Monday, 2 February 2009

Cherry Bakewell Cake

Hola ‘dear’ S&SB bakers, the votes have been cast and now tallied and we have pleasure in announcing our winner for this month’s bake ~ Cherry Bakewell cake. If you adore Bakewell Tart then you’re really going to find this cake irresistible with its moist and feather-light sponge and almond/ morello cherry flavour running through. Additionally if you find morello cherry conserve/jam difficult to source, substitute with raspberry conserve/jam and it will be just as delicious! A few glacé cherries placed on top of the icing additionally with the flaked toasted almonds would also be a lovely.

The recipe can be found here

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*Please Note Posting Date on your Blog*: The date of posting this bake on your blog will be the 1st of March 2009 for this event.

Happy Baking!

Rosie & Maria x


anooshka said...

Perfect! I was looking for a cake for my sister's nameday. This one will be just perfect

Maria said...

Gorgeous and great cake Rosie, looking forward to baking this one!


Anne said...

I lurve cherry bakewells, the cake looks fab!

sowmya said...

cake looks beautiful..cant wait to bake this one..

Rosie said...

Thanks ladies and I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did :) Looking forward to viewing the round-up 1st March.

Best wishes Rosie x

Nazarina A said...

This is just too beautiful for words!!!

Kelly-Jane said...

I'm going to try and join in this month, the cake looks fab!

natalia said...

Super cake ,very beautiful I might bake it for my birthday !! Grazie !

Arundathi said...

Hi - baked it yesterday and it tasted great but looked nothing like the picture! :(

It was about 1/2 the height of yours. Was the cake ingredients supposed to be multiplied by 2?

And the icing that I made with the lemon juice and icing sugar became translucent when I poured it on top and didn't have that nice white "icing" effect of yours?

Wondering where I went wrong. Pls help.

Sweet & Simple Bakes said...

Hi Nazarina, thank you for your lovely comment :0)

Hi K.J. we'd love you to join us :0)

Hi natalia, oh that would be lovely *whispering* when is it your birthday?

Best wishes Rosie x

Sweet & Simple Bakes said...

Hi Arundathi, Oh no I am sorry to read this because Maria and I bake each recipe before posting to hopefully overcome this problem.

It really is awful when things don’t turn out and yes it’s happened to me before in bakes and such a disappointment.

Ok the cake I baked is the same recipe as posted on S&SB so thinking here..... was the baking powder you used in date do you know because this would affect the rise of a cake. Now for the icing I really am stumped here because I used lemon juice which if I’m correct in speaking helps maintain the white colour.

I wonder if Maria or anyone S&SB baker can add anything or help on this matter?

Best wishes as always Rosie x

Anne said...

I so wanted to join in this month but have run out of time but it will get done eventually! Looks gorgeous!


Starningblue said...

Thanks for this great recipe! I have just made it so count in me this month :)



♥Rosie♥ said...

No worries Anne and we look forward to you joining us another time :0)

Great news Starningblue can't wait to view your bake :0)

Best wishes Rosie x