Cherry-Streusel Coffee Cake
This cake is a sweet addition to any breakfast or brunch menu. This recipe was first published in "Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook."
- Yield: Makes one 9-inch tube cake
Source: The Martha Stewart Show, February Winter 2007
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup frozen sour cherries, thawed and drained well
- 1 cup Streusel for Cherry-Streusel Coffee Cake
- Milk Glaze for Cherry-Streusel Coffee Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch tube pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning and ending with the flour. Beat until just combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
Spoon half the batter into prepared pan. Arrange cherries in a single layer on top (but not against the pan's edge, as cherries may stick or burn). Top with the remaining batter, and smooth with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with streusel.
Bake until cake is golden brown and springs back when touched, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cake cool on a wire rack set over a piece of parchment paper for 10 to 15 minutes. Run a knife around edges of cakes to loosen, and unmold. Let cool on rack.
Spoon glaze over top, letting it drip down sides. Let set for 5 minutes before serving. Cake can wrapped plastic and stored for up to 4 days.