Delicious Green Cherry Fruit Cake Recipe baked with a charcoal oven

It has been a while since a recipe was posted so we’re definitely making sure we remedy that ^_^

Today’s recipe is a fruit cake with dried fruits and green cherries.

The green cherries were left over from a previous order, so wanted to put them to good use. They are the glace kind, just wash them to remove the syrup then chop them up. If you have red cherries, you can use them too, the color will pop better as well. Soak the raisins/dried fruit in a bowl of water; then before use, dry both the cherries and dried fruits with a kitchen cloth.
This time in the recipe caster sugar was used, just to show the difference in the regular and caster sugars. Caster sugar creams better since it’s finer. If you don’t have caster sugar you can use regular table sugar.

Hope you enjoy this recipe, we did! It’s a soft, rich and slightly spicy cake – promise you’ll love it too ^_^

Delish Cherry Fruit Cake

* All – Purpose Flour – 2 cups
* Baking Powder       – 2 teaspoons
* Cinnamon               – 1/2 teaspoon
* Caster Sugar          – 1 cup
* Margarine              – 1 cup
* Vanilla Essence     – 1/2 teaspoon
* Eggs                       – 2 pcs
* Glace Cherries      – 1/8 cup
* Dried fruits            – 1/4 cup
* Milk                       – 3/4 cup

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius or a medium heat. Grease and flour an 8 inch round cake pan and set aside.
2. Wash the glace cherries and chop them into quarters and set aside. Soak your dried fruit in a small bowl.

Washed whole green cherries
Chopped Green cherries

3. Measure all your dry ingredients and sift them onto a medium bowl i.e. flour, baking powder and cinnamon.

Sifting dry ingredients

4. Measure your caster sugar and margarine into a medium bowl.

Measure margarine and sugar into bowl

5. Cream the two for 5 to 8 minutes until white.


6. Add the vanilla and then beat an egg in a bowl, then add to the creamed mixture.

Beat one egg in a small bowl
Vanilla and egg in creamed mixture

7. Beat for a minute, then beat the second egg in a bowl and add to creamed mixture and beat for another minute. Set aside your mixer.

Your ready to put in the flour

8. Add your flour alternately with the milk, start and end with the flour for best results.

Add flour to creamed mixture
Fold in your flour
Add milk alternately as you fold in the flour

9. Fold in the cherries and dried fruit gently.

Gently fold in the fruits

10. Pour the batter into a cake pan and place in the oven middle rack to bake.
11. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a skewer or knife inserted comes our clean. Cool for about 20 minutes then remove cake from pan and set on a tray or cooling rack. Cool completely and serve plain.

Your Cake is ready!

This cake is very rich, delicious and moist, best when eaten plain. However if you really want to, you can frost it.

Slice of Green Cherry Fruit Cake
Bon Apetit!
Try out the recipe and please share your feedback on how your recipe comes out please.
If you would love to learn how to bake delicious cakes such as this one with us, sign up for our Cake making and decoration class. For more information, visit our Baking Classes page for details or e-mail at: You can also call/text or WhatsApp me at: 0701796688

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

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