Monday, 7 September 2009

Fresh Cherry Cake



Life is back to routine after the 2 months of summer holiday. I do think a certain routine is good, but then I am some one who don't like that much routine. But then as I always say you can't have everything you want can you?
Now why do I feel I am talking to my daughter :-)

Before I start moaning let me go to the recipe.

I have lots of cooking books, some I use a lot and some I don't use that often, but this book is something I use a lot, it is a really small book, but it is a real treasure to have .
It is a Good Foof Magazine book called 101 Cakes & bakes , and this recipe is from this book.
I did make few alternations, almond powder is my additon as i thought almond will give a wonder full taste.

Ingridients.
140 gm / 5oz selfraising flour ( I used half flour and half almonds)
1/2 tsp ground cinamon ( didn't use it , instead i added almond essence)
50 gm/ 2 oz of golden castor sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp of milk
85 gm/ 3oz melted butter
350 gm/ 12 oz of juicy ripe cherries stones removed.
Icing sugar for dusting.

For the topping.
25 gm/1 oz plain flour
1/2 tsp ground cinamon ( used almond essence-
25 gm / 1 oz of golden castor sugar
25 gm / 1 oz butter, dices and softened.

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180°c. Butter and line the base of a 20 cm/8 inch round cake tin.
Sift the flour, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl. Make a well and add the egg, milk, and melted butter.
Combine and beat to make a thick smooth mixture. Spoon into the tin and smooth, Scatter the cherries over the mixture and gently press them in.

2. Tip all the topping ingridinets into a bowl. Rub in butter to make a crumb like mixture, then work untill it comes together into pea- sized pieces. Scatter this over the cherries.

3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or untill a skewer pushed into the center comes out clean.
Leave in the tin untill cool to handle, then tip on to a wire raxk untill completley cool.
Sprinkls with icing sugar on top and enjoy.

59 comments:

Aparna said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous. I like the rustic look of this cake. This was Sunday coffee cake?

Happy cook said...

Yeah, had the last bunch of cheries ansd thought will make them

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice step by step pics//. looks really great..

Parita said...

The cake looks absolutely gorgeous HC !!

jayasree said...

Lovely cake. Especially liked the topping.

Jayashree said...

Lovely!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Love streusel cake...and the cherry is the fav. of my husband...well, he loves streusel more than the fruit, but he said that's the best way to enjoy the fruit....together with the crumbs!
Once again, nice to see you back!

Angie's Recipes

Priya said...

Nothing will beat fresh cherries in cake na!! such a gorgeous cake HC!

Nags said...

are u telling me you STILL get cherries where you live? argh!!

*grumble*

Happy cook said...

Nags if i buy them they are teeny bit more expensive than last month.

Mansi said...

The cherry cake looks very nice to me.

Chitra said...

Loooks superb..clearly explained :)

Srivalli said...

hai happy cook, you are right. certain routine is good... Taking the breaks in this routine will be exciting and interesting. Fresh cherry cake looks awesome.

indosungod said...

Gorgeous HC, Will plums work with this recipe?

Sharmila said...

Wow! Wonderful looking cake! Feel like picking the cherries from a slice. :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

looks tempting and perfect

Aparna Prabhu said...

Luks Terrific.... I will buy cherries nd try it for sure :)

Happy cook said...

Angie i am like your hubby i love the toping too.

Indosungod, I am sure it will work with plums, i think now you are giving me idea for making them with prunes too.

Purva Desai said...

welcome back dear....hope u had lovely time.....
Cake looks gorgeous with blood red cherries to gorge on....

Bergamot said...

crumbly cake with soft cherries yummy...yummy

Vaishali said...

Welcome back, Happy-- good to see you back in action. And that cherry cake's simply beautiful.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely Cake, cherry season is over here and you are tempting with this beautiful cake. Not fair at all.

Gloria said...

WOW!!!! I love this Happy Cook is HEAVEN tome! because I really love cherries, nice recipe, gloria

Helene said...

This is the perfect dessert to end the day. Looks so yummy.

Uj said...

Looks so delicious.. I loved the look and texture of the cake..

Sanghi said...

How are you dear?? Delicious cherry cake..!:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely cake... something to try for next yr summer season...

aquadaze said...

absolutely yummy!

burpandslurp said...

I'm crying...because I haven't had cherries in a while and I know I won't be able to for awhile...that cake looks GORGEOUS!

Uma said...

delicious cake! looks sooo tempting :)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

wow! wow !.....that was a virtual treat!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow I could smell the cake :))

Wonderful cake HC!!

Jamie said...

I love, absolutely love this kind of fruity coffee cake with streusel. It is one really sure bet in our house, too. I love cherries and this looks fabulous!

sowmya said...

have to try the crumb cake sometimes..looks delightful..maybe with some berries..cherries are very expensive here..

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome cake....looks extremely yum....

Ann said...

Super fantabulous cake dear..love to have a slice..

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

This looks sensational!!

Vrinda said...

The cake looks absolutely delish....

Miri said...

Looks beautiful!!! Welcome back!

Pavithra Kodical said...

Cake looks perfect and yummy...With cherry on top i am ready for one :)

Muneeba said...

I like that u added the almonds ... makes a great combo with cherries!

Cham said...

Love the crumb on top, fantastic cherry flavor

Pam said...

Wow - it looks stunning and delicious!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Yummulicioius....its absolutely superb ...& There is something for you waiting in our blog..Please come and pick up..

Elra said...

How beautiful. I am sure it tastes delicious.

5 Star Foodie said...

Fabulous! I LOVE cherries and the cherry cake just sounds so good to me! Wish I could have a bite!

Chef Jeena said...

Welcome back to blogging :-)

This cherry cake looks so very good, honestly it is just the kind of cake I love to eat GORGEOUS!

Sireesha said...

Droolyfying and luscious cake:)

Juliana said...

Yummie, your cherry cake looks delicious and so pretty to look at :-) Great pictures as well!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Happy Cook!!! So good to see you back! I am glad you have a nice summer vacation, though! :)

This cherry cake looks just about perfect! YUM!

Pari said...

Hi, I am first timer here. The cake looks fabulous, The texture of the cake looks quite rustic. Great.

myfrenchkitchen said...

He he..I see we all say the same things to our daughters!! Looks delicious this cherry cake and we have the ABSOLUTE last cherries, which are actually better fit for a tarte than eating fresh!
Ronell

Ivy said...

Cherries are long gone in Greece but the cake definitely sounds delicious.

My comfort food network said...

Lovely cherry cake...I love cherries and am sure will thoroughly enjoy this.

Jaya said...

Happy,
pics are looking so colourful and lovely!! wish i can have some of them now:)..
hugs and smiles

Raaga said...

Yummy... I made something very similar last year: http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/07/cherry-crumble-cake.html

notyet100 said...

omg i am drooling here,..;-)

lissie said...

wow F, the cake looks just perfect! I am drooling...!

Richa said...

hey hc, howz it going? cake looks great, u sure are busy baking away :) sent you an email, hope I got ur email Id right!