Cherry cake

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Cherry cake
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A slice of traditional British cherry cake.
Type Cake
Course Dessert
Serving temperature Cold or warmed
Main ingredients glacé cherries and cake batter
Similar dishes Fruitcake
Cookbook: Cherry cake  Media: Cherry cake

Cherry cake is a traditional British cake. The cake consists of glacé cherries evenly suspended within a Madeira sponge.[1] Glacé cherries are used because the moisture within fresh cherries causes them to sink to the bottom of any cake, ruining the cake's form.[2] The cherries are usually halved or quartered, then washed and floured to help prevent sinking.[3]

Cakes with cherries inside them are found in many other cuisines.

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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. ^ James Martin (4 November 2012). "Recipe: Three-cherry cake". Daily Mail. 
  3. ^ "Cherry Cake - perfect for a picnic". Cake, Crumbs and Cooking. 5 June 2010.