Hungarian Fresh Cherry Cake Recipe

Fresh Cherry Cake

Homemade Cherry Sponge Cake Recipes: Hungarian Fresh Cherry Cake

My Hungarian fresh cherry sponge cake recipe is one of the most delicious cherry cake recipes you ever made!

➡️ Looking for the best fresh cherry cake recipes in 2023? On this page, you can learn how to make a cherry sponge cake from scratch in 13 steps at home. Both sweet cherries and sour cherries are fruits appreciated by many people and, therefore, you will find a lot of cake recipes that include these juicy fruits.

➡️ I love fresh cherry cake so much that I bake some of my favorite cake recipes with both sweet cherries and sour cherries every summer and especially from June to July when fresh cherries are abundant and available at an affordable price. Needless to say, I use many recipes for cherry cakes, both simple and more complicated cakes that are perfect even for special events such as celebrating a birthday and so on. Among the traditional cherry cake recipes that I really like is cherry sponge cake.

➡️ Cherry sponge cake is one of the simplest but also the tastiest fresh cherry cake recipes. Like any sponge cake, it’s very easy to make and requires only ingredients that everyone has at home. The combination of the sweet and juicy cherries and the fluffy dough is extremely appetizing, so it will be hard to stop after the first piece of cake you eat! Watch the video below and learn how to make a fresh cherry cake using a tasty and easy sponge cake recipe from scratch!

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How To Make Fresh Cherry Cake from Scratch

What ingredients do you need for the fresh cherry cake?

Fresh Cherries

1) 3 eggs
2) 200 g/7 oz of granulated sugar
3) 200 ml/7 fl oz of sunflower oil
4) 70 ml/2.5 fl oz of cold cow milk
5) 1 tbsp of vanilla essence
6) grated zest from a lemon
7) 250 g/9 oz of cake flour
8) 10 g/0.35 oz of baking powder (1 sachet)
9) 500 g/17 oz of fresh black cherries
10) some powdered sugar for garnishing (optional)

How to make a fresh cherry cake from scratch?

Fresh Cherry Cake

step 1: place eggs into a bowl and toss in the sugar
step 2: combine ingredients with the mixer until the sugar is dissolved completely
step 3: pour oil and milk, then mix again
step 4: add vanilla essence and grated lemon zest
step 5: add flour and baking powder, then mix ingredients by hand
step 6: cover the bowl with food foil and place it in the fridge for 1 to 12 hours
step 7: remove seeds from cherries
step 8: toss the cherries into the dough
step 9: combine ingredients by hand very slowly
step 10: pour the mixture into a baking paper-lined tray
step 11: level the dough, place the tray into the preheated oven at 250C/480F for 10 min, then reduce temperature to 210C/410F and bake the cake until golden
step 12: wait to cool the black cherry cake
step 13: cut the cake up and sprinkle over some powdered sugar (optional)

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5 PRO Tips for the Fresh Cherry Cake Recipe

➡️ The fresh cherry cake recipe is very easy to bake, so I don’t have many secrets to share with you to get perfect results. However, below are some tips that you may find useful:

  • use black cherries if you can but the recipe can be made with other sweet cherry types as well and even with sour cherries
  • the cake is all the fluffier the longer the dough stays in the fridge, so I recommend you leave it as cold as possible but not more than 12 hours!
  • don’t forget to use the two-step backing method for the best results – you need first a higher temperature to rise the dough, then a lower one to bake well
  • don’t cut off the cake until it isn’t completely cold
  • even if not mandatory, I recommend you sprinkle it over powdered sugar for a better look and taste (vanilla powdered sugar is even better!)

➡️ You only have a handful of cherries and some flour and you want to look for a recipe that will allow you to make an extraordinary dessert? Well, you found it right on this page! It doesn’t even matter if you use sweet cherries or sour cherries, my fresh cherry cake is a culinary treat that will delight you and make your guests ask you where you took cake baking classes! The recipe embodies traditional simplicity that does not require sophisticated ingredients and advanced baking techniques to make a perfect homemade cake!

➡️ Enjoy the fresh cherry cake recipe from scratch! For additional info, read more on cherry cake!

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