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Saturday, 8 April 2017

Baking with daddy


As some of you may remember from my My First Welsh Mother's Day blog, my two boys made a cake (with daddy's help) for Mother's Day.

The cake was Delia Smith's Cherry Cake - this was quick to make and the boys really enjoyed getting involved, and best of all it tasted amazing!!


So here's the ingredients you'll need:

200g glacé cherries (sliced into quarters)
175g unsalted butter, at room temperature
175g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs, whisked
175g plain flour
½ level teaspoon baking powder 
75g ground almonds
A few drops of almond extract
1 tablespoon of milk

You'll need to preheat your oven to 180°C or gas mark 4 and you'll also need an 18cm round cake tin, greased and lined with greaseproof paper.

We've found that it's easier to pre weigh and prep all the ingredients prior to baking with the boys - they just want to get involved throwing everything in the bowl and mixing it up, and don't really have the patience for us to weigh stuff out.




First cream the butter and the sugar together until it's light, pale and fluffy, and then gradually beat in the whisked eggs a little at a time.  

Next sift the flour and baking powder together, and then fold this into the creamed mixture using a metal spoon.



Then put two thirds of the cherries together with the ground almonds and fold these into the cake, adding one or two drops of almond extract and the milk.


Now spoon the cake mixture into the tin, level the top off with the back of a spoon, and then sprinkle over the remaining third of the cherries and poke them just under the surface with a teaspoon. 



Bake the cake near the centre of the oven for 50 minutes, then cover with foil and continue cooking for a further 10 minutes, or until the centre is springy to touch.

Cool the cake in the tin for 15 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool.

The boys added decoration to the top of the cake by melting some white chocolate and putting cherries on top.

Finally sit back with a cuppa and enjoy some yummy cake.

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  1. Ooooo I might have to try this for myself! Your pictures are really lovely - I can't wait until my little one is old enough to join in :)

  2. Ahh this is so nice seeing a Daddy Bake with his children. My little ones love baking with their Dad (I'm completely shite at it!) definitely a recipe to share with them. Thankyou :)


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