Friday, August 23, 2013

Cherry Cake for The Big Sweet Tooth !

Few weeks back when I saw a message from Rafeeda asking, if I would like to do a guest post for her, I didn't think 'No' as an answer. Well why would I , since this is my first guest post ever and all the more when it is being asked by a such a sweetheart like Rafeeda, you cannot deny it :). Thank you Rafeeda for this opportunity.



I have known Rafeeda through the blogging world. A person who is so active, friendly and an interactive blogger. I sometimes wonder how she finds time to manage a job and a blog along with her family of sweet little kids.




While I was wondering what to make for the guest post, I was sure I should make something sweet for The Big Sweet Tooth  :). So I went ahead with a Cherry cake that I sent virtually to Rafeeda. For the recipe, head on to her blog.




Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup or 113 gms of salted butter
  2. 350 gms of fresh cherries - rinse, dried and pitted 
  3. 1 cup of all purpose flour
  4. 1/2 cup of almond meal
  5. 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 3/4 cup of granulated white sugar
  8. 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  9. 1/3 cup of milk
Method

  • In a saucepan melt the butter and remove it from the stove. Let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Preserve few cherries, having cut them into half to be placed on the top of the cake during baking. Cut the remaining cherries into quarters and sprinkle them with all purpose flour just to form a coating over them.
  • In a bowl, whisk the flour, almond meal and baking powder. This would be referred to as the flour mixture.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar untill thick and light colored. Beat in the vanilla extract. 
  • With a spatula or wired whisk, fold in the cooled butter and milk just until incorporated. Now fold in the flour mixture just untill moistened.
  • Fold in the cherries that were cut into quarters.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C.
  • Grease a 9 inch spring foam pan with butter or non stick spray. Pour the batter into it and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and then remove from the oven and quickly arrange the remaining cherries on top of the cake with the cut side down. 
  • Place the cake back in the oven and bake for 15- 20 minutes or untill golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
Tips
  1. If the cake seems to be over browning, cover it with a piece of aluminum foil for the rest of the baking period.









46 comments:

  1. Congrats Anupa on ur first guest post.On my way to Rafee's place.The cake does look beautiful!

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  2. That was a real delicious cherry cake.. Inviting.. Loved your photography skills too!

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  3. Such a pleasure having u around Anupa... :) thank u so much...

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  4. Hi Anupa, nice to know you from Rafeeda's post. You sure have a nice blog. Cherry cake looks fabulous and pics make one want to lean and take a bite.

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  5. nice guest post dear, hopped into ur space from rafeeda's, u have got lovely collections....
    http://raaazzzfoodlove.blogspot.in/

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  6. Hey dear!! Loving ur blog simplicity and Going thru ur post!! Just wonderful!! Im following u now!! Do also visit my blog Hope u like it!! Would be glad if u follow me back :)
    My Todays Post
    http://sweets-n-spices.blogspot.in/2013/08/ande-ki-mithai-egg-halwa.html

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  7. lovely recipe and great clicks... will check the recipe there...

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  8. Anupa the cake looks awesome, wish I can have a slice too...

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  9. never get a chance to bake this one n perfectly baked too..vl check in rafees space.

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  10. cake looks awesome...happy to follow you

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  11. Congrats dear on ur first guest post.. Looks yum, beautiful cake :)

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  12. nice guest post..cake looks fabulous..will check the recipe in her space..love the first click...

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  13. This cake looks yum.....You have a great recipes in ur blog......Looks good...
    Happy to follow you in GFC.Would be glad if u follow me back.......


    x❤x❤
    http://indianveggiesbhojan.blogspot.in/

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  14. Anupa,

    My first post was for Rafeeda too :) I felt the same way as you. The cake looks yum..will check out the recipe at Big Sweet Tooth.

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    1. Thank u Shibi... Ya the first guest post is always special

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  15. Wow! Cake looks yummy and drool-worthy Anupa.. Off to Rafee's blog for the entire recipe :-)

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  16. congrats on your first guest post and what a delicacy you have whipped up there.

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  17. Congrats on your first guest post, cake looks delicious.

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  18. Anupa,First time here..lovely blog..the cake looks very inviting.. :)

    http://www.mjdelights.in

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  19. Congratz for ur first guest post and the cake is really beautiful and drool-worthy....Love this

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  20. Congrats on your first guest post, the cherry cake looks awesome and mouthwatering dear... love it...

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  21. Congrats. Mouthwatering cherry cake. Love the clicks :)

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  22. What a beautiful cake fit for a first guest post :)

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  23. Wow looks very spongy and perfect..... Thanks for stopping at my space and for kind words...

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  24. That cake looks so lovely...read ur post in rafees blog too...Goog to know more about u ...may this be the beginning of ur guest posts :)

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  25. a gorgeous cake with those slightly caramelized cherries on top...who can say no to such an elegant fruit cake...beautiful food clicks ;-)

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  26. cake looks absolutely gorgeous, so is the shot!

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  27. very cute cake and loved the purple blend of the cherries...

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  28. Nice clicks....Wish to have right now...visit my space flavoursiluv.blogspot.com

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  29. This cake really looks good. I haven't baked anything with cherries though I love them so much. Thanks for the motivation :)
    Shema | LifeScoops

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  30. Wow, i like the new look on your blog...and the cake is so pretty and so apt for rafeeda's blog :-)

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  31. Wow!!!! Like the cherry cake this looks cute and sweet and I also love to buy this type of for my husband because my husband just loves the cherry and I think from the wholesale sweets shop I can easily get it...

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