Monday, July 26, 2010

Gluten Free Cherry Crumble Cake


I needed cake today. That's all. I LOVE cherries and always keep a can of my favorite Oregon Tart Cherries in the pantry. When I found this recipe, I loved the combination of the streusel crumble topping with the moist cherry cake. Of course it is not written for Gluten Free, but it called for 2 eggs and sour cream which means it will translate very well to GF. Moist=good. I need a separate post to introduce MY NEW GLUTEN FREE ALL PURPOSE FLOUR DISCOVERY, but I'll tell you now, her name is Jules and she is my hero. This flour is ridiculously good. I might even have to say good bye to Better Batter. It looks different, feels different and bakes LIKE THE REAL DEAL, people. More on Jules later, I promise.


Here we are cooling off, and don't think those crumble bits dripping over the edge stayed there long. MMmmmmmm, or so Maddie told me. This cake could also be a tasty coffee cake for a brunch with the streusel topping. Maybe a different fruit? Peaches? I'm rambling. Enjoy!

Recipe for GF Cherry Crumble Cake

CAKE:
6 T. Butter-softened
3/4 Cups Sugar
2 Lg. Eggs
1 1/2 t. Vanilla Extract
1/2 t. Almond Extract
3/4 Cups Sour Cream
1 1/2 Cups [All purpose GF flour of choice, or regular flour)
1 t. Baking Powder
1/4 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Salt
1 Cup Cherries tossed with 2 T. flour

Topping
6 T. Butter-softened
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup GF Flour
1 t. Cinnamon
1/4 t. Nutmeg
1/8 t. Salt

Directions: (Preheat to 350)

Cream
Butter and Sugar for cake and mix in eggs one at a time until smooth.

Mix vanilla and almond extracts and sour cream into butter mixture.

Whisk
In a separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients

Mix dry into wet until JUST blended.

Fold in cherries coated in flour with a spoon.

Spread into a greased 9" cake pan. (I like to put parchment paper in the bottom for a clean slice)

For Topping: Mix all ingredients with a pastry blender and using fingers, crumble the mixture on top of the cake.

Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!


2 comments:

Crissie said...

Please move to my house and bake for me every day.

Lindzee said...

Looks so amazing!!