What do you do when life hands you cherries, I mean we know what to do when it hands us lemons, but no one ever mentioned cherries….sigh
Well, I made a cherry almond cake. How’s that sound?
I looked through my cookbooks for inspiration but didn’t really see anything that spoke to me. There were all types of cherry cakes, chocolate, sponge, layer, coffee, the list went on and on…but none from a source that I really trusted.
We all know that sometimes the cookbook recipes need to be tweaked, and even then the results aren’t always what we hoped for. I do have my few go-to baking books, that I swear by, but none of those had what I was looking for. So when I need to find a sure bet in baking, I turn to the one source I know I can always count on, The Joy of Baking.
I knew this was the perfect recipe to showcase those glorious little globes, the ground almonds would add texture and flavor to the cake, which would make those sweet cherries stand out even more!
The Cherry Almond Cake was actually pretty simple to make, the most time-consuming task was pitting the cherries, thank goodness I invested in that Oxo Cherry Pitter last year, it made quick work of the cherries!
I even lined the bottom of my springform pan with parchment this time, which made all the difference in just sliding the cake out of the pan. Little things make such a difference. Pick up a pack of parchment cake circles on Amazon, you’ll thank me later!
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I have made this cake three times now and it is a big hit every time. I have used thawed frozen cherries and it works great. I just pour off the extra juice before adding the cherries and drink it.
Thanks for letting me know John, and frozen cherries are a great alternative when fresh aren’t in season!
So far this is my wifes favorite cake. I have laso tried different fruits such as diced pineapple and even chopped strawberries (one pound).
The strawberry version tool a bit longer to cook, but tasted really good. It was gone in two days!
I like your basic cake formula, using melted butter. It makes things much easier.
Thanks for sharing!
Cherry Almond anything is right up my alley, this recipes sounds delicious and is one I will be making very, very soon!
Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings
I’m so excited to try this cake!!! I’ll be baking it this week…perhaps, I can soak the cherries in kirsch for a boozy version? Bookmarking this right now.
They are lovely! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Oh my, I cannot wait for cherries to be in season. (Mid July). This recipe is awesome and needs to be duplicated in my home. YUM!
Happy When Not Hungry
This cake looks amazing! I love the cherry and almond combo. Yum!
Elyse @The Cultural Dish
All these cherry posts are making me drool!