This is a cake that my mum used to make for me when I was little. It was a recipe from her mother, Granny Mac, another wonderful baker who passed on her gift to my mum. I absolutely adore cherry cake. Glacé cherries are one of those ingredients that you either love or hate; there is no room for in-between emotion.

I think that there’s something very comforting and heart-warming about cherry cake. I always try to use natural glacé cherries, which have a darker, more real-life colour than the bright red ones.