Ida's Cherry Cake
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Serves: 6-8
An old-fashioned recipe for a simple cherry cake.
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1¾ cup unbleached white all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups pitted sweet dark cherries
  • powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet. Stir in milk, vanilla and almond extract.
  5. Butter a nine-inch square baking pan and line with the pitted cherries.
  6. Pour batter over the cherries and bake for 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar while cake is still warm.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at