Jun 26, 2009

Cherry cake

My childhood's dessert. This recipe comes courtesy of my mom. My mom the greatest cook I know. A cook that cooks without a recipe or quantities and everything comes out amazing.
I tried many recipes over the years, but always come back to this one. Maybe it's just the taste of my childhood or maybe, it's just that GOOD.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream (8 oz)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups of pitted and halved cherries ( approximately)
Icing sugar for dusting (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a 13x9x2 inches baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder,baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer for about 40 seconds, add the sugar and mix until very well combined. Beat in eggs 1 by 1 mixing well after each addition. Add the sour cream and vanilla mix well.

Stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon or a spatula. Mix just until combined do not over mix .

Pour the batter in the prepared pan and arrange the halved pitted cherries cut side down on top of the batter pressing just a little to fix them well in the spot.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in preheated oven or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool in the pan on the rack for 15 minutes, take out using the parchment paper, cut into squares when completely cold. Dust with icing sugar if desired .



janet said...

That looks wonderful! Cherries are my favorite fruit, now I have to make this! Thanks.

Laura said...

Thanks Janet. My son Cass just had the last 3 pieces for breakfast.
Let me know if you make it how it came out.

North Babe said...

Look so yummy. The instructions seems pretty simple a well, I am going to make it in one of these Sundays.

Laura said...

Thanks North Babe. It is very simple and fast, and also is yummy.

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