Cherry Delicious Almond Cake

By Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Adapted from The Keenan Cookbook 

Cherry Delicious Almond Cake

Sour pie cherries are nestled in a sweet, moist, tender almond flavored cake and topped with sliced almonds.


  • 6 TBS unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tsp pure almond extract
  • 2 cups frozen, pitted, frozen pie cherries, thawed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1-2 TBS turbinado sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a non-stick 9" cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and the 1 cup of granulated sugar with an electric mixer on med speed until light and fluffy, about 3 - 5 minutes. Add in egg, buttermilk, and almond extract and mix with electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Sift in flour, baking powder, and salt into the wet mixture and with mixer on low, beat until combined and smooth.
  4. Pour batter into prepared cake pan and smooth out with spatula. Place thawed berries onto batter evenly and press down slightly.
  5. Sprinkle cake with almonds and then turbinado sugar Bake in oven for 50 -55 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch in the middle. (should be springy but not wet)
  6. Let cake cool on rack until just warm or cooled to room temperature. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

Yield: 1- 9" cake

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 55 mins.

Total time: 65 mins.

Tags: cake, almond, cherry, dessert, almonds, sour cherries