What a gorgeous, delicious Cherry Coffee Cake !


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

Put all of the above ingredients into an electric mixer and beat on high 2 minutes.  Spread evenly into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside.

2 (14 oz) cans pitted tart pie cherries (save the juice) DO NOT USE CHERRY PIE FILLING
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup reserved juice from pie cherries
1/2 tsp almond extract


Drain cherries, saving the juice.  Arrange cherries on top of the cake batter.  Sprinkle  1/2 cup of sugar over the cherries. Set aside.  Heat 1 1/4 cup of reserved cherry juice and almond extract until it simmers and then very gently spoon over the cherries and batter.  Bake in oven  35-45 minutes.  Do not remove cake from pan.  Slice from pan when still slightly warm and serve by itself or with some whipped cream or ice cream.

By @Mocha_Me.
Thanks for inspiring us!
You can see the recipe here: debbiesmochame.blogspot.com

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