This has been the summer of baking with fruit here in the BoB kitchen. Between our CSA and local markets, I have had so much fruit that I feel like I just have to keep baking!
I spotted some gorgeous cherries at our neighborhood market and just couldn’t resist. I had bookmarked a few cherry recipes at the beginning of the summer in anticipation of fresh cherries. So, I rifled through my saved recipes and decided to bake this simple cake.
This is a nice and sturdy cake that’s quite up to the task of holding up all those cherries. There’s no need to press the cherries into the batter. They will sink a bit and the cake will also rise around them.
I added some sliced almonds because, well, I really like cherries and almonds together. You can toast the almonds a bit before you put them on the cake, but I let them just get a little toasty as the cake baked.
This cake is a study in subtlety. It’s thin and a bit delicate, and it’s full of lovely flavors that aren’t too bold. This is not a cake that will overwhelm you. It’s an excellent choice for a summer dessert or a snack. Top with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.
6 Comments on “Cherry Almond Sheet Cake”
This sounds so simple and delicious!! Lovely recipe!
So yummy! This looks amazing – love love love cherries and almonds!
I know we don’t know each other but you instantly just became my best friend! Sheet cake happens to be my favorite type of cake. This looks divine! I seriously can’t wait to try this!
The cake would be a great dessert for a group get together. Just light enough, sweet and crunchy enough to satisfy the masses…besides being easy to transport after cutting in portions. Jennifer, your style of writing, the words you choose to write your posts are just perfect for what I look for in a food blog post…oh, of course the recipes fit my tastes to a T.
I love cherries. I posted a Fresh Cherry Quick Bread on Sunday. I’ll have to try your recipe too.
I’ve been LOVING all your fruit-filled recipes! So inspirational. And this cake is no exception. Almond and cherries are a perfect pair!