cherry sponge birthday cake

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Euzkerika Orozco March 22, 2009, 04:50 PM
moo March 22, 2009, 05:39 PM
Gracias! It was certainly different; the dark bits within the cake were the same cherries as the two on top; they were great! The flowers were 'borrowed' from a local restaurant! Recipe available on request :)
Euzkerika Orozco March 22, 2009, 06:01 PM

I'll do it for sure!!!!! ((:

moo March 22, 2009, 07:20 PM
Ok, here goes... its a very simple cake recipe that is intentionally quite substantial, sweet and flavoursome. Its based on a family recipe.
It needs:
3 medium sized eggs (UK size 3)
6 oz (170g) Self Raising Flour (or normal flour if you have bicarbonate of soda)
6 oz (170g) butter
6 oz (170g) caster sugar (or normal sugar that you can make smaller with a blender)
2 tablespoons of milk
2 punnets of fresh cherries or autumn/winter/spring/summer fruit or whatever you can get but maybe not kiwi (that was a bit strange).
1 capful of optional alcohol for adventurous cake making when fruit is scarce (see below) (ouzo/pastis works quite well here)

Its really easy to make...
Mix the sugar and butter until fluffy.

Mix in the flour and the eggs to the fluffy butter/sugar combo.

Stir it up and add a little milk until it all drops from the spoon when you lift up the spoon.

De-stone the cherries or other fruit as needed and enjoy eating/testing the odd cherry or three. Keep two or three spare to put on the top of the cooked item. Add the rest to the big mix and stir them in well but without crushing them.

If feeling adventurous you can add a little alcoholic flavouring here. I would only really do this if the fruit is not very plentiful; in Britain it is sometimes too wet for plentiful summer fruits and besides we like ouzo :).

Lightly line a 25 cm or thereabouts dish with some extra butter. A circular dish is good but it can be any shape you choose. I once made a small one in an oval circle and another one with strawberries in a larger circle. Stacking these two made a lovely birthday toadstool shaped cake!

Place some baking parchment on the buttered dish surface and pour the mix on to the top. This should stop it all sticking.

Cook it for around 40 minutes at gas mark 5 (190C) or until it is done, it will start to smell lovely and rise lots. The more fruit the longer it will take to cook though.

Add those remaining fruits to the top and any non harmful flowers you can "borrow" from your local restaurant!

Besos, moo

Euzkerika Orozco March 22, 2009, 07:27 PM

I will do it this week and post the picture so you can tell me your opinion :D

I can smell it already.... yuuuuuuuuuuuummm!!!! ;)


moo March 22, 2009, 07:59 PM
Its a pleasure Euz; you have made my Sunday! :)


Euzkerika Orozco April 05, 2009, 11:07 AM
MOO!!! :D

I lost the recepie and coudn't make the cake last week!!! :(

But now I have it again and for sure ( God as my witness.. hehehe) I'll bake it next week. I'll post the picture next sunday ;D

Thanks again for giving me the recepie ((:

moo April 05, 2009, 05:44 PM

No problems Euz, I am humbled that anyone would even ask for the recipe!


Euzkerika Orozco April 05, 2009, 06:04 PM
muuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaaaaaccss :))
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