This is a lovely cake - simple to make/bake and very good to eat. It has been adapted from the BBC recipe.
It is a lovely sponge cake with added texture and flavour of the ground almond flour. If you do not have almond flour, blanch almonds, remove the outer peel and grind to a fine powder. *If you want the cherries evenly distributed, wash the glaced cherries, drain dry and coat with flour and gently incorporate them into the batter. I liked the taste of the glacéd cherries and did not want to wash them. Though I did coat them with flour most of them did settle to the bottom. But the taste is just fine !
Butter ( softened) - 150 g
Caster Sugar - 200 g
Eggs - 4
Almond extract - 1/2 tsp
Self raising flour - 175 g
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Glacé cherries - 300 g ( I had just 100 g) - quarter them *
Ground Almonds - 85 g
Milk - 100 ml
Flaked almonds - 2 tbsp
Line a 8"/20 cms deep cake tin
Beat the eggs and sugar till light and fluffy
Add eggs one by one , continue to beat the mixture
Now fold in the almond extract, almond flour, flour, baking powder
Followed by cherries and milk
Preheat the oven to 140C fan/160C
Pour mixture into the prepared tin.
Scatter the flaked almonds on top of cake
Put into oven.
Bake for 1 hour/1 hour 15 mins still skewer comes out clean
Remove. Cool in tin before serving