Very Fondant Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry and almond cake - Lilie Bakery

Ce Very tender cherry and almond cake is a real pleasure of the season! A melting texture thanks to the ricotta, a good taste of cherries and almonds. A soft and soft cherry cake!

It is typically the kind of cakes that can be enjoyed at breakfast (it is not very sweet). And if in addition, like me, you have beautiful fresh cherries in your garden, then there is the jackpot! If not, of course you can find some nice ripe and fragrant cherries at the market.

How to make this cherry cake?

To obtain a very melting texture like that of this cherry cake, we mix ricotta, ground almonds and a touch of flour.

On the other hand, we whisk the eggs and brown sugar so that the mixture is frothy then add the dry ingredients and oil.

Very fondant cherry and almond cake - Lilie Bakery

The mold I used for this recipe is 20cm in diameter. If you use a larger pan, the cake will be less tall.

Then pour half of the dough into the buttered floured mold, sprinkle with pitted cherries. Then we put the rest of the dough. Add the last cherries on top with the slivered almonds.

Variations around this recipe

This recipe can also be made with raspberries or strawberries instead of cherries. The principle stays the same.

I do not recommend removing the ricotta or powdered almonds as this will change the final texture too much. This cherry cake is intentionally not very sweet, but you are free to adapt it to your taste (I prefer to have a light hand in sugar).

Cherry and almond ricotta cake - Lilie Bakery

Other cakes to try

If you like this kind of fruity seasonal recipes, then I advise you to take a look at these recipes: Cherry chocolate pavlova, Red berry mascarpone tart, Raspberry mascarpone tart Breton palet, Raspberry Orange Blossom Financiers.

If you make this recipe, don't hesitate to tag @liliebakery on Instagram so I can see your cute cakes!

Very fondant cherry and almond cake - Lilie Bakery
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Very Fondant Cherry Almond Cake

A melting texture thanks to the ricotta, and delicious seasonal cherries ...
Prep time15 minutes
Cook time50 minutes
Total1 time 5 minutes
Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Yield: 8 people


  • 300 g ricotta cheese
  • 200 g powdered almonds
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 1 cs rapeseed oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 40 g all-purpose flour
  • 300 g or more! pitted cherries
  • 1 handful of sliced ​​almonds


  • Preheat the oven to 180 ° traditional heat.
  • Whisk the eggs with the brown sugar until the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Stir in the ricotta, flour, ground almonds and oil. Mix well to obtain a smooth paste.
  • Butter and flour a 20cm diameter mold.
  • Pour half of the dough, place half of the cherries then pour in the rest of the dough and decorate with the remaining cherries and slivered almonds.
  • Bake for about 45-50 minutes (check doneness with a wooden pick).
  • Let cool on a rack then unmold.


Store at room temperature in an airtight container or under a bell for about 3 days.
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March 23, 2021



  1. Reply


    24th June 2018

    How I envy your beautiful fondant !!!

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    Camille Von C.

    26th June 2018

    I did it last night… a treat !! Melting and delicious, with the fruity note of cherries.
    Truly this is the best food blog I have ever seen, kudos to you and I continue to test all of your delicious recipes while waiting for the news! ;)

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    July 11, 2018

    A delicious, easy dessert that everyone can enjoy with seasonal fruits. For my part, I made this cake with the first raspberries from the garden instead of the cherries. It cooked a little more but Really top and tender! With a scoop of vanilla ice cream it was perfect! Thank you for this recipe

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    13th October, 2018

    Good evening can I use frozen cherries?
    Because unfortunately this is no longer the season.
    Thank you in advance.

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      Lilie bakery

      16th October, 2018

      Hello, you can replace with seasonal fruits like pears (which work great with almonds). Or use frozen fruit but it's a shame;)

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    August 27, 2019

    Hello !
    Does the cake have to be kept cool or can it be left in the open air, and for how many days? :)

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    March 24, 2022

    I'm looking for the perfect base for my cherry almond entremet.
    Do you think this cake can be used for it? (that it can support a good layer of foam and possibly go into the freezer)
    thank you in advance

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      Lilie bakery

      March 25, 2022

      Hello Lisa, no I don't think it can be used as a dessert base: you need a soft cake, this one is not, it has a melting texture. Goodbye :)

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    26th January 2023

    Hello. Already I wanted to thank you for all the recipes published, they are at the top, I wanted to know if for this recipe I could replace the ricotta with Philadelphia please? thanks again

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      Lilie bakery

      30th January 2023

      Hello Anabela, the ricotta being wetter than the Philadelphia, the rendering will not be the same. I prefer to recommend that you save the ricotta. Goodbye :)


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