Cherry Cake

So I haven’t posted anything in a while due to starting a new job, so I thought I’d start back with something simple but yummy, Cherry Cake. I’ve had cherry cake lots of time but this was the first time using this recipe, and I was so pleased with how it turned out, as were my family! So here’s how it’s done.

  1. Preheat oven to 160◦ and grease a large cake tin  and line with greaseproof paper.
  2. Beat together the sugar and margarine until smooth and creamy.
  3. Beat eggs into the mixture one at a time.
  4. Add in the two different flours, salt, baking powder and ground almonds and mix.
  5. Then add your chopped glacé cherries make sure it’s mixed well to make sure the cherries are spread all throughout the cake.
    I chopped mine into quarters.
  6. Pour into your cake tin and bake in the oven for an hour and 25mins.
  7. Take out of the oven when it’s golden brown and slightly shrinking from the sides.
  8. Leave to cool, make yourself a cuppa tea and enjoy!
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Fruit & Nut Flapjacks

Everyone has made Flapjacks at least once in their lives and if you haven’t you definitely need to! These Flapjacks are quick and easy to make and are a great treat to make with kids. I have been making plain flapjacks for years (which in themselves are delicious), but this time I decided to make them a little different, adding some fruit and nut. This recipe makes around 8 small flapjacks. So here is how you make them.

1. Preheat oven to 180◦, and grease a tin/tray.

2. In a large saucepan put the butter, sugar, and golden syrup on a medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon until everything is fully melted/dissolved.

3. Remove from heat and add oats and flour into the saucepan, mix well.

4. Add the chopped cherries and chopped walnuts. You could also add any fruits and nuts of your choice such as raisins. You could even add desiccated coconut.

5. Tip the mixture into your greased tin, and spread out evenly.

6. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes depending on how gooey you want them, take out when risen and golden brown.

7. Cut into pieces while still warm and leave to cool for 5 minutes, then they are ready to eat!