Cherry Bakewell magic cake

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Boozy cherry bakewell magic cake
Boozy cherry bakewell magic cake
  • Serves: 8

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Cut into this boozy cherry bakewell magic cake for a bit of a surprise! Three different textures in one cake, it's absolutely delicious, but definitely one for the grown-ups as it's quite boozy! Almonds and cherries are the perfect match and go great in this delicious cake.


  • 1x390g jar Opies Cherries in Kirsch
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 135g caster sugar, plus 2tbsp
  • tsp almond extract
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp brandy, whisky or cognac
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 110g plain flour
  • 500ml milk, warmed
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds

Why not cut up into small cubes and serve as a sweet canape if you're expecting guests!


  1. Heat the oven to 160C, gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm square tin. Drain the liquid from the cherries into a small pan and put the cherries in the baking tin.

  2. Whisk the egg yolks with 135g sugar, the almond and vanilla extracts, and the brandy until pale and thick. Gradually beat in the butter and flour, then the milk.

  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into the mix, then pour into the tin. Bake for 40-50 mins. Add 2tbsp sugar to the cherry juice and simmer until thickened. Drizzle over the cooled cake, scatter with almonds and dust with icing sugar.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 395(kcal)
  • Fat 20.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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