Cherry cake

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A traditional English cake that can also be baked as a loaf


  • 1 cup/375g/13oz Self Raising Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups/300g/11oz Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teasp Salt
  • 1 cup/240ml/8fl.oz. Water
  • 4 Tbsp/60ml/2fl.oz. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 teasp Vanilla Extract (or Almond)
  • 100g/4oz Glace Cherries, halved


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients plus the glace cherries.
  3. Make a well in the centre then add the remaining "wet" ingredients. Mix well then beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a 20cm/8 inch cake tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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