We buy a lot of our loose teas from The Tea Experience who are a local company. They stock the most unusual, delicious teas! A couple of weeks ago they kindly sent me some samples to try baking with. One of the samples that they sent was a Japanese Cherry Tea which has a lovely aroma and flavour which I knew it would go perfectly with almond.
That is how I created this cake.
7 - Place the tins in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 30 minutes
8 - Once thoroughly baked remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing from the tin and allowing to cool completely on a cooling rack
9 - Once completely cooled spread the jam on the base sponge
10 - Place the top sponge with the almond topping on the top
This cake is a deliciously light, moist cake. The almond combined with the Japanese Almond tea and cherry jam compliment each other perfectly.