Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cherry Yorkshire Tea Cake

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No not a teacake. A cake with tea added to the batter! There is a loaf with Yorkshire tea in it that I know and love when I am at Britain. My homemade version is adapted to a bundt cake form and has the best things of the loaf in it, cherries and tea. The packaged loaf from Britain has sultanas and other dried fruits and the cherries are candied. This recipe uses fresh cherries! The batter can even be formed into lil' baby bundt cakes with a cherry on top. Say it together....Aaawwwwww.

Cherry Yorkshire Tea Cake
(recipe to make 2 large bundt cakes, or 1 large cake and 8 lil' cakes)

3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp.salt
1 c. butter
3 c. sugar
6 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. Yorkshire tea (black tea)
2 c. cherries, (pitted and halved)
1/4 c. approx. flour to coat cherries

Preheat oven to 325 deg. F. Cream butter and sugar. Add baking soda and salt to flour. Add vanilla and tea to buttermilk. Add eggs, flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately until used up. Fold in the flour coated cherries. Pour into prepared pans. The large cakes bake for 90 minutes and the lil' cakes bake approx. 30 minutes.

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