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Thursday, June 17, 2010

RecipeReplica: Cherry-Cherry Cake

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Why am I calling this Cherry Cherry cake? There is Cherry in the middle and Cherry on the top. Ha Ha. This recipe was bookmarked sometime in the winter from Sumi's Kitchen. It was very distressing to wait until the cherries hit the store shelves Then it it did and I couldn't wait..Since my hubby's birthday came around the same time it was double the fun. This cake gets "centum" for looking great and tasting great. Go check out her lovely space for more exciting recipes. I love her Dates, Prunes and Walnut Bread and Baked Fennel-Flavored Salmon Bites. I have already tried the Salmon recipe many times and the bread is on the must-do list. Hey,Watch out. I am on the hunt and your blog might be next for my next edition of "RecipeReplica".
Ingredients:
  • Cherries - 60#s, halved and pitted.
  • King Arthur All Purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Butter - 1/2 cup (1 stick), melted
  • Whole Milk - 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
  • Lime/Lemon Zest - from 1 Lime/Lemon
  • Salt - a pinch
Tool:
  • 8 X 8 square pan or an 8" springform pan
Method:
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Grease the cake pan. Grease the parchment paper and place it on the bottom of the pan.Dust lightly with flour.
  • Set aside 15-20 good-looking cherry halves.Roughly chop the remaining cherries.
  • In a big bowl, add the eggs, butter, sugar,vanilla extract. Mix using an electric mixer until its thick for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add milk,lemon/lime zest, salt to the bowl.
  • In another bowl, sift the flour, baking powder. Add this along with the cherries to the egg mixture in batches and gently combine.
  • Transfer the batter to the pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Quickly arrange the saved cherry halves,cut side down on the top of the cake.
  • Bake for 15 more minutes or the top is golden brown.
  • Cool the cake on the cooling rack and serve at room temperature.
Makes 6-8 servings.

Notes:
  • Try substituting 1/2 cup APF with Whole Wheat flour for a dense version of this cake.
  • Push down the cherry chunks in the batter prior to baking so the top is reserved for cherry halves.
Enjoy!
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47 comments:

  1. delicious cake. the color itself is really attractive..good one

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  2. Lassie..That looks super da..Love to have the plate right now...We love cherries too..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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  3. Hi dear, i love this recipe, is really excellent! Thanks for your nice comment. Kisses

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  4. Yummy! All those cherries look so good. I have been eating a lot of cherries as is this season

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  5. A delicious coffee cake! So moist and beautifully presented.

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  6. Beautiful cake! It must taste amazing with all those fresh cherries in there.

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  7. Yummy cake lassie..Looks like one prepared by a pro..super !!!

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  8. parfait accompagné d'une bonne tasse de café
    bonne soirée

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  9. What a beautiful photo or such a lovely cake! It sure helps when you have good cherries. My family lives in Michigan and we were able to visit one year during the Cherry festival in Traverse City, MI. My sister has a cottage up there. It was the best! Great area for wine too. I miss getting good cherries, we don't get that much here in Florida!
    I'll save this recipe!

    Oh, I posted the photo that you requested. :D

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  10. Cherry cake looks fantastic and so delicious I am sure your DH must have loved it.

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  11. Great looking cake. And it's wonderful - I have another cherry recipe to try.

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  12. Cheery cake looks really yummy. Nice one.

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  13. Yummy Looking Cake lassie. I can not wait to try it out at my home as well. Will keep you posted as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. today I made some cherry cobbler and it was downright delicious. now again you have tempted me to make this one. increadible.

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  15. The cake has come out very well.
    I love the bright red colour of the cherries.Here its kind of meroonish..

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  16. I have been loving cherries lately, and especially love this because they are littered throughout the entire concoction! Total yum!

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  17. una vera delizia questa torta!!complimenti!ciao!

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  18. the color is so cute n attrative....visual treat...both ur cherry cakes hv come out so perfect....pass me tht slice.....

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  19. CL, love the cake and the name as well :)

    And love the new look too :)

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  20. Quel beau cake fruité!
    Avec les cerises il ne peut être que parfait! ;)
    Bisous & Bonne soirée

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  21. With those cherries, cake looks gorgeous and awesome, u have baked them prefectly, ur new template looks fabulous..

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  22. Hi,

    Thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Good Luck!

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  23. I am looking for ways to use the bounty of cherries we have right now and this cake is a wonderful option!

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  24. slurrrrrrrrrrrrp mouth watering and delicious cake

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  25. love the look of the cake...wish we cld taste it tooo...and love the new look of your blog!! great job CL

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  26. Thats a very beautiful cake....i too baked a cherry cake yday, but it is cherry crumble cake.....so yummy!!!!it is similra ro urs but with crumb on top...find it at mowielicious.com

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  27. That is a great slice of relish.... That was a pleasing wait after your last post, where just your family got to savor it.... Very very tempting....

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  28. this is one pretty cake....lovely..

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  29. Beautiful cake and apt for the season.. yummy !!! And nice recipe too.. I have some more cherries will surely try it out.

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  30. Lovely cherry dessert; the kind I would finish in an hour. Thank you for the link to my audition. You're the best!

    xo

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  31. Wow!!! beautiful bake. Looks at those cherries...yummy !!!

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  32. Love cherries, we stopped buying it last summer thinking that was causing food allergy in Vasanth. But it turned out something else. I can't stop looking at those pics.

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  33. Lovely! The cherries look beautiful- a perfect summery cake! And you changed your blog layout! Looks wonderful and bright!

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  34. this is gorgeous! and just in time for all the fresh cherries that are arriving at the super market.

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  35. I loved the cherry cake.
    Good collection of recipes...will try out some Continental recipes from your blog.
    Visited for the first time today..will visit again leisurely.
    take time to see my blog sometime

    http://www.foodmazaa.blogspot.com

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  36. well well, not only are you a great cook, but a very skilled photographer! Nicely done!

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