This was excellent and very different than any coffee cake I have ever had. I
only made one change: I added about 1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind to the cherry
pie filling before baking. Many thanks for a delicious recipe.
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and extract. Mix to blend.
Sift dry ingredients. Add to above mixture alternately with sour cream until
Spoon 1/2 of batter into a greased and floured 12-inch tube pan.
Spread cherries evenly over batter.
Top with remaining batter.
Bake for 1 hour (or until done) at 350 degrees F.
Cool for 5 minutes, and transfer to plate.
Top with glaze and slivered almonds. To make the glaze, mix 3/4 cups powdered
sugar with 1 tablespoon almond extract and 1 tablespoon water.
Posted by Cookin' Dad at Recipe Goldmine 1/26/2002 7:52 am.