Friday, January 28, 2011

Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake

I made this coffee cake yesterday to take to a neighbor as a couple other neighbors and I got together to provide a meal for this family.  I saw this Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake at Mommy's Kitchen and thought it looked like something that would be good for giving away as well tasty.  It was!  Normally I don’t use cake mix very often, but when they are on sale for a great price, I do stock up on a few for our storage.  This cake uses a white cake mix and I just happened to have one and some cherries, which is also why I decided to make this.


The recipe is made in a 9x13 pan, but there are only three people in our neighbor’s family, so I knew I could easily make this in two 8x8 square pans.  And I knew my guys would probably like it since they love cherries.  I was right.  I don’t really know if the neighbors liked the cake, but it’s getting eaten here!

Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake, adapted by Katrina, Baking and Boys! from Mommy's Kitchen

1 – 18 oz. package white cake mix

8 oz. light sour cream

3 large eggs

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 – 20 oz. can cherry pie filling

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray two 8x8 inch baking pan or a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray (or line with non stick foil).  Mix together the sour cream, eggs, water and almond extract. Combine with the cake mix and mix until smooth.  Spread mixture into baking dish and spoon the pie filling over the batter.  Make sure to swirl the pie filling throughout the batter. If not the pie filling will settle in the middle.Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack until room temperature.

Simple Icing:

1  1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

2 tablespoons milk

Stir the extract and milk into the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.  May need a bit more milk until the icing is desired consistency.  Drizzle over the cooled cake.  Sprinkle sliced almonds over the icing.

Sour Cream Cherry Coffee Cake 1-27-11This was definitely an easy dessert to make and share with others.  Give it a try next time you’re in need of a quick dessert.


Lisa said...

That sounds really good. I bet that sour cream adds a nice flavor to it and makes it moist.

Phyllis said...

That really looks good. I like your adaptions.

Unknown said...

Pretty cake, love the topping and general look! Happy weekend

Baked Perfection said...

Hi Katrina,

Your cake looks great. I made a similar cake recently and found the cake got really soggy the next day from the pie filling. Did that happen to yours?


Leslie said...

What a deliciously simple recipe!

Lisa Ernst said...

This looks good, and would be a fun alternative to a chocolate treat, but right now I've got truffle filled CCCs on my mind. Thanks to your successful experiment, I'm going to make truffles, get them cold and stuff them. :-)

Katrina said...

Risa--I don't find it soggy really at all. Some places where there is more cherries, it is a little more "wet", but not really soggy. Maybe just make sure it's swirled around the batter well enough.

Stephanie said...

I was just looking at the cherries I had in the fridge and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. This would be perfect!

ann said...

This looks really wonderful. I love the ease of the cake mix.

Christina @ Still Lucky said...

A slice of that would be a perfect way to start off a weekend. Thanks for sharing. :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

That does look good- easy too! :)

Anonymous said...

I sure wish the hubs liked coffee cake, i should make it anyway, i am sure he will eat it. He usually says he doesn't like something then when I make it he begs for more. LOL

Amanda said...

This really looks good. I love anything with cherries, I will have to add this to my list!

Cecily Priscilla Wetter said...

Mmm, that sounds and looks amazing! I've been looking for a good coffee cake recipe lately, so I’m definitely going to be trying this one! :)Gotta love anything with cherry pie filling! lol :)

kImberly at mimicharmante said...

This looks absolutely divine!!! I too have four boys and love to bake - keep it up girlfriend!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I've never made coffee cake with a cake mix base--sounds even better than the other recipes I've tried and saves a few steps! :-)

Unknown said...

This looks wonderful! Thanks for posting the recipe. I'll have to try making this soon. I'm a cherry lover!!!