Dark Cherry & Pine Nut Crumble Cake

Up your tea party game with this  delicious cake! Dark Cherry & Pine Nut Crumble Cake: INGREDIENTS 150 grams butter, softened  2 tsp finely grated lemon rind  1 cup caster sugar  2 eggs  3/4 cup self-raising flour  ½ cup plain flour  ½ cup ground almonds ½ cup milk  400 grams fresh cherries, pitted  2 tsp icing sugar CRUMBLE  ½ cup plain flour  ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar  1 tsp ground cardamom  50 grams butter, chopped  ½ cup pine nuts SAUTÉED CHERRIES 2 tsp butter  100 grams fresh cherries, pitted  1 tbsp caster sugar METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease a 22 cm springform tin. Line the base and side with baking paper.  2. Beat butter, rind and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in combined sifted flour and almond meal alternately with milk.  3. Spread mixture into tin and smooth the surface. Place cherries on top of batter.  CRUMBLE  1. Combine flour, sugar and cardamom in a medium bowl. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pine nuts.  2. Sprinkle crumble over batter.   3. Bake cake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into … Continue reading Dark Cherry & Pine Nut Crumble Cake