Cherry slice

My grandson loves glace cherries so I made these cherry slices for him. He is coming to play tomorrow so I prepared these specially for him.



  • 3 oz plain flour
  • 1 oz caster sugar
  • 2 oz butter
  • 3oz glace cherries


  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 oz caster sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 oz ground almonds


Set the oven to 170C fan, 190C or 375F

Line and grease the base of a shallow tin – approximately 12 x 4 inches or an 8 inch round tin.

Put the flour into a bowl, add the sugar and mix together. Rub in the butter until the mixture binds together.

mix base until binds together

Press into the tin in an even layer. Place the halved or quartered cherries evenly over the base.

add base and cherries to pan

Make the topping by creaming the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

mix sugar and butter

Add the egg a little at a time, beating really well.

beat in egg

Fold in the ground almonds.

add ground almonds

Spread the mixture evenly over the cherries.

spread over base

Place in the oven for about 35 minutes until the cake is set and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

bake until golden

Cut into pieces when cold. This can either be eaten as a cake or with thick cream or ice cream as a dessert.

eat as cake or dessert


Adapted from Good Housekeeping Easy-stages Cook Book 1972