Bakewell Almond Cake

My German friend, Anya, first introduced me to this delicious almond cake.  The original recipe is for a Raspberry Bakewell Cake from the BBC Good Food website.  It is moist, crumbly, rich, and delicious with the addition of some fresh fruit.

The first couple times I tried this I used fresh raspberries.IMG_1167

It is actually a very easy cake to make.  Just pulse all the ingredients (almond flour, self-raising flour, caster sugar, eggs, salt, butter) in the food processor until you get a smooth consistency.  Then spread half the dough in a springform cake pan, spread the fruit, then dollop the rest of the dough on top.  Finally, sprinkle some sliced almonds, and bake the whole thing at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.  When cool, decorate with powdered sugar.

This time around I used fresh cherries, as cherries and almonds traditionally go very well together.IMG_2874

Even with cherries instead of raspberries, this was a very satisfying dessert.  It is definitely not a very sugary sweet cake.  It is just right to enjoy with a nice cup of tea.IMG_2875

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