Glace Cherry Cheese Cake

    Glace Cherry Cheese Cake


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    This is not your typical cheesecake but more of a pound cake that is made using a lot of cream cheese in the batter.

    Serves: 14 

    • 250g cream cheese, softened
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 1/2 cups (345g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 1/4 cups (280g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 1 cup glace cherries, halved
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.
    2. Cream the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla together until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time.
    3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt then fold into cream cheese mixture. Dust cherries in 1/4 cup flour and fold into batter.
    4. Sprinkle pecans over the bottom of an ungreased ring tin. The bottom should be completely covered. Add a few more pecans if necessary. Spoon batter into the tin on top of nuts.
    5. Bake for about 75 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in tin. Run knife around outside edge and centre tube. Ease cake out of tin and onto plate.

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