Cherry cake

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A cherry madeira cake

Cherry cake is a cake that has cherry as a principal component of the cake.

In England, the cake is essentially a sponge cake (pound cake) with glacé cherries added before baking,[1] although there are variations. The cherries are usually evenly distributed and suspended within the cake.[2] The cherries used are normally glacé cherries as fresh cherries are too moist and they sink to the bottom.[3] The glacé cherries are washed and halved or quartered to avoid them sinking to the bottom.[4]

In other countries, fresh cherries may be used, and some as a filling for the cake.

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  1. ^ Alan Davidson (2006). The Oxford Companion to Food (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press Oxford. p. 649. ISBN 978-0192806819. 
  2. ^ Delia Smith, "Old-fashioned Cherry Cake", Deliaonline 
  3. ^ James Martin (4 November 2012). "Recipe: Three-cherry cake". Daily Mail. 
  4. ^ "Cherry Cake - perfect for a picnic". Cake, Crumbs and Cooking. 5 June 2010.