Cherries have a natural affinity with almonds; here they unite in a delicious upside-down cake.

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Ingredients

Topping
Cake

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To make topping: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray. Toss cherries with sugar, kirsch (or brandy) and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Spoon into the prepared pan, arranging the cherries in a single layer; set aside.

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  • To make cake: Combine flour, almonds, baking powder and salt in a food processor or blender; process until the almonds are ground to a fine meal.

  • Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup sugar, continuing until stiff and glossy. Beat whole eggs and the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a separate mixing bowl with an electric mixer until thickened and pale, about 5 minutes. Blend in vanilla.

  • Whisk one-quarter of the beaten egg whites into the whole-egg mixture. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over the top and fold with a rubber spatula until just blended. Fold in the remaining beaten whites, then the remaining flour mixture.

  • Spread the batter over the cherries in the prepared pan and bake until the top springs back when touched lightly and a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then invert onto a cake plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tips

Tip: To toast whole nuts: Spread nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

177.3 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 30.1g 10% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 1.4g 5% DV; sugars 20.2g; fat 3.8g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterol 37.2mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 306.4IU 6% DV; vitamin c 1.2mg 2% DV; folate 33.1mcg 8% DV; calcium 38.1mg 4% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 18.1mg 7% DV; potassium 137mg 4% DV; sodium 147.3mg 6% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

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So yummy and easy to make! Read More