Cherry Almond Cake/Loaf

Cherry Almond Cake

Sometimes I crave sweets, and even though I’m definitely more of a savoury snack kind of gal, sometimes the sweet tooth needs to be satisfied. I recently purchased a bag of frozen cherries, and was intending to use them for smoothies, but I do love the tartness of cranberries in cakes, so why not cherries; I thought. Here is a recipe for a super quick cake or loaf, that is not too sweet but totally satisfies the sweet snack craving.

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Easy Cherry Almond Cake

Ingredients:
⅓ cup orange juice [juice of one orange]

1 tbsp grated orange zest from 1 large orange

⅔ cup buttermilk

6tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing pans

1 large egg, beaten lightly

2 cup all purpose flour and 1 cup whole whet flour [or you can use 2 cups all purpose flour]

1 cup sugar

1/2 tsp almond extract or vanilla extract

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup frozen or fresh pitted cherries cut in half, [if using frozen, defrost in colander]

½ cup almond slivers or slices

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a round 9″ cake pan and line the bottom with some parchment paper or grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Stir the orange juice, orange zest, buttermilk, melted butter, and egg in a small bowl or measuring cup.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir the orange liquid mixture into the dry mixture. Stir in the cherries and almonds.

Bake for 35 mins or until done when tested with a skewer.

Cherry Almond Cake/Loaf

Cherry Almond Cake/Loaf

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