This is a Czech cake. It is light, easy to make and studded with fruit.

Serves 10


  • 150g butter at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 400g cherries or blueberries (or other fruit)


Preheat the oven to 180C
Line a deep baking dish with baking paper
Cream together the butter and sugar (with a whisk)
Gradually add the egg yolks followed by the flour and zest
Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks and fold into the egg yolk mixture with the baking powder
Pour the mixture into the lined baking dish and scatter with the cherries
Bake for 30 minutes until golden on the top and a skewer comes out clean