Cherry & Almond Pancake Cake

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / February 23, 2014

function printContent(id){
str=document.getElementById(id).innerHTML
newwin=window.open(”,’printwin’,’left=100,top=100,width=822,height=600′)
newwin.document.write(‘nn’)
newwin.document.write(‘Print Pagen’)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.write(‘function chkstate(){n’)
newwin.document.write(‘if(document.readyState==”complete”){n’)
newwin.document.write(‘window.close()n’)
newwin.document.write(‘}n’)
newwin.document.write(‘else{n’)
newwin.document.write(‘setTimeout(“chkstate()”,2000)n’)
newwin.document.write(‘}n’)
newwin.document.write(‘}n’)
newwin.document.write(‘function print_win(){n’)
newwin.document.write(‘window.print();n’)
newwin.document.write(‘chkstate();n’)
newwin.document.write(‘}n’)
newwin.document.write(‘$(document).ready(function(){ $(“iframe”).remove();}) n’)
newwin.document.write(‘$(document).ready(function(){ $(“#contactInfo”).remove();}) n’)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.write(str)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.write(‘n’)
newwin.document.close()
}

I know I do not normally post on a Sunday but yesterday Arsenal were playing and it took all of my attention so I am doing yesterday’s post today. I have to say that Arsenal are becoming too much of a worry for me at the moment, I seem to be having a really bad nights sleep before a game and the stress is getting to me. I am sorry to say that I am actually looking forward to the end of the season.

I have also been having a think today about where this blog is going. When I started it I never intended for it to be only a food blog and to have a decent amount of other things on it but I seem to have got obsesses with creating recipes. I still feel the same way though and am going to try and bring some more yoga and other health bits along for the ride. I might also bring some more of my knitting bits on to the blog which I have not done so far.

Ok, so on to the recipe for today. Basically it is only just over 2 weeks until shrove Tuesday or as it is commonly know, pancake day and this has led me to get working on pancake recipes. I have seen a few pancake cake recipes around and wanted to try making one. I then remembered that I had a lot of Cherry jam left over from My Cherry Fun in the summer where our cherry tree just produced an unbelievable number of cherries. Plus I already know that almonds go amazingly well with cherries and making almond cream would be something new to try and so we ended up with this recipe.

When making this I was really apprehensive and a little bit nervous, making pancakes without eggs was the first challenge, then it was getting it all together and was it going to taste ok. I don’t know what I was worried about, this is one of the nicest desserts I have made and stopping myself from eating it for breakfast has been a real challenge. It is sweet and sticky and gooey and just everything you want a dessert to be. It does take a bit of time to make this cake but it is worth it and would be the perfect centre piece for your evening meal on pancake day.

Just a quick word on pancakes, in the UK we use the word pancake for crepe but also for much thicker American style pancakes. In this recipe I have made very thin crepes which helps to keep it quite light.

About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

Leave a comment: