English Cherry Cake for the English St. George’s Day. Happy St. George’s day, England!
Serves 12 – 16
280g self-raising flour
225g brown caster sugar
100g place cherries
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven at 160C/gas 3/320F. Cut the cherries into halves and coat them lightly in flour, so they don’t sink when you mix them in the batter. Lightly grease 8″ cake tin.
Whisk butter and sugar in a large ball until creamy, then add eggs one by one and mix well. Once smooth, add the flour and baking powder and whisk until combined well. Then add cherries and mix some more.
Once happy with how smooth and even it looks, pour the mixture into the greased cake tin and bake in the oven for 1 1/2 hours or until skewer or fork comes out clean. Take the cake out, when ready and leave it to cool for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve with cream, clotted cream or vanilla ice-cream and enjoy just like we did today.