A few weeks ago I ran across this buttermilk cake on this blog, and I thought the cake looked spectacular and easy to make. Yesterday we bought 3 bags of cherries and thought, why not today? I bought buttermilk for the first time too--it is a weird substance. Since my husband was sick, I thought I'd do something nice for him (I made him chicken soup from scratch too!). The cake recipe is here.
I reduced the sugar a bit, since I'm not too fond of overly sweet cakes. And I added a whole loadful of cherries. Here it is before it went into the oven.
And out of the oven it comes. I like how brown it got and how much it seemed to have risen. The sugar on top gave it a nice, crackly crunch.