An incredibly moist and yummy Cherry Crumb Cake made with fresh pitted cherries and topped with a creamy cinnamon crumb topping. So delicious and flavorful!
If yes, then my friend you are in for a treat!
A slice of this Cherry Crumb Cake and a cup of coffee is the perfect thing. In fact, this cake is perfect any time of the day! Due to its versatility with any meal or snack, crumb cakes are one of my favorites to make during the summer.
WONDERING WHAT IS A CRUMB CAKE?
Crumb cakes are an irresistible combination of delicious flavor and texture
- a sweet, crumbly top layer and a
- soft bottom layer bursting with fresh ﬂavor.
I love this contrast – a super moist cake followed by a dense crumb topping. Altogether a freshly-baked crumb cake is utterly delicious and tastes just like a coffee cake!
CHERRIES ARE IN SEASON!
Just like many fruits, cherries also ﬂourish during the summer months. Cherries have a sweet, delectable taste, with a subtle crunch.
Because of this quality, juicy red cherries can be combined with almost any recipe to provide a fresh amount of ﬂavors to the mix. So I took full advantage of this seasonal fruit and made the perfect Cherry crumb cake.
Not a cherry-lover, no worries.
Swap fresh cherries with any seasonal fruit of your choice – strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, or mangoes and enjoy!
NOW ONTO THE RECIPE!
- a crumb top and a
- soft bottom cake layer.
The crumb part of this recipe is made up of sugar, flour, butter, and spice and the cake part consist of soft and moist cake speckled with cherries.
The best part about the cake is that it doesn’t take too much work to make it. You only need simple ingredients to make the cake such as ﬂour, baking powder, cherries, sugar, eggs, etc.
I have added whole, pitted cherries to the batter. This way cherries add a variety of texture to the cake, and I love that moist and juicy flavor. You can slice the cherries if you like.
Combine the dry and wet ingredients until you have a thick batter. Gently fold in the cherries and pour this batter into a cake pan.
Layer with the crumb topping and put it into the oven for 50-60 minutes until the cake is fully baked.
Remove from oven allow it to cool, cut up into pieces and enjoy! This freshly-baked cake had such an inviting aroma that I couldn’t resist myself from stealing a bite, and it was ah-mazing!!
HOW TO MAKE A CRUMB TOPPING?
Have a look below at my crumb topping. The butter is all gooey and melted. I prefer melted butter over cold butter in my crumb topping.
Melted butter incorporates well into the flour-sugar mixture and when layered atop the cake, it bakes evenly and forms a thick crumb layer. The baked crumb layer adds a perfect crunch to this soft and moist cherry cake.
Not a crumb-lover, feel free to leave that out. Bake the cake layer as directed, drizzle a glaze on top of the cake and enjoy.
Whether it be an evening cup of tea or a get-together, this cherry crumb cake is the BEST! So, give it a try and amaze your friends and family with your delicious baking.
If you happen to make this crumb cake, please comment below and leave your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @ruchiskitchen (one word) or #ruchiskitchen. I would love to see your creation!
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