German Cherry Bundt Cake

The Cherry Bundt Cake is a classic German cake recipe.This cake is also called “Rodonkuchen”, especially in the Northwest of Germany. Some call it ring cake. You can use a variety of cherries for this German cake. If you like to add a glaze mix powdered sugar with Kirsch Schnaps and spread it over the cooled off cake surface. Happy Baking!

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Ingredients Cherry Bundt Cake

200 g cherries, no pits (you can use: sour cherries, fresh ones, cocktail cherries, candied cherries, maraschino cherries or morello cherries in liquor)
2 tbsp cherry brandy (German Kirschwasser, Kirsch Schnaps)
100 g butter
200 g sugar
1 pk vanilla sugar Dr Oetker, 0.32 oz – How to make Vanilla Sugar –
1 pk baking powder Dr Oetker, 0.5 oz
4 eggs
1 dash salt
500 g flour
100 ml milk
2 tbsp almond flour or bread crumbs
100 g raisins and 100 g chopped almonds

Baking Instructions Cherry Bundt Cake

Fresh cherries: wash them, pat dry and remove pits.
Sour cherries: drain them thoroughly in a sieve.
If you use Morello cherries in liquor don’t use the Kirsch schnaps!

– Place cherries in a bowl and sprinkle them with Kirsch Schnaps, cover with foil and let soak for 30 min. Drain them in a sieve.
– all dough ingredients should be having room temperature. Have them for 30-60 min out of the fridge.
– Mix eggs with sugar, salt and vanilla sugar in one direction until foamy.
– Add butter bit by bit; butter should be soft  and not liquid.
– Mix flour with baking powder and sieve it to the dough, spoon by spoon, not at once; add chopped almonds.
– Add the cherry kirsch schnaps liquid.
– Turn raisins in flour and add to the dough. Gently mix them in, then at the end add the cherries and fold them in with a wooden spoon.
– Grease a Bundt cake form and sprinkle with almond flour or bread crumbs.
– Bake on pre-heated oven on 175 C or 350 F for 70 min.

– When cake is done place it on a baking grid, when cooled off dust it with powdered sugar.



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