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How do I stop the cherries sinking

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notasausage Thu 06-Dec-12 15:19:09

To the bottom of my cherry Madeira cake? I tried holding back some and pressing lightly into the top of the mix just before putting it in the oven but with no success! I would love to know.

SantaFrontPaws Thu 06-Dec-12 15:21:36

Roll them in flour before mixing them in. Also works with raisins, but I have no idea why.

sieglinde Thu 06-Dec-12 15:22:18

Basically you have to make the batter less liquid and it also helps to cut cherries in half and roll them in a light dusting of flour. smile

SantaFrontPaws Thu 06-Dec-12 15:23:16

Or just leave them out because they are naaaasty.

PolterGoose Thu 06-Dec-12 17:15:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ISeeSmallPeople Thu 06-Dec-12 17:17:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Thu 06-Dec-12 17:23:07

Your cake mixture is too runny - it should be quite a bit thicker than if you were making a sponge.

notasausage Thu 06-Dec-12 19:53:36

Would the cake not be rubbish too if it was too runny? Always rises well and seems good in the middle?

Slainte Fri 07-Dec-12 07:06:34

ISee grin

littlemefi Fri 07-Dec-12 19:15:32

I second washing the cherries to get rid of the syrup and dusting/rolling in flour

YouSeveredHead Sun 09-Dec-12 08:00:31

Some hot water to get rid of the syrup has always worked for me

notasausage Tue 11-Dec-12 23:02:31

I'm going to try washing the cherries. DH birthday on Friday so a good chance to try it out!

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