Saturday, 30 March 2013

Citrus cherry Cake

Citrus cherry Cake

A simple recipe from a book called The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook which I modified slightly. The flavours of this Citrus Cherry Cake are predominantly citrus with a richer fuller flavour from the light muscovado sugar. The cherries add some syrupy gooyiness. I added more liquid in the form of butter milk or you can use natural yoghurt to make it a bit more moist. Apart from that the recipe is your basic cream method, so very straight forward. Prep time 20 minutes, bake time around 40 minutes. Once out of the oven dredge/sprinkle with fine white sugar. This cake can be kept for about five days in a sealed container or you can freeze for up to a month. Remember to name and date if you do freeze. You can modify this recipe again for example you may not like mixed peel, so substitute with sultanas or other stem fruit. Or you can just use cherries like the original recipe, it's entirely up to you, just keep your proportions the same.

modified recipe for Citrus cherry cake

175g softened butter
175g light muscovado sugar
3 Large happy eggs Free Range
250g self raising flour
120g glace cherries, chopped washed and dried
80g mixed peel
25ml to 50ml of crème fraîche/natural yoghurt or butter milk (if you need a wetter cake batter)

Citrus cherry Cake

Citrus cherry Cake Method


Cream your softened butter with the muscovado sugar until light and fluffy, add the eggs one at a time with a tablespoon of the weighed flour to stop curdling. Fold in your remaining sieved flour into the batter lastly fold in your cherries and peel or whatever dried stem fruit you have. If the batter is to stiff then mix/fold in some butter milk, do this quickly to avoid curdling the batter.

Bake off @ 180 Celsius for around 40 minutes, once baked allow to cool in the cake tin for ten minutes then release the outer ring and leave for another 20 minutes before removing the base and baking parchment. Finally dredge with fine white caster sugar and scran (eat)

Citrus cherry Cake


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