• Serves 10
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


A delicious and moist Cherry Torta Tea Cake that will have everyone asking for the recipe

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 1/2 Jar Pitted Cherries - quantity to your liking
  • 1.5 Cups Self Raising Flour - Sifted
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/5 cup Butter OR olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk - any variety
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven at 180 Celsius and grease, line a 20cm baking springform tin.
  2. With a stand or hand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, milk, and butter OR oil until you get a creamy consistency.
  3. Add sifted self-raising flour. Stir by hand with a wooden spoon until you get a smooth and creamy consistency.
  4. Pour mixture into the prepared baking tin
  5. Add pitted cherries on top of the mixture or stirred into the mixture if desired. Just remember the cherries tend to sink to the bottom of the mixture when cooking, hence why it's better to put them on top (and let the sink in naturally).
  6. Place in preheated oven at 180 celsius for 35 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.
  7. Remove from oven and leave in the baking tin for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from tin and place on a cooling rack.
  9. When completely cool place on a serving dish and dust with icing sugar.


I have made this recipe with half the self raising flour and half almond meal and it was divine. You can also add any fruit alternative to it. I've made it with soft pears, canned plums and canned apricots previously. Cherry is the best in my opinion.

  • Yum that sounds very delicious. Thank you for sharing


  • oh I am a sucker for anything with cherries! – thank you so much for sharing I cannot wait to bake this and indulge myself!


  • I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds delicious!


  • What a great recipe, cant wait to give it a try


  • I love the look and sound of this recipe. Teacakes are wonderful for afternoon tea on cold days.


  • Simple and sounds delicious!


  • Easy recipe indeed ! You could use any frozen fruit of your liking instead of the jar/tin of cherries


  • This looks delicious. I’d love to try it.


  • Sounds simple enough! Might bake it for Easter, but will need to substitute cherries for blueberries


  • This looks yum! I love cherries


  • Easy to make and looks divine. Thanks so much for sharing.


  • Love this recipe but not very fond of cherries so I would swap with peaches, mangoes or berries.


  • This looks easy enough!
    I actually don’t mind Cherry desserts so thank you for sharing.


  • I don’t normally like cherries but this looks amazing!


  • This looks so yummy! I’d totally try it with olive oil, bet it’s so rich.


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