Wonderful inexpensive and easy coffee cake to make from scratch. You can quickly mix up the batter using oil, sugar, eggs, flavoring, baking powder and flour. Layer the batter with the chopped cherries and top with a simple crumb topping. This wonderful recipe is a heirloom recipe that will become a staple in your recipe box and a yearly summer time treat. It makes a pleasant change from a doughnut or muffin with coffee.
Bing Cherry Coffee Cake
- 1/4 cup margarine or butter softened
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or vanilla
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups chopped bing cherries
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Prepare a 8 inch square baking pan with vegetable spray. A round cake pan or springform pan can be used.
In a small bowl mix margarine, flour and brown sugar using a fork until crumbly. Set aside. In a mixing bowl mix oil, sugar and eggs until blended. Add flavoring and flour, baking power and salt beat into a smooth batter. Place half of the batter in the bottom of the baking pan. Sprinkle all the cherries on the bottom layer. Spoon the rest of batter on top of the fruit evenly and sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Cool before serving.
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