Mary berry sultana and cherry cake recipes

Light Christmas cake...

Light Christmas cake...

There it was MaryBerry's "Christmas Collection" cookbook, and inside I've found a recipe for American light Christmas cake
Tennis Cake

Tennis Cake

Basically, MaryBerry's technical challenge this week was a tennis cake. MaryBerry has annoyed me. Maybe Mary has shares in a baking parchment company and wants everyone to use and buy more
Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake

Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake

This recipe is from MaryBerry, a well-known baker here in the UK. This year I’ve gone for a mixture of raisins, sultana’s, dried cherries, currants, dried prunes and dried figs
Duck Pond Cake

Duck Pond Cake

I changed the dried fruit a little (MaryBerry uses glace cherries andsultanas) and as I was putting icing on the cake, I didn’t put as much marmelade glaze on the cake as in the recipe
Easter Simnel Cake / Velykinis vaisių pyragas

Easter Simnel Cake / Velykinis vaisių pyragas

I changed MaryBerry's recipe a little bit cause there was too much dried fruits for me. Simnel cake caught my eye because it seemed very nice and I'd always wanted to try to bake a fruit cake
Less Sinful Mince Pies

Less Sinful Mince Pies

I decided that MaryBerry's recipe looked good - I trust her for something traditional like this, and I also liked the fact that this recipe didn't use suet as I knew if I bought a whole box I wouldn't use it for anything else
Whisky Christmas Mincemeat - Suet Free

Whisky Christmas Mincemeat - Suet Free

Then I saw MaryBerry make a suet-free version and I was hooked. Extra ginger got thrown in for a touch more warmth and although Mary's choice of rum was tempting I went with whisky because it just seemed right
Mary Berry's Quick Boiled Fruit Cake

Mary Berry's Quick Boiled Fruit Cake

Cake is supposed to be fluffy and. Mum and I are venturing north tomorrow to pick up eight years’. is another recipe from my much beloved copy of MaryBerry’s Baking Bible
Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

For the cake, place all the dried fruit, including the cherries, into a large mixing bowl, pour over the brandyand stir in the orange zest

Mary Berry's classic fruit cake

Put the currants, sultanas, raisins, rinsed, dried and quartered cherries, snipped apricots and chopped mixed peel in a large bowl

Mary Berry’s Simnel cake

Take one-third of the marzipan and roll it out to a circle the size of the tin and then place the circle on top of the cake mixture

Dundee Cake

Of course I then needed to find a fruit cake recipe and opted for MaryBerry’s easy Dundee cake recipe
Fruit cake (7 inch square)

Fruit cake (7 inch square)

Adapted from MaryBerry’s classic fruit cake recipe. so I decided to get a head start and make the fruit cake for the top tier

Cakes from Wales...

The MaryBerry recipe I used was very easy to follow and quick and simple to make up. Welsh Cakes from MaryBerry's Complete Cook Book, by MaryBerry
Recipe 40 - Pineapple & Cherry Loaf

Recipe 40 - Pineapple & Cherry Loaf

Once cooled and cut into the cake was very moist as Mary said it would be.    Into the mixture I folded the sultanas, cherries, pineapple and the reserved pineapple juice
Sticky Cornish Cake

Sticky Cornish Cake

The original recipe was taken from You magazine and written by baking queen MaryBerry. Add the almonds, cherries, sultanasand ginger pieces and stir until combined