  7. Ooh that looks really tasty! Thanks for giving out the recipe x

  8. It's a perfect picnic cake....infact it's a perfect cake!! Yikes! how are we going to keep up with this perfection?
    ThankYou for sharing the recipe, I do Love a slice of fruitcake, have never made one that looks as good as that though.

  9. This looks too good for words. It's making me want to go home immediately, bake it and then eat it all while I drink a cup of tea. A project for the weekend methinks!

  10. Oh dear... that looks TOO good! In somewhat of a baking notion myself I baked my first loaf of Irish Soda Bread yesterday (didn't know I should have waited until Friday :-)

  11. I'm always looking out for great blogs. Seems like you have a good one here. Diamond in the rough.


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