Monday, July 15, 2019

Cherry Crumb Cake with Almond Crumb Topping

My plan was to bake today, even though, as you all know, I am not much of a baker. My plan was not that my air-conditioner go out. But still, with a bag of ripening cherries, the baking must go on!

I made use of a recipe from the Bake from Scratch website, adding my own crumb topping. For me, it’s all about the crumb topping, so I want a lot of it, and I want it to be flavorful. Brunch, lunch, dinner, or late night snack, you’re going to love this delicious crumb cake.
Cherry Crumb Cake
Adapted from Bake from Scratch

½ cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup buttermilk
1 pound
Melissa’s Bing cherries, stemmed and pitted
Almond Crumb Topping (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a
9” springform pan with Baker’s Joy (or grease and flour), covering thoroughly; set aside.

In the work bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, beat just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing top. Top with an even layer of cherries, sprinkle crumb topping over all.

Bake until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing. Let cool on a wire rack. Cover and store at room temperature for up to two days or refrigerate for up to six days.

Almond Crumb Topping

1½ cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter, melted
½ cup slivered almonds
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract

Combine all ingredients in a food processor, pulsing until mixture is crumbly.

Fruit-filled coffee cake lovers will also enjoy this Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.

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Linda said...

Sorry your AC went out. This looks worth the time and effort though. Crumb topping, almond flavor, and cherries = yum!

judee said...

for me its about the cherries1 Yum..