Cherry Traybake

Cherry Traybake

©Julian Kutos

Cherry Traybake

Cherry Traybake

©Julian Kutos

For the traybake mix:

Ingredients

4
eggs
200
g
butter
180
g
granulated sugar
1
teaspoon
vanilla sugar
1
shot
dark rum
1/2
teaspoon
salt
200
g
wheat flour
1
teaspoon
baking powder

For the cherries:

Ingredients

1
kg
cherries
2
tablespoon
cherry brandy
1
sachet vanilla sugar (or teaspoon of vanilla essence)

Preparation for cherries: 

  • Pit the cherries and marinate in cherry brandy and vanilla sugar (or vanilla essence).

Preparation for traybake mix:

  • Preheat oven to 170°C. Remove the butter from the refrigerator and let it soften. Separate eggs.
  • Cream the butter with egg yolks, salt, rum and half the sugar. Sift the baking powder and flour. Beat the egg whites with the remaining sugar until stiff.
  • Fold the beaten egg whites and flour into the rest of the mixture and stir very gently.


Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Spread the dough 1cm thick. Top generously with cherries. Bake the cake for about 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with icing sugar.

Tip

Sour cherries are also suitable. 

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