Sunday 25 August 2013

Cherry Bundt Cake

Cherry Bundt Cake
I've intended making this cake for a while now, but never quite got round to it. It was one of those that dances around as an idea, before blossoming into something wonderful. It's über moist with a deep cherry flavour, and conceals a ripple of sweet jam lying just below the surface. I did this for a bake sale at work, which went down absolute storm.

I used a really thick Turkish cherry jam infused with vanilla to give this cake a little extra luxury, and topped it with a splash of bright white icing and fresh, dark cherries. Delicious.

  • 225g butter
  • 400g golden caster sugar
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 250ml cherry yogurt
  • 5 tbsp cherry jam (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 3/160 C
  2. Grease and flour a regular sized bundt tin - 2.4l, 10 cup, 10 inch. 
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
  5. Add the extracts.
  6. In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
  7. Pour the yogurt and compote into a jug and mix.
  8. Sift in a third of the flour mix followed by half the yogurt. Repeat this until everything is combined. Don't over mix.
  9. Give everything a quick mix on a low speed for about 10 seconds.
  10. Pour 3/4 of the mix into the prepared tin. 
  11. Smear over a layer of jam, avoiding the edges.
  12. Cover with the remaining mix.
  13. Note: the jam will sink. You want this to happen! Do not be afraid... 
  14. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. It should be shrinking from the sides of the tin slightly.
  15. Leave the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin. 
  16. Serve with either a dredging of icing sugar or glacé icing topped with a few fresh cherries.

Cherry Bundt Cake

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  1. That is a glorious looking bundt. I loved the jam bundt I made last week so I know how fab this tasted although the idea of cherry jam is very very appealing! Lovely stuff! Xx

  2. What a gorgeous cake! I'm so glad you took made this wonderful thought into a real thing (it is a beaut). Cherry jam never sounded so good :)

    Amy | Club Narwhal

  3. Looks great, the icing looks so glossy! How do you get such perfect drizzles?!


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