Friday, October 23, 2009

Did Someone Say "Cherry Buckle?"

Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated white sugar

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Cake Batter:

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/3 cup granulated white sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup milk


2 cans cherry pie filling (your favorite recipe)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter, or spray with a non-stick vegetable spray, an 9 x13 baking pan.

For the Streusel Topping: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugars, and ground cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside while you make the cake batter.

For the Cake Batter: In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture (in three additions), alternately with the milk (in two additions), and beat only until combined. Spread about 1/4 cup of batter into the bottom of the pan.

Place cherry pie filling on top of the batter and cover with about 1/3 cup of the streusel topping.

Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for about 25 - 30 minutes or until the streusel is browned and the filling starts to bubble. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.




Anonymous said...

Mmmmm. This looks divine!

Karen said...

Looks delish, I'm coming right over!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Karyn for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I also loved your recipe for your cherry streusel, I make a very similar one and also have used it for peaches, pears, apple and rhubarb. I actually made one the other day and am making one right now! They are delicious, however yours looks much better than mine, I wonder if I leave mine in the oven to long!!