Saturday 12 March 2016

Recipe post NO.7- Mini Cherry and Almond Loaves!

Hiya everyone!

Thank you so much for your really kind comments last week.
As I said in last week's post, I am going to share the recipe on how to make mini cherry and almond loaves.

 I found this classical cake in a recipe book I was given on my 8th birthday! I find this relates to the season we're in now or quite close to- Cherry trees would blossom in Spring and there are cherries included in this cake. 

So, without further ado, here's how you make it:

For these spring-themed almond loaves,you'll need:

85g of lightly salted butter

70g of caster sugar                      
1 egg

1 egg YOLK (please try not to get the egg white in as well)

70g of self-raising flour

1/2 tsp of almond extract

55g of ground almonds

55g of natural glace cherries, roughly chopped

2tbsp of flaked almonds

55g of icing sugar

2 tsp of lemon juice


Before you begin adding ingredients, pre-heat the oven to 180c/350F, Gas Mark 4.

Start by placing the 12 section silicone mini loaf tray onto a baking tray. If you don't have these, just grease and baseline individual mini loaf tins.

Place the butter,caster sugar,egg and egg yolk,flour, almond extract and ground almonds in a mixing bowl and beat together until smooth and creamy( I obviously use my free-standing mixer but if you like to mix the old-fashioned way with an wooden spoon, please do so). Stir in the glace cherries. 

Using a teaspoon, spoon the mix into the tray sections and level with the back of the spoon.

Break up the flaked almonds with your hands and bake in the 
pre-heated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until risen and firm to touch.

Leave in the tray to cool for five minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

Beat the icing sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl and drizzle oven the cakes, with a teaspoon. Leave mini loaves to set.


And that's the recipe to making these very quick and simple bakes.

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But for now...

Keep baking!

#sweetreats xxx


  1. I love your blog!!!! I'm going to request something, hope you can do it... Please can you show your readers how to do fondant decorations on like a little cupcake? That would be an amazing help, I've got a birthday and thought of this idea xoxo

  2. Yeah,sure! I'll post a blog post next week if it would be any help to you?

    #sweetreats xxx

  3. This look so yummy! Loving your blog xx