To make the best use of your time, prepare the deceptively delicious cherry sauce while the corn cake is baking. The cake is best served either warm or at room temperature, with the stewed cherries spooned over the top. Since frozen cherries are available year-round, you'll never need to wait for cherry season to enjoy this dessert.
Note: These recipes have been adapted from "The Babbo Cookbook" by Mario Batali. Photography by Christopher Hirsheimer. Copyright 2002 by Mario Batali. Photographs copyright 2002 by Christopher Hirsheimer. Reprinted by permission of Clarkson Potter.