Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cherry Crumb Cake & 2 D-LISH Giveaways!

I had no idea how much I loved cherry season until I moved to this area. Look at what I did today, I am so stoked on this because I am many things but a baker I am not... or maybe I am now...



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


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
Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
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.

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.

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.

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.

Serves 8 to 10. Enjoy!

Now down to business. There are a couple fab giveaways I am excited to let you in on...
  • Robin over at Threadbear Thoughts has this sweet pinapple necklace she brought back from Charleston just for the giveway! Go. Enter. ASAP!
  • Alya at Pomegranate and Patchouli is giving away some jeans, umm hello... do I even need to tell you to Go. Enter. ASAP?!?!

But before you do... leave me some blog lovin' because it brightens my day! I hope your Sunday Funday was full of laughter & happiness!


  1. "I baked" you are so cute! I'm going to make Gabby try this hahaha

    We must catch up. I like having my real life friends on the blogs :)

  2. oh GOD! this looks so yummy! i am smacking my lips and wishing it was ready-baked in front of me!

    and hope it heats up there soon. i wish i could send you 20 degrees of heat every single day -- i'd be THRILLED to get rid of it! :)

  3. Way to go on the cherry crumb cake lady! Looks delish and I don't even like cherry desserts.

  4. That sounds delish! I'll try this :)