We may have mentioned that we have ten pounds of sour cherries burning a hole in our fridge. We've been whittling away at them with weekend clafoutis, sour cherry pancakes and baked cherries with hazelnut crumble, but we were resolved to save the rest for a Big Project. Until, that is, we spotted this sour cherry coffee cake at Lottie + Doof.
We are big fans of Lottie + Doof; we enjoy Tim's writing and recipes so much. In fact, he even wrote a guest post for The Kitchn. So when we stumbled across this recipe for sour cherry coffee cake right before we had a guest due for dinner, we felt it was fate.
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)