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Cherry Cake From A 1930’s Recipe

April 1, 2015

Vintage Cherry cake Recipe

I have another fabulous vintage recipe to share with you today. I don’t often make large cakes as I find them a little tricky. However since seeing a cherry cake being made on Bake Off a while ago it was definitely something I wanted to try. I’ve seen a few recipes for cherry cakes in my vintage cook books and this one is definitely my favourite. I’ve re-worked it a little bit and I’m so happy with how it came out. it is absolutely delicious.

Traditional Cherry Cake Recipe


225g Butter

225g Sugar

4 Large eggs (beaten)

350g Flour

A pinch of Salt

1/2 tsp Baking powder

225g glace cherries (halved)

50g mixed peel

The rind of one unwaxed lemon

Flaked almonds to decorate

Icing Sugar

Cherry Cake Recipe

How to Make:

1. Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees, butter your cake tin.

2. Beat the butter and sugar until it is fully combined and creamy.

3. Add the eggs to the mixture one at a time.

4. Mix the flour, salt and baking powder and add gradually to the mixture.

5. Add a little milk to the mixture.

6. Gently mix in the halved cherries, mixed peel and lemon rind.

7. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for around 40 minutes or until cooked through.

8. Turn out cake into a wire rack and allow to cool fully.

9. Decorate the cake with a full drizzles of icing as well as some flaked almonds and a few halved cherries.

1930s Cherry Cake Recipe

Cherry Cake Vintage Frills

I love the traditional look of this cake, wouldn’t it look lovely as part of a vintage tea party! Please let me know if you try any of my recipes. A couple of people have shared pictures with me on Instagram and it was lovely to see that people had given them a try! I was also wondering about doing a few vintage recipes on Youtube what do think? xxx

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    April 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Oh my word, yes! I could pretty much life off this cake for life (okay, not technically, but if one could…. :D). Cherries + almonds + a nice squishy cake is one of my favourite food combos ever. Thank you for another endlessly appealing recipe, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

  • Reply
    Miss Wendy
    May 5, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Where did you find this recipe it’s perfect! I will definitely be trying this & may I include it in my 1930’s month (credits to your blog of course!!!). Thank you for finding & sharng this!

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