Fresh Cherry Crumb Cake

Fresh Cherry Crumb Cake
Fresh Cherry Crumb Cake. Diana Rattray
    65 mins

This fresh cherry crumb cake is topped with a delicious, lightly spiced buttery brown sugar crumb topping. If you have fresh cherries, this is an excellent choice. Or try this fresh cherry cobbler or sweet cherry jam.

Serve this cherry cake with a scoop of ice cream for an extra-special dessert.

What You'll Need

  • Cake
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pitted fresh cherries, tossed with 2 tablespoons flour
  • Topping
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream 6 tablespoons of butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract, almond extract, and sour cream until blended.
  3. In another bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter just until blended. Fold in cherries. Spoon into the prepared baking pan.
  1. Combine 6 tablespoons of butter with 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 3/4 cup flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pecans. Mix well. With fingers, crumble the streusel mixture evenly over the cake batter.
  2. Bake the cake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

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