Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C / gas mark 6.
Step 2: Grease the bundt tin well
Step 3: Beat the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy.
Step 4: Mix in the lemon zest and eggs one at a time.
Step 5: Sift the flour and baking powder together and gently fold into the batter.
Step 6: Put half the mixture into the bundt tin and place half the cherries into the batter then cover with strips of thinly rolled marzipan.
Step 7: Put the rest of the batter on top of the marzipan and add the remaining cherries.
Step 8: Use the back of a spoon to lightly push the cherries in the batter and smooth the batter over the top.
Step 9: Bake in the middle shelf of the oven for approximately 60 – 110 minutes or until the centre springs back to touch. Cover with tin foil if the top of the cake starts to colour quickly.
Step 10: Allow to cool slightly before removing from the tin. Let the cake cool completely before decorating.