Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cherry Coffee Cake

This comes from Coleen's Recipes.  It is one delicious cake.  I had never used tart pie cherries before and I have discovered that I love them.  This is a great after dinner cake to have with coffee and goes well with some whipped cream or ice cream on the side too.  You don't remove this cake from the pan so Coleen suggested (and I agree!) to use a nice looking pan.  I will HAVE to make this again soon. Easy and delicious.......

I'm home from work today and I'm sooo glad about that.  You know that feeling when you just need a break from work?  I have been feeling it big time here.  My youngest son is also home from school today and if any of you mom's out there have sons I would say 12 years and older, I'm sure you know that Modern Warfare 3 was released today....So you all know what my son is doing!  If you don't know what Modern Warfare 3 is consider yourself lucky.  All I've been hearing all day are gunshots.....is it bedtime yet????


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Put all of the above ingredients into an electric mixer and beat on high 2 minutes.  Spread evenly into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside.

2 (14 oz) cans pitted tart pie cherries (save the juice) DO NOT USE CHERRY PIE FILLING
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup reserved juice from pie cherries
1/2 tsp almond extract

Drain cherries, saving the juice.  Arrange cherries on top of the cake batter.  Sprinkle  1/2 cup of sugar over the cherries. Set aside.  Heat 1 1/4 cup of reserved cherry juice and almond extract until it simmers and then very gently spoon over the cherries and batter.  Bake in oven  35-45 minutes.  Do not remove cake from pan.  Slice from pan when still slightly warm and serve by itself or with some whipped cream or ice cream.

17 comments:

Cassie said...

What a gorgeous, delicious cake! The Modern Warfare-type games are still years in my future, but I can't say I'm exactly looking forward to them! :)

Coleen said...

I'm glad you liked the cake, it really is great and reheats well. What a great photo!!

Catherine said...

Dear Debbie, You made me smile reading about your son. This cake looks so delicious and festive for the holidays. Just the right colors for Christmas. Coleen has a very nice blog with good recipes. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings, Catherine xo

Katherine Aucoin said...

I'm not a huge cherry fan but my eyes did catch your previous post with the banana creme cake and oh my goodness! It looks like heaven on a plate.

teresa said...

i don't bake with cherries near enough, this looks wonderful!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! Such a delicious after dinner sweet treat :)

Joanne said...

I love the combination of tart and sweet! This looks like an awesome cake! I'm sorry about those gunshots...makes me grateful I don't have any kids!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

This looks delicious. I am fan of cherries. If you have a moment, would you link this to Bake with Bizzy?

Mary said...

This tart sweet combination is really hard to beat. I know that I'd love it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

Delish! I love all these cakes you make.

Nisrine said...

It looks gorgeous and moist. I love bakking with cherries.

Reeni said...

I never used the tart cherries either! This cake looks incredible! The stress eater in me would take a bite of cake every time I heard a shot...

garlutti said...

Hello Debbie.... I love to learn different recipes from around the world ... so I sign up to follow .. I invite you to share mine and my blog .. greetings from Vigo SPAIN Marimi

Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

I just found your blog and I have signed up to follow it. I love your creative recipes, and I can't wait to see what you will post next!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

Lynda said...

I love tart cherries, so this cake looks especially good!

Pam said...

It looks heavenly!