Homemade cherry bundt cake

This recipe is Mary Berry’s from the Great British Bake Off.  It looked so pretty so I decided to bake it to see if I could pull it off. I will show you too how to bake this homemade cherry bundt cake.

When the Great British Bake Off is on I like to bake as many of the challenges put forward for the bakers.

I was quite impressed with the results.I followed the recipe exactly as it was and I did not change anything.

Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz glacé cherries
  • 225g/8oz self-raising flour
  • 175g/6oz softened butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest only
  • 50g/1¾oz ground almonds
  • 3 large free-range eggs

For the decoration

  • 175g/6oz icing sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 15g/½oz flaked almonds, toasted
  • 5 glacé cherries, quartered

Preparation method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 23cm/9in bundt tin or savarin mould with butter.
  • Cut the cherries into quarters. Set aside five of the quartered cherries for the decoration later. Put the rest of the quartered cherries in a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain well then dry thoroughly on kitchen paper and toss in two tablespoons of the flour.

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  • Measure all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for two minutes to mix thoroughly. Lightly fold in the cherries.

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  • Turn into the prepared tin.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until well risen, golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

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  • For the icing, mix the icing sugar together with the lemon juice to a thick paste. Drizzle over the cooled cake using the back of a spoon, sprinkle over the toasted almonds and reserved cherries.

I hope you enjoyed making this homemade cherry bundt cake.

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