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.


  • Emma White

    16th February 2016 at 4:38 PM

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

  • Nadia Marie

    16th February 2016 at 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!

  • Angela at Daysinbed

    16th February 2016 at 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!

  • Mellissa Williams

    17th February 2016 at 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.

  • Lindsay At Newcastle Family Life

    17th February 2016 at 2:47 PM

    That looks amazing! I love cherrys but have never baked a cake with them before, I really must learn to bake xx

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    17th February 2016 at 5:09 PM

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

  • Jenni – Odd Socks and Lollipops

    17th February 2016 at 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

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    17th February 2016 at 9:34 PM

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

  • Tori Gabriel

    17th February 2016 at 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.

  • Alana

    18th February 2016 at 8:19 AM

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

  • Kara

    18th February 2016 at 11:23 AM

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

  • Ickle Pickle

    21st February 2016 at 7:05 PM

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

  • Honest Mum

    22nd February 2016 at 3:25 PM

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

  • Events Panda

    23rd February 2016 at 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.

  • Ana De- Jesus

    23rd February 2016 at 10:06 PM

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

  • Anca

    2nd March 2016 at 9:34 AM

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

    2nd March 2016 at 10:05 AM

    I love cherries and this sounds scrummy.

  • Charlotte

    2nd March 2016 at 2:48 PM

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

    2nd March 2016 at 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

  • Fashion and Style Police

    2nd March 2016 at 7:51 PM

    This recipe is so me. Sounds yummy too. Trying it.
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  • Ickle Pickle

    2nd March 2016 at 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
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  • Hollie B

    2nd March 2016 at 10:02 PM

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

  • Jacinta

    3rd March 2016 at 6:42 AM

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

  • Rachel

    3rd March 2016 at 9:54 AM

    This does sound absolutely delightful and I adore fresh cherries x
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  • Anna nuttall

    18th August 2016 at 9:01 PM

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

    24th November 2016 at 4:05 PM

    This looks really delicious. I love the addition of a glaze
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  • Deborah Nicholas

    21st January 2017 at 3:12 PM

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

  • Rainbows are too beautiful

    21st January 2017 at 3:12 PM

    Wow – this is just my sort of thing – I love almonds and cherries!

  • Erica Price

    22nd January 2017 at 11:09 AM

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

    24th January 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Oh yes please, bet that smells and tastes amazing
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