Cherry & Raisin Cake

i first blogged this recipe back in March when DD1 made a special request for a cherry & raisin cake.  We made it again yesterday & I remembered to take a photo of it this time.

It really is very easy to make & DD1 really enjoyed herself and is very tasty – DH has requested we make it again soon!


  • 150g sugar
  • 225g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 120 ml orange juice
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 5g baking powder
  • 335g golden raisins
  • 225g halved glace cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Grease and line with parchment paper one 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Rinse the raisins & pat dry
  4. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  5. Add beaten eggs and orange juice and mix well.
  6. Sift flour and baking powder. Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture and toss with raisins and cherries (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake).
  7. Add flour mixture to batter and blend. Add floured raisins and cherries to dough and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 2-1/2 hours.

The original recipe said not to serve until several days old.  They obviously didn’t have any men or children living in their house.


Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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2 comments on “Cherry & Raisin Cake
  1. bessiecat says:

    Reblogged this on bessiesveggiefood and commented:

    reblogging this as I added a picture of the cake!

  2. […] couple of years ago, DC1 asked if she could make a cherry & raisin cake.  We both enjoyed making it & it tased lovely, but she did then pick all the raisins out of […]

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