Almond Cake with Cherry Sorbet & Sugared Cherries Recipe


Almond cake

16 fresh, sweet, dark cherries - or other fruits

2 tablespoons caster sugar

6 cups fresh, pitted cherries

1/4 cup superfine sugar

1 lemon - squeeze for juice


Almond Cake with Cherry Sorbet & Sugared Cherries Recipe

This recipe is a bit of a cheat. It uses a pre-made almond cake from France - but that does not take away from the wonderful flavor of not only the cake, but of the fresh, sweet cherries.


1. Washed 16 fresh cherries, but do not dry. Place superfine sugar on a small plate. With cherries still wet, hand roll each cherry in sugar, and set aside.

2. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and pitted cherries together.

3. Place the pitted cherries in sugar in freezer overnight.

4. Place frozen cherries in a blender and puree until smooth. Add lemon juice and pulse until combined. Pour mixture into ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers recommendations.

5. Cut almond cake into 6 to 8 pieces. Serve each with a scoop of cherry sorbet, and garnish with 2 sugared cherries.