Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daughter's baby shower was lovely and she received so many wonderful gifts. The food was all delicious. I spent a good part of the day today putting away all the catering goodies that I drug out to use. I kind of moved slowly knowing that this is my last full weekend at home for a while -- until the end of tax season to be exact. I start working 6 days a week this week. I'll miss my play time at home but I am so busy this time of year that it goes very quickly. After a nice long walk outside (an amazing January day in Nebraska), I enjoyed a leisurely coffee time this afternoon with a piece of the leftover coffee cake -- well, I ate about 2 bites of it and then was done....son came over helped me out with the rest of it :)

Sour Cherry Coffee Cake
(Printable Version)

Topping:
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more for dish
3/4 c all-purpose flour, plus more for dish
1/4 c granulated sugar
1/4 c packed light-brown sugar
1/4 c sliced almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Cake:
1-1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
8 Tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 c buttermilk
2 c fresh sour cherries, pitted (I used frozen)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter a 9-inch round baking dish (I am used a spring form pan so as to be able to display it on a cake plate), dust with flour, tap out excess. In a medium bowl, stir together butter, flour, sugars, almond slices, salt, and cinnamon. Set topping aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Working in alternating batches, add flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour. Beat until just combined. Pour into prepared dish, and smooth with an offset spatula. Dot top with cherries, and sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake until golden and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool before cutting.

21 comments:

  1. Laura Mosier said...:

    Sounds delish! I will have to try it. Love your blog!

  1. Shug said...:

    Could so use a piece of that cake right now! No sweets in 7 days for me...
    I know it is delicious...Sorry that your work schedule is going to be longer...Hopefully it will pass quickly!
    Have a great evening..

  1. You have the best looking food at your place!
    Brenda

  1. Kathleen said...:

    Glad the shower went well. I have some sour cherries, I will try it. I am not as strong as you, the bites will increase! :)

  1. dr momi said...:

    I have some canned sour cherries -- I think I'll try them in the recipe.

  1. Louise said...:

    Just printed your recipe as I have some frozen sour cherries in my freezer. Can't wait to try it.
    LOOKS YUMMY!!!!

  1. Sonia said...:

    Sounds Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

    Have a great week!

    God bless and keep you,
    Sonia

  1. The cake looks great Gail, I've bookmarked it to try later-thanks:@)

  1. Cathy said...:

    A slice of homemade coffee cake would go perfectly with the cup of coffee I just poured. A baby shower is such a happy occasion with all the anticipation of the event to come.

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I'll figure how to make this gluten free!!! Plus,this just looks tasty good with those cherries. Thanks for the recipe :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  1. Farmchick said...:

    Yum...sounds really, really great! Come on over and say hi. :)

  1. It looks delicious! Gosh I wish there was a "cookie and pie and coffee cake" diet! :-)

  1. Gail, it sounds delicious! You share the nicest recipes.

  1. Looks real good! I'm sure your family loves it!

  1. Debbie said...:

    Sounds delicious to me, and my husband would love it.

    I know others who work in the tax prep industry and how crazy busy it is for them this time of year. Hope the time goes swiftly and all goes well in the workplace.

    And now, I'm reminded that I'm supposed to be getting our tax stuff ready to take.

  1. Jane said...:

    That coffee cake looks and sounds yummy! Congrats to your daughter, too.

    Jane

  1. Wow, good luck with tax season! This looks like a delicious way to start a busy time of year. I love cherries in recipes like this. Sounds like the shower was a big success!

  1. Wow, I love cherries and this sounds soooo good. I think you should move to Oregon so that I can be the recipient of your love of cooking :)

  1. Are sour cherries not the most delicious things ever!? We had two trees - but they both died. The end. : -)

  1. I love anything with cherries; thank you so much for this recipe.

    And I love this blog, too.

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