Cherry almond loaf cake

Yummy Almond tea cake..

Tea cakes are always on my list of to-do recipes – majorly due to my love for tea-time. Tea and cake is a match made in heaven. Fluffy spongy cake for every sip of hot tea. Yummm.. 😀 😀

Here is an easy to make, immensely satisfying tea cake that is filling, at the same time yummy and is an apt choice for your kiddo’s snack box. So let’s see how to go abt it…

Cherry almond loaf cake

Ingredients:
(Have taken 1cup=250 ml)

  • Almond meal – 2/3 cup (approx. 110 gms.)
  • Almonds slivered – 1/3 cup
  • Cherries – 1 cup (candied)
  • Butter – 170 gms.
  • All-purpose-flour – 1 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar – 1 cup (powdered)
  • Eggs – 3 Nos.
  • Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp.
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.

Method:

  • Strain candied cherries and clean under running water.
  • Hull, chop the cherries and keep aside.
  • Take butter in a mixing bowl and whip till fluffy and white.
  • To this add powdered brown sugar and continue whipping.
  • Add eggs with vanilla essence and whip till combined.
  • Put the almond meal to the batter and cream.
  • Sieve in the flour along with baking powder and fold into the batter.
  • Add the chopped cherries and whisk.
  • Transfer the cake batter into a lined loaf tin.
  • Sprinkle the slivered almonds over the top.
  • Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 1 – 1 1/2 hrs.
  • Demould the cake and serve once completely cool.

Recipe steps:

  1. Strain candied cherries and clean under running water.
  2. Cherry almond loaf cakeHull, chop the cherries and keep aside.Cherry almond loaf cake
  3. Take butter in a mixing bowl and whip till fluffy and white.
  4. Cherry almond loaf cakeCherry almond loaf cakeTo this add powdered brown sugar and continue whipping.
    Cherry almond loaf cake
    Cherry almond loaf cake
    Cherry almond loaf cake
  5. Add eggs with vanilla essence and whip till combined.
  6. Cherry almond loaf cakeCherry almond loaf cakePut the almond meal to the batter and cream.
  7. Cherry almond loaf cakeCherry almond loaf cakeSieve in the flour along with baking powder and fold into the batter.
  8. Cherry almond loaf cakeCherry almond loaf cakeAdd the chopped cherries and whisk.
  9. Cherry almond loaf cakeCherry almond loaf cakeTransfer the cake batter into a lined loaf tin.Cherry almond loaf cake
  10. Sprinkle the slivered almonds over the top.Cherry almond loaf cake
  11. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 1 – 1 1/2 hrs.
  12. Cherry almond loaf cakeDemould the cake and serve once completely cool.Cherry almond loaf cakeCherry almond loaf cake

 

 

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