Cherry Almond Cake
If you have a ton of cherries, and you know I do.
If you like to bake easy cakes, and you know I do.
Then this recipe is for you!
The original version is a strawberry cake from Martha Stewart, which I saw on Jen's site, which her daughter expertly made last weekend.
Why not substitute blueberries or cherries?
I added sliced almonds to the top of the cake and baked it in a tart pan with a removable bottom.
This had the 2 "E" seal of approval. Easy & Excellent.
We loved this simple cake, and so did everyone who tried it.
Martha Stewart's Strawberry Cake made w/ CHERRIES & almonds!: (by way of NJ Epicurean & loosely adapted from Martha)
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Sift dry ingredients together and set aside.
1 cup pitted cherries
1/4 cup sliced almonds for the top
6 tbsp melted butter
1 cup of sugar (plus 2 tbsp sugar for the top)
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mix together the last 5 ingredients until pale yellow and add to the flour mixture.
Brush a pie plate or tart pan with olive oil (or butter) and pour batter into prepared pan.
Arrange cherries and sliced almonds on top of cake, pressing the cherries into the batter. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar on the cake.
Bake in a 350F oven for 35-45 minutes until top is golden.
Cool in the pan 15 minutes before removing.