Cheery Cherry Cake - side view

Cheery Cherry Cake

Cheery Cherry Cake - overhead view close up

Big, fat, juicy, ripe, black, Bing cherries put the cheer in this Cheery Cherry Cake. When you catch fruit at its peak there aren’t enough words to describe the pleasure for the palate.

Life is a bowl of cherries, you just have to remove the pits yourself if you don’t want to get stuck with them. Treat yourself to a good pitter, put an apron on and get your self out of the pits and into life’s bowl of cherries. You’ll have all the cherries you need to make this easy cake in no time flat. While the cherries are delectable, the cake is also a winner. Serve it still warm with a dab of whipped cream for the win.


Cheery Cherry Cake

Cheery Cherry Cake - overhead view

A summer cake if there ever was one. Cherry fans will love this double layer of fruit in a light cake with crispy golden edges. 

  • Author: Karen Anderson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 to 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 minute
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: Canadian



3/4 cup butter, softened plus a little extra to butter the cake pan

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 eggs

1½  teaspoons Kirsch liqueur

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1¾ cups unbleached all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

2 cups pitted, halved cherries

Whipped Cream

1 cup pitted whole cherries


Preheat the oven to 350 °F and butter a 10-inch springform pan. 

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and cream together on high until fluffy. 

Add in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating well between each addition. 

Add the Kirsch liqueur and Greek yogurt and beat on high until incorporated.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl and then add to the bowl of the stand mixer and beat on low until smooth.

Pour half the batter into the prepared springform pan and use a spatula to smooth to the outer edges of the pan. 

Place half the cherries on the top, spreading to cover the surface. Spread the remaining batter and arrange the remaining cherries, cut side up on the top. 

Place in the center of the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until the top is golden and the center is firm (when tested with a toothpick it should come out clean).

Remove from the oven and set on a rack to cool. 

Enjoy with the whipped cream and additional whole cherries on the side.

Tip: the cake is even more delicious if you serve it still a bit warm from the oven.


Keywords: cherry cake

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