Cherry cake is a traditional British cake. The cake consists of glacé cherries evenly suspended within a Madeira sponge. Glacé cherries are used because the moisture within fresh cherries causes them to sink to the bottom of any cake, ruining the cake's form. The cherries are usually halved or quartered, then washed and floured to help prevent sinking.
Cakes with cherries inside them are found in many other cuisines.
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