This is a good basic coffee cake recipe. It comes together just like a cake: cream the butter and sugar, mix in the dry ingredients, and bake with a streusel on top. The sweet batter was a great complement to the tart, juicy cherries, and the cake's crumb and texture turned out tender, moist, and soft. The streusel was everything a streusel should be: crisp and sugary. We did punch up the spices a little, adding a flurry of nutmeg and an extra pinch of cinnamon.
Great recipe! If you are so lucky as to have some cherries or even cranberries, strawberries, or blueberries around, give this one a try. It would make a lovely weekend breakfast.
• Get the recipe: Sour Cherry Coffee Cake at Lottie + Doof
(Images: Faith Durand)