I am currently obsessed with cherries. No, I am not baking or making anything with them. I just like having cherries as a snack with my tea (or hot chocolate). In fact, I can actually go through the whole box in one go!
So today it was my first time when I actually baked a cake with the cherries (first time this year as I baked cherry related cakes before). My favourite part was pitting the stones out. It was exciting to try out this cherry pitter that I have just bought!
The other part (not as fun) that was quite an important part is to grind the hazelnuts. Unfortunately there are no ready ground hazelnut available in shops, so this is the only option. You can of course replace the hazelnuts with the ready ground almonds. But be warned, you will be missing out on this amazing hazelnut flavour. Your choice ;-).
CHERRY NUT CAKE
- 180g butter, softened
- 250g sugar
- 3 eggs
- 100g plain flour
- 2tsp baking powder
- 100g hazelnut, ground
- 150g ready ground almond
- 450g cherries, pitted
- white chocolate for drizzle (optional)
- icing sugar for dusting (optional)
1. Cream the butter with sugar until pale in colour
2. Gradually add eggs and mix everything together to combine.
3. Add the flour, baking powder and the ground nuts and mix the mixture well.
4. Spoon out the mixture into ready lined baking tin and push the cherries on top.
5. Bake the cake in preheated 180C oven for 50min.
6. Cool the cake down before drizzling melted white chocolate or dusting icing sugar on top.