Saturday, 23 February 2013

Recipe: cherry coffee cake

I wasn't really a cake person.  While I alway want to have a little something with my tea, I've always found there are few cakes that are really moist and flavourful - in most (I admit) store-bought cakes, I always taste the flour and I'm not really interested in that.  This is basically why I started making my own, and after a first success with a nice lemon drizzle cake, I discovered an ingredient that guarantees a moist cake:  sour cream! (I've finally seen the light...).  Off I went in search of a great recipe, which I then simplified to the maximum possible (that's me!) 


Cherry coffee cake

adapted from Martha Stewart


125g unsalted butter,room temperature

250g all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 pinch salt

60g white sugar

60g demerrara sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

125g sour cream

125g sour cherries


Preheat oven at 180 degrees C.  Grease a 26x10cm cake tin. In a mixer, mix butter with the sugars.  Continue with half the flour, the salt, the sour cream, the vanilla extract, the baking powder and the remaining flour.  Scrape the sides so that the mixture is fluid.  Pour 3/4 of the mixture in the tin, and continue with the cherries.  Careful that they do touch the edges of the tin, or they'll stick.  Pour remaining mixture and bake for about 30 - 40 minutes.  This is such a moist, tasty cake that will please everyone at tea-time...




This post is my entry into Weekend Cooking, a weekly event hosted by Beth Fish Reads.








23 comments:

  1. awww...the sour cream won me over.

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    1. It was a revelation...

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  2. Cherry coffee cake sounds like heaven.

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    1. It was while it lasted...

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  3. This sounds delicious! I don't think I've ever used sour cream in cake, interesting...

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    1. Never be afraid to experiment!

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  4. Oh yay! The second fruity coffee cake of the weekend. One of my favorites. And the sour cream always makes such a moist cake.

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  5. This recipe sounds so unusual, I think I'm going to have to give it a go. I'm pinning it anyway.

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    1. Let me know how it goes!

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  6. I've learned that you can never go wrong with sour cream in a cake recipe! This looks delicious.

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    1. indeed you can't - thanks JoAnn!

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  7. This sounds fantastic! And I agree about the sour cream.

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  8. Cherries and sour cream! I'm in!

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    1. I know the feeling...

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  9. Ooooh, this looks delicious. I definitely see this at our house in the very near future.

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  10. This sounds something different... I will definitely try this soon... Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Great tip re the sour cream. It's only relatively recently that I realised that when people talked about coffee cake it didn't mean that coffee was an ingredient in it! Where I live a coffee cake is a coffee flavoured cake!

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  12. As others said, this looks fabulous. The cherries with the sour cream dough indeed sounds heavenly

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