Sweet Walnut and Cherry Cake

If you’re a carrot cake fan and like cherries then this similarly sweet and moist cake will give you the satisfaction you’re looking for. 

  • 4 Eggs
  • 200ML Sunflower Oil
  • 200G Self Raising Flour
  • 115G Brown Sugar
  • 85G Caster Sugar
  • 115G Walnut Pieces
  • 30G Cherries
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Orange (Zest & Juice)
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon Topping
  • 100G Icing Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Milk


Beat the eggs with the oil, and beat in the sugar. Add all the dry ingredients including the zest and juice of an orange, and beat together for 3 minutes.

Fold in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda.

Pour mixture into a lined tin and bake in the oven at 170°C for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean in the centre. 

Leave to cool, and decorate the cake by drizzling over with dissolved icing sugar or covering in butter-cream.

Decorate with walnuts and sugar threads. 

By Maria Luisa Pau