Cherry Bakewell Cake

To distract myself from the house move, I decided I would make and share one of my favourite cake recipes ever, and serendipitously it is named after the village of Bakewell in the Peak District.

This Cherry Bakewell cake has a delicious (and simple to make) almond flavoured sponge, sandwiched together with cherry jam, and topped with plain icing.

Kilsby Village

Shortly after we moved to Northampton from Kent in 2011, I made a big discovery on my paternal line. I found out that the Greaves family lived in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire between 1800’s and 1500’s. I was going through a phase of questioning where “home” was for me. It made me feel more settled in Northamptonshire, knowing that my family lived here hundreds of years before me.