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Cherry almond cake

I bought one more loaf tin few days back and I wanted to use it  very badly.I also had almond essence ready, which my sister had brought from UAE and all I wanted was a good and nice recipe.And lo I found this recipe in Nita mehtas book which looked very inviting.I also had  leftover glazed cherries lying in the fridge after I had baked the fruit and nut cake during Christmas time.I had bookmarked this recipe long time back and had forgotten about it completely.And yes, I was very satisfied with the result of the cake and it got over in a jiffy.If my hubby dear S has to praise then it has to be good.The cake is festive enough for a formal tea or coffee.

Recipe adapted from:Nita Mehta

Makes-8 slices

Maida-3/4 cup
Maida-1 tbsp to coat the cherry and almonds
Oil-1/3 cup
Sugar powdered-3/4 cup
Baking powder-1 tsp
Glazed cherries-1/4 cup
Almonds-1/2 cup
Almond essence-2-3 drops

  1. Grease a 8” *4” loaf tin with butter and lay a parchment paper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150 deg C/300 deg F.
  3. Sieve the flour and baking powder and keep it aside.
  4. Keeping aside a few cherries and almonds for the top ,lightly mix the rest of chopped fruit(cherries and almonds) with the sieved flour.
  5. Beat sugar and eggs in a pan with an electric beater until frothy.
  6. Add oil and beat it further for few seconds.
  7. Add the flour mixture  little by little (to avoid lumps)and use a spatula to mix the batter and mix well.
  8. Add essence and mix well,pour it into the prepared loaf tin  and sprinkle chopped fruits on top.
  9. Bake in the pre heated oven at 150 deg C/300 deg /F for 40-45 minutes.
  10. Insert a toothpick at the centre of the cake to check,if the stick comes out clean,then the cake is done.
  11. Remove the cake out and leave it for few minutes,then slowly unmould the cake and cool it on a wire rack.
  12. Once cooled completely slice it into pieces and pop it into the mouth.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.


  1. Who wouldn’t love this? So tempting…

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