Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

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Cherry Bakewell is one of my favourite flavours and I love making loaf cakes – they’re easy to bake and slice really nicely too! So, it felt only right to make a loaf Bakewell cake – and it turned out great!

This Bakewell Cake is completely different to Cherry Bakewell Tarts but still has the same flavours. It doesn’t have a layer of cherry jam or raspberry jam in a shortcrust pastry case, covered in a light almond frangipane bake and topped with flaked almonds.

Instead, it’s a delicious, light bake full of cherry and almond, giving the taste of a Bakewell Tart in the form of a fantastic loaf cake perfect for any occasion.

Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

What do you need to make a Cherry Bakewell cake?

For this Bakewell loaf cake we use typical cake ingredients along with greek yogurt to make the cake lovely and moist plus ground almonds, almond extract, flaked almonds and glacé cherries to give that traditional Bakewell flavour as well as a little extra texture.

Although we use glace cherries in this bake you could also use maraschino cherries, fresh cherries or frozen cherries too. Any sweet cherries would work well and would create a really lovely, sweet cherry cake.

This delicious cherry and almond cake recipe doesn’t have any chocolate in it. It’s drizzled with simple icing to finish it off but, if a cake isn’t complete for you without chocolate you could always drizzle it with melted milk chocolate or white chocolate if you wanted to instead.

Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

Can you vary this lovely cherry sponge cake?

Although this is an absolutely delicious cherry bakewell cake, you could always add frozen or fresh raspberries to the almond sponge instead of the glace cherries to make a Raspberry Bakewell Cake if you wanted. Any fruit would work well in this cake and complement the almond flavour – blueberries, blackberries or a nice summer fruits mix.

This ridiculously easy cherry almond loaf is a great cake for literally any occasion. It could be sliced for a cake sale, had as part of an afternoon tea spread or just enjoying with a cup of tea in the afternoons. A cherry cake recipe is one that can be made for any reason or no reason at all.

This fresh cherry almond cake is our latest in a whole bank of loaf recipes we’ve been creating. If you’re looking for other bakes to make try our madeira cake, rhubarb yogurt cake or banana and summer fruit muffins. You can see all our recipes to date here.

Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

What equipment do you need for this easy fresh Cherry Loaf Cake recipe?

You can make this recipe simply with things you already have in your kitchen but here are the things we use in case there’s something you don’t already have:

As you can see, it’s all things you probably have already. We use loaf tin liners to guarantee that bakes come out of the tin easily and they’re great when baking as gifts too.

Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

So here’s our delicious Almond Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 200g glace cherries, halved
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or almond flavouring
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g Plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
  • 125g melted unsalted butter or margarine
  • Flaked almonds

To decorate

  • Icing sugar
Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Grease a loaf pan or use a loaf tin liner
  • Rinse and dry the cherries
  • Put all the ingredients aside from the glace cherries into a large bowl and mix well
  • Stir in the cherries
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle the top with flaked almonds.
  • Bake for an hour until well risen and golden brown on top.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  • When cooled, mix the icing sugar with a little water and drizzle on top of the cake. Leave to set and enjoy.

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Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake Recipe

This Cherry Bakewell Loaf has all the flavour of a classic Cherry Bakewell but in a delicious, moist loaf cake that's perfect for any occasion.
Course Afternoon Tea, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Keyword baking
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

  • 200 g glace cherries halved
  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract or almond flavouring
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g Plain Greek yogurt at room temperature
  • 125 g melted unsalted butter or margarine
  • Flaked almonds

To decorate

  • Icing sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Grease a loaf pan or use a loaf tin liner
  • Rinse and dry the cherries
  • Put all the ingredients aside from the glace cherries into a large bowl and mix well
  • Stir in the cherries
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle the top with flaked almonds.
  • Bake for an hour until well risen and golden brown on top.
  • Turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  • When cooled, mix the icing sugar with a little water and drizzle on top of the cake. Leave to set and enjoy.

*Note: Nutritional information is estimated, based on publicly available data. Nutrient values may vary from those published.

Cherry Bakewell Loaf Cake

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