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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Cherry Upside Down Cake with Almond Whipped Cream

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This Cherry Upside Down Cake is the perfect way to welcome cherry season! With a tender crumbed sour cream and butter cake, it's especially delicious warm! #cherries #cake #upsidedowncake #SummerDesserts

With a tender crumb butter and sour cream cake, this Cherry Upside Down Cake is the perfect way to welcome cherry season! It's especially delicious warm! #cherries #cake #upsidedowncake #SummerDesserts

I have been waiting almost a year to share this with y'all! I wanted to share this Cherry upside Down Cake with Almond Whipped Cream last year, but my pictures were awful. I was too embarrassed to share them with y'all. I didn't have the opportunity to re-take the pictures .... so I waited. Patiently. 

With a tender crumb butter and sour cream cake, this Cherry Upside Down Cake is the perfect way to welcome cherry season! It's especially delicious warm! #cherries #cake #upsidedowncake #SummerDesserts

Needless to say, photography has been a huge learning curve for me. I seriously underestimated its importance when I first started blogging. I didn't try to style my food, I didn't pay attention to lighting .... and it showed. Along the way, I learned a few things and started to actually try to take decent pictures. If you look back at my old pictures, you can see where I kinda started figuring out the importance of light - because all of my pictures are taken outside. No joke. At that point, it was literally whatever food I was photographing, plopped on a plate. *sigh* I had (and still have!) so much to learn! I don't think learning ever ends, does it?!

I am so much happier with the pictures of this awesome cake! I'm not at all embarrassed to share these with you! :)

This is similar, but different - obviously! - to a pineapple upside down cake. I love them both equally! If you're looking for a Summer dessert that impresses - definitely give this one a try!! It's as good as it looks and sounds! :)

With a tender crumb butter and sour cream cake, this Cherry Upside Down Cake is the perfect way to welcome cherry season! It's especially delicious warm! #cherries #cake #upsidedowncake #SummerDesserts



Cherry Upside Down Cake with Almond Whipped Cream
Printable recipe
Yield: 12-15 servings

For the cake:
1½ lb. red cherries, pitted
¼ cup (½ stick) butter
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ tsp. almond extract
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup sour cream

For the whipped cream:
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
½ tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-Inch Round Pan and set aside. 

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar and microwave an additional 60 seconds. Mix well and pour over the bottom of the prepared cake pan. Top with the cherries, in a single layer. 

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a separate medium bowl, beat the butter with the almond extract with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in the sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high and continue to beat until light and fluffy - about 4-5 minutes.

Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low speed, add half of the flour mixture and mix just until combined. Add the sour cream and mix just until combined. Add the remaining flour mixture beating just until smooth. The batter will be thick. Gently spread the cake batter over the top of the cherries with a spatula.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and the cake tests clean when a toothpick is inserted near the center. 

Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the perimeter of the pan. Cover the cake pan with a cake platter and invert so the cake is on the platter. If any cherries have stuck to the pan, replace them on top of the cake. 

To make the almond whipped cream, beat all of the whipped cream ingredients in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form. Serve the warm cake with dollops of the whipped cream. Refrigerate any leftovers. 



If you don't have a 10-in round cake pan, this is the pan I use!

With a tender crumb butter and sour cream cake, this Cherry Upside Down Cake is the perfect way to welcome cherry season! It's especially delicious warm! #cherries #cake #upsidedowncake #SummerDesserts

This Cherry Upside Down Cake with Almond Whipped Cream is the perfect way to end a Summer dinner.
Why not make one soon?

With a tender crumb butter and sour cream cake, this Cherry Upside Down Cake is the perfect way to welcome cherry season! It's especially delicious warm! #cherries #cake #upsidedowncake #SummerDesserts

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18 comments:

  1. This cake looks really amazing! And I love the photos!

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  2. Two of my favorite flavors, Jamie...and the photos are gorgeous!

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  3. Wow - I absolutely LOVE cherries, Jamie, and this cake looks beyond amazing! Pinned and sharing! Have a day as fabulous as this cake (oh and can send me a slice? ;)

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  4. Your photos have changed so dramatically and are just gorgeous, Jamie! You really captured the beauty and deliciousness of this cake....it looks amazing!!

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  5. Your cake looks delicious, and your photos are fantastic! I know how you feel though, I have serious photography insecurity. It's getting better, but I'm still learning. I think it's the hardest part of food-blogging. Love yours!
    ~stopping by from Create It Thursday

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  6. Love cherries. Look looks delicious! Pinned.

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  7. Love this cake Jamie! I'm with you on the photography thing. I had no idea what I was doing back in the day - I'm still learning. This is a great picture and thanks for sharing!!

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  8. This looks amazing! And the photos are beautiful!

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  9. You take gorgeous photos Jamie! No, we never stop learning. Just when we think we have it figured out, something new comes out. I have been slowly trying to go back and redo my original photos, but it might take 5 years to complete that task, LOL

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  10. Beautiful pictures! And this sounds delicious. I'm pinning it for sure! :)

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  11. I really want to go buy some more cherries just to make this cake! It reminds me of one I did last fall with cranberries.
    I am not a food blogger or photographer, but I enjoy this blog and she posts photo tips that I find interesting even though I don't use the information. http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2014/7/8/16-food-photography-tips-tutorials.html

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  12. Mmm, I love cherries! This cake looks fantastic and the pictures make me want to eat it right now!
    Over The Apple Tree

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  13. Lovely, beautiful photos Jamie. You did Good!!!!. I love this cherry cake, which I must give a try. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Party. Pinned/shared.

    Look forward to seeing you again soon,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

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  14. I must live under a rock, I never heard of cherry upside down cake but I love the idea. Cherries are at peak season here in NY cant wait to try this. Pinned.

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  15. Your Cherry Upside Down Cake with Almond looks fabulous, we will love this cake! Hope you are have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  16. Beautiful pictures, Jamie! I have always loved your recipes, but the new styling of shots makes the food look so much more enticing. Thanks for being such a loyal "linker" to my parties!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  17. Your recipe is being featured on Foodie Friday today. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week too.

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  18. This is my first time visiting your blog! Your beautiful upside down cake drew me here! So nice to meet you, I will be following!

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I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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