Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dried Cherry Cake

I recently came across two huge bags of dried cherries. We have been eating them as fruit snacks, putting them in pancakes, eating nothing but cherries. I recently came across this recipe for dried cherry cake. It's more like a coffee cake as there is no frosting and it is a bit more dense. It's topped with sugar but I think it would be good with a powdered sugar glaze. I made it in a 9x13 but you could do it in a cake round too.  Here's how I made it.

Dried Cherry Cake

1 cup dried cherries
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar
8 oz of flavored or plain yogurt (or sour cream)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water (pour a little in  at a time)
chopped almonds (optional)
2 TBSP sugar for topping

Firstly boil 2 cups water and cover the cherries with it for 20 minutes. Drain the cherries and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl mix the dry ingredients and then add the yogurt, vanilla, egg, and  oil. If the batter is too thick start adding water about 1/4 cup at a time. You want the consistency of cake batter. Fold in the cherries with a spatula.  Even out the batter in the pan, sprinkle with sugar and almonds, and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.

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