Cherry Cake | Kolač od Trešanja

Don’t ask me what’s going on, but I’ve been baking way too much. And hence, I bring you this cherry cake, perfect for those end-of-season cherries. I’m not going to go into too much detail here, it’s super easy, just make sure your cherries are washed and completely dry before putting them into the cake.

Ingredients:

~ 120 grams of unsalted butter, softened

~ 20 grams caster sugar

~ Three eggs

~ 25 grams of plain flour

~ 1/2 a packet of baking powder

~ 50mls plain milk

~ Zest of one lemon

~ 100 grams almond meal

~ 500 grams of cherries

Method:

  1. Wash the cherries and leave them to dry. Cut the cherries in half and remove the seed, so that you have cherry halves
  2. Preheat the over to 180°C / 356°F
  3. Separate the eggs
  4. Combine the softened butter, egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl and mix
  5. Add the flour, baking powder, milk and lemon zest to the yolk mixture
  6. Beat the egg whites and once stiff add the almond meal and combine very gently
  7. Gently add the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture and combine
  8. Pour the mixture into a greased and floured baking tin, I used a spring-form 30cm one (it could have been smaller)
  9. Take the cherry halves and pop them into the top of the cake, skin side up, so that the flesh is in the cake mixture. Cover the whole top of the cake (I didn’t do this, but I should have – the cherries make this cake, so the more the merrier)
  10. Bake for about 40 minutes on 180°C / 356°F or until done. Allow to cool and serve.

Let me know if you tried this cherry cake and what you thought

Dobar Tek! Zivjeli! (Bon Appetit! Cheers and let’s live!)

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