Cake for Cherry Times

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.

The cake turned out to be very light, fluffy, and intensely good-looking. The cherries were a great touch in it. I imagine it would be equally delicious with blueberries, also in season!


  1. I am sorry to hear that Shane is sick.. Hope he feels better now. I am sure this fabulous looking cake helps. (and chicken soup!) :)

  2. yes, he's much better now--the cake DID help...he has such a sweet tooth!