Delicious Cherry and Almond Cake from the Allonby Tea Rooms

It’s time to get baking but sometimes it’s best to be honest, when it comes to cakes and slices there’s no point in mucking around. Cherry

Traditional favourites are just that for a very good reason, they’ve stood the test of time and many recipes may have been a closely guarded secret that’s stayed in a family for generations.  We thank Brenda from Allonby Tea Rooms for sharing hers with us.

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For the Base:

6oz (175g) butter or margarine

9oz (250g) plain flour

3oz (75g) caster sugar

4oz (110g) sultanas

5oz (150g) cherries roughly chopped

For the Topping:

5oz (150g) butter or margarine

5oz (150g) caster sugar

2 eggs

5oz (150g) ground almonds

A few drops of almond essence

3oz (75g) flaked almonds

icing sugar to dust


1.) Grease and line an 18cm x 26cm baking tin and set oven to gas mark 4 (180 degrees celsius)

2.) Cream butter and sugar together and gradually add flower. Mix until fairly firm, turn into prepared tin and press into the bottom evenly with the back of a spoon.

3.) Lay sultanas and chopped cherries on the mix.

4.) Mix the topping by creaming together the butter and the caster sugar and then add the eggs, mixing well.  Add ground almonds and a few drops of almond essence.

5.) Spread the mixture over the fruit base and sprinkle with the flaked almonds.

6.) Bake in the middle of the oven for approximately 45 minutes until golden brown and firm to touch.

Serve and Enjoy!

Why not try out some more wonderful creations from Brenda here…

Carrot cake

White Chocolate
and Cardamom cake

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  1. Jennifer Fail says:

    Love coming here when we in Allonby,The Courgette and lemon cake is very tasty,Hope to be back next year when we come on holiday, Fiddle the dog always enjoys her visit.


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