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recipe image Cherry and Marzipan Fruity Loaf

Cherry and Marzipan Fruity Loaf

  • Prep time
    30 minutes
  • Cooking time
    1 hour
  • Servings
  • Difficulty


  • 225g (8oz) plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 175g (6oz) Stork tub
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 55g (2oz) ground almonds
  • 55g (2oz) flaked almonds
  • 175g (6oz) glacé cherries, halved
  • 115g (4oz) marzipan


      1. Start by preheating your oven to 160°C, 325°F or gas mark 3.
      2. Then sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl, add the other ingredients, except the marzipan, and beat together with a wooden spoon.
      3. Dice half the marzipan and fold it in.
      4. Grease and line the bottom of a 900g loaf tin and spoon in the mixture.
      5. Pop it in the oven for 1 â 1 ¼ hours.
      6. Turn the cake out to cool on a wire rack.
      7. Roll out the remaining marzipan, cut into thin strips, twist and arrange in a fancy lattice pattern over the loaf.
      8. Put it under the grill until lightly browned, then dig in.