Cherry and Almond Cake

This light and fluffy cherry and almond cake is topped with a tasty fruit glaze.  The cake tastes lovely served with cream or creme fraiche.  I find there something so tasty about a light fluffy sponge served with tangy fruit.  The addition of the fruity glaze over the slightly tangy sour cherries give the cake a little hint of something special.

cherry cake almond


  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 350g cherries
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of redcurrant jelly
  • Cream of Creme Fraiche to serve

cherry cake ingredients


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  • Line an 8″ square tin
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar over the bottom of the tin.  Stone and halve the cherries and mix with the brown sugar and make sure they are spread evenly over the bottom of the tin.
  • Place all other ingredients in a mix bowl and mix until you have a smooth batter.
  • Spread the batter over the cherries and cook until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Once cooled remove from the tin and upside down.
  • Melt the redcurrant jelly and using a pastry brush cover the top of the cake.
  • Serve with cream or creme fraiche.



  1. 16th February 2016 / 4:38 PM

    oh my looks and sounds just amazing may have to try it

  2. 16th February 2016 / 6:31 PM

    I think my hubby would love this cake as he’s a big fan of both cherries and almonds! I’ll have to whip one up soon and let you know how it turns out! Yum!

  3. 16th February 2016 / 10:37 PM

    ooh this looks like a fab recipe. Such a shame im on a strict diet these lovely recipes you share look fabulous! Maybe we could bake it for someone else!

  4. 17th February 2016 / 8:34 AM

    Wow, this looks amazing! I’ve never cooked with cherries before but this looks so good I will have to try it out.

  5. 17th February 2016 / 5:09 PM

    Oh that looks so tasty! I have never had cherry cake, but this looks great x

  6. 17th February 2016 / 8:40 PM

    Oh this sounds amazing, I love almonds. I am going to have to give this ago as I am sure my husband would love it too

  7. 17th February 2016 / 9:34 PM

    This sounds amazing. I’m a huge fan of cherries, I think I will love making this

  8. 17th February 2016 / 11:18 PM

    Mmmm, this sounds good. I like cherries anyway but put them in cake and I’m hooked. I need to make this.

  9. Alana
    18th February 2016 / 8:19 AM

    This looks so good! Is it bad that I could eat a slice at 8.30am?!

  10. 18th February 2016 / 11:23 AM

    I need this now – sadly snowed in with no supplies at the moment :0(

  11. 21st February 2016 / 7:05 PM

    Oh this looks so good! I love cherries and almonds, I bet they taste great together. Kaz x

  12. 22nd February 2016 / 3:25 PM

    Wow, looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

  13. Events Panda
    23rd February 2016 / 12:44 PM

    Wow, Great to see all these types of Stuff! This looks amazing! I’ve never cooked with cherries before but this looks so good I will have to try it out.

  14. 23rd February 2016 / 10:06 PM

    I love cherry and almond cake it is delicious! I would love a slice right now with a good cuppa!

  15. 2nd March 2016 / 9:34 AM

    I love upside down cake. I usually make it with apricots. x

  16. 2nd March 2016 / 2:48 PM

    oo this looks delish! we have been cooking with a lot of cherries recently! I think they make things extra tasty!

  17. 2nd March 2016 / 6:40 PM

    Cherry and Almond are two of my favourite flavours – I bet this is almost like a cherry bakewell. I’m going to pin this post to my ‘sweet treats’ recipe board x

  18. 2nd March 2016 / 8:54 PM

    These are two of my favourite flavours – I bet this tastes delicious. I am just debating having a snack – I definitely want one now! Kaz x

  19. 2nd March 2016 / 10:02 PM

    Oh my! I could eat this right now, looks delicious.

  20. 3rd March 2016 / 6:42 AM

    That looks delicious. I must try the recipe out. We love cherries.

  21. 3rd March 2016 / 9:54 AM

    This does sound absolutely delightful and I adore fresh cherries x

  22. 18th August 2016 / 9:01 PM

    Gosh I really want cake now! That look lovely my husband I was scoffed that down in 1 second flat.

  23. 21st January 2017 / 3:12 PM

    oh that looks lovely and im a sucker for anything with cherries in it anyway lol

  24. 22nd January 2017 / 11:09 AM

    Cherries and almonds go so well together don’t they? It looks delicious.

  25. 24th January 2017 / 9:04 PM

    Oh yes please, bet that smells and tastes amazing

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