Friday, July 31, 2009

Cherry cake

Baked this beautiful cake past weekend with some leftover cherries from the farmers market.
Browsed a lot of recipes from the net and finally settled on the one from Joy of Baking.
I followed the recipe as given, but had to replace the sugar with brown sugar, as I realised that I ran out of white sugar, after beating the eggs.
But the cake baked beautifully and was delicious.I made this in the evening and the cake plate become empty by the time we had tea.
1 pound (454 grams) fresh cherries, pitted
1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup (150 grams) brown sugar
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted
butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup (80 ml) milk
1 teaspoon pure
vanilla extract
Zest of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
Butter and flour an 9 inch (23 cm) spring form pan and line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Rinse, dry, and pit all the cherries. Cut the cherries as desired.
Take about 1/4 (about 15) of the cherries (to be placed on the top of the cake during baking) and cut them in half.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl , beat the eggs and sugar until thick and lemon colored (about 3-5 minutes).
Add the melted butter, milk, vanilla, and lemon zest and beat just until incorporated.
Add the flour mixture and stir just until moistened. Gently fold in the whole pitted cherries.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with an offset spatula.
Bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven.
Quickly arrange the remaining cherries, cut side down, on the top of the cake.

Return the cake to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the cake portion comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool slightly.
Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of softly whipped cream.
Makes 8 - 10 servings.

Source : Joy of Baking


A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Absolutely delicious and a very beautiful picture.

Varunavi said...

Looks so delicious and nice pictures :)

*sangi* said...

How i missed this lovely blog Sumi!
cherry cake looks fabulous!
tnx for sharing...

Sumi said...

Thanks A 2 Z and Varunavi.
Sangi thanks for visiting my blog.

lata raja said...

What a lovely cake.. looks so yummy. Thanks for dropping that nice comment on my sambhar.

jayasri said...

lovely cake looks very delicious, this is my first time in your blog, you have a lovely blog with beautiful photos , i have a award in my blog for you, hoping that you would not have received it, if you have already got it, hearty congrats from me, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment too..will be back again soon

Ann said...

OMG!! what a lovely and fantastic recipe. Looks awesome I bet it tasted great too.

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