Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie … check this nice dessert: Cherry Bakewell cake
How to Make Cherry Bakewell cake
30 mins to 1 hour
For the cake
- 175g/6oz glacé cherries
- 175g/6oz plain flour
- 175g/6oz unsalted butter
- 175g/6oz caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 tsp almond extract
- ½ unwaxed lemon
- 3 large free-range eggs
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 100g/3½oz ground almonds
- 50g/1¾oz marzipan
- pinch salt
For the crumble
- 25g/1oz unsalted butter
- 40g/1½oz plain flour
- 40g/1½oz light brown soft sugar
- 40g/1½oz flaked almonds
- ½ lemon
- 100g/3½oz icing sugar
- 6 glacé cherries
Preheat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/Gas 3. Grease a 20cm/8in round springform tin and line the base and sides with baking paper.
Wash the glacé cherries in a sieve under hot running water to remove the sticky syrup. Dry them on a double thickness of kitchen paper, then cut into quarters and dust in 2 teaspoons of plain flour. Set aside.
Prepare the crumble before starting to mix the cake. For the crumble, combine the melted butter, flour, sugar and flaked almonds and mix well until the mixture starts to clump together. Set aside.
To make the cake, cream the butter and caster sugar together in a stand mixer for about 4 minutes, or by hand in a bowl using a wooden spoon, until pale and light. Add the vanilla paste, almond extract and lemon zest and mix to combine. Gradually add the beaten eggs, scraping down the sides of the bowl and mixing well between each addition.
Sift the flour, baking powder, ground almonds and a pinch of salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
Fold half of the glacé cherries and diced marzipan into the mixture, then spoon into the lined tin and spread level. Scatter the remaining cherries and marzipan over the mixture in an even layer. Finally, scatter over the crumble mixture.
Bake for 1 to 1½ hours, or until well risen and golden brown. Cover the top of the cake loosely with foil for the final 10 minutes if it is browning too much.
Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 40 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To decorate, mix the lemon juice with the icing sugar to make a smooth, drizzly icing, adding more icing sugar if needed. Drizzle the icing over the cold cake, then scatter with halved cherries and leave to set for 20 minutes before serving.