This simple Cherry Cake is so easy and quick to make! A fluffy and tender vanilla cake topped with cherries that is a great spring and summer dessert and made completely from scratch in less than 10 minutes.
Prep Time10 minutesmins
Cook Time40 minutesmins
Total Time50 minutesmins
1/2cupunsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2cupscake flour
1cupdark sweet or sour cherries(canned, drained well)
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides to lift the finished cake out. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
Add one egg at a time and mix for 20 seconds after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
With the mixer running at medium speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk in two portions. Mix until just combined. Don't overmix.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly. Top with cherries and spread evenly.
Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake rest for about 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.