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Cherry Almond Cake 
Jun. 16, 2010 12:30 pm 
Updated: Jun. 19, 2010 3:09 pm
I have a neighbor that lives about 4 houses down. He has a sour cherry tree in his front yard. I was walking my dog one day last summer when I saw him working in his yard. I asked him if that was a cherry tree. Of course, I knew it was, but figured that would be a good way to strike up a conversation. It worked and he asked if I wanted some. I said yes, of course! He then told me I could pick as many as I wanted as they would just go to waste otherwise. What??

Oh no they won't, as long as I live down the street, they will not go to waste! :) Here's a picture, standing at the end of my driveway looking toward the tree. Can you see it?

The tree is full of red sour cherries as I type this. I've been watching them daily just waiting for them to be perfectly ripe for the picking. Here's this shot's a little closer...

As soon as they are ready, the first fresh sour cherry recipe I will make is this delicious sour cherry almond cake. It's simple yet marvelously delicious! I'm itching to get at that tree!

So here's the Sour Cherry Almond Cake I was raving about. You'll definitely want to try it!

Get the recipe for Sour Cherry Almond Cake at Amanda's Cookin'
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Jun. 16, 2010 12:54 pm
Looks great Amanda. I wish have to admit I have NEVER seen a cherry tree. Of course, apple trees are more populous in NNY!!
Jun. 16, 2010 12:59 pm
And sour cherries are so sought after, I feel very lucky! :)
Jun. 16, 2010 5:44 pm
Amanda, you are a lucky lady!! Wow! Not only do you have access to a great fruit tree but your neighborhood is Gorgeous!! I can't wait to try your cake. I love the combo of almond extract and cherries. Please don't LOL but where do I find sour cherries? Do they can them and have them in the store? I only am familiar with the canned ones in the jell. I will check out the cake and your site. Thanks for sharing. ♥Patty
Jun. 16, 2010 6:06 pm
hi Patty! :) check the farmer's markets, they are usually only available in early summer, but now would be the perfect time. I've never seen them at the grocery store, but I have seen them at farmer's markets :) Thanks so much! :)
Jun. 17, 2010 6:08 am
You can buy sour cherries in the freezer section of your grocery, but ofcourse they are only a substitute for fresh.
Jun. 18, 2010 12:51 pm
Wow! That looks so good!
Jun. 19, 2010 3:09 pm
Thanks! :)
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I love baking, especially cookies and cakes. :) I love cooking too, but I like to experiment, which can occasionally mean take out! ;)
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I grew up in the convenience food era. My parents were divorced and I was a latch key kid. There weren't a whole lot of home cooked meals in my childhood, but lots of packaged and frozen goods. I try to make dinner every night for my family, though sometimes it's take out due to sports activities, etc. I'm envious of those that have their grandmother's recipes, I don't have anything like that.
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i've created a few recipes of my own, one I even won a contest for :) I love experimenting and finding new ways to combine flavors. I feel triumphant every time I bring something to my neighbors, they always give me rave reviews!
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I try to prepare whatever I can early in the day, so that the hectic afternoon is less... well, hectic! I tend to be pretty frugal, so I'm always pantry diving. I also menu plan every week, it saves me from A) running to the store in the middle of the week and B) getting take out.
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