Cherry Cake

IPL spot fixing scandal which is so heart breaking for all of us.  We all just hope and pray for all the better things coming up in a game, which is so loved by the people of our country.

 Keeping this hope alive let’s talk about a cake.  I made a cherry cake this time for the kids who all planned to go  and stay to  be with their mamu without their mothers.   To my surprise they all managed so well.

Cherries can be the crown of any cake. We all know the goodness of cherries; it lowers the risk factors of heart diseases, cholesterol. It reduces the risk of cancer risk due to their high level of antioxidant called  cyanidin.   It also improves memory.

   There is a windfall of cherries this season but sadly the season of cherries is so short but almost in every supermarket you easily get the tinned cherries but they too has to be used immediately otherwise they spoilt easily.  I have a box of cherries lying in my freeze; I decided to put lots of them into my cake.  If you love the sweetness of cherries this cake is for you.  All bloggers are coming up with so many innovative ideas of using the fresh fruit in their cooking and by replacing the white flour with whole wheat flour and using olive oil instead of butter. But for me   lots of butter and sugar is a pair made in heaven and I think a small pie doesn’t matter much, if you are ready to burn the extra calorie by exercising and I know you all cake lovers must be agree with me.

 I don’t know how it tastes because when I tried to take the feedback of children who tasted it, they were all so busy at their nanu’s house, so even after galloping it a few minutes before they don’t know what they ate and how it’s tasted.  All they know was entertaining with each other. I followed this recipe from a cutting which has been with me for a very long time in my recipe notebook.

I halved the recipe

Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1  cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pitted cherries

Sugar for sprinkling
½ cup chopped almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius and butter and line a 5 x 5 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, sieve together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda.
  3. Whisk the butter with the sugar.
  4. Add the buttermilk and vanilla to the flour mixture and whisk to combine well.
  5. Add cherries.  Top with walnuts and sprinkle some sugar.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan over a wire rack.

 

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