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Warm Almond-Cherry Cake
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pie plate
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pie plate
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen cherries, thawed and dried
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate (4-cup capacity). Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in almond extract.
With mixer on low, blend in flour mixture (do not over-mix).
Transfer batter to prepared pie plate and scatter cherries and almonds on top.
Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Yield: about 6 servings
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