Cherry Almond Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
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Serves: 16 servings
 
Ingredients
  • Cake
  • 1½ cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 Tbsp SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • ½ cup butter, chilled and cut into chunks
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp almond flavoring
  • Almond Sauce
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1½ tsp almond extract
  • 3 Tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Butter spring form pan.
  4. In a saucepan bring cherries, ¼ cup water and almond extract to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and cook about 3 minutes.
  6. In a small bowl combine cornstarch and 2 tsp. water together; add to cherry mixture.
  7. Cook until it thickens and let cool.
  8. In a separate bowl mix flour, Saco Cultured Buttermilk Blend and ¾ cup sugar.
  9. Add butter and cut in with pastry blender.
  10. Set aside ½ cup of this mixture for later.
  11. To the remaining flour mixture add the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  12. In another small mixing bowl combine remaining ¾ cup water, vanilla and 1 egg until blended. Stir into flour mixture until incorporated.
  13. Spread batter in a buttered spring form pan.
  14. In another bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, remaining egg and almond extract until smooth. Spread over batter in pan mainly in center area.
  15. Gently spread cherry mixture over cream cheese.
  16. Stir sliced almonds into reserved flour mixture and sprinkle over cake.
  17. Bake until center barely jiggles, about 40 minutes.
  18. Remove from oven and cool until warm to touch.
  19. Drizzle each piece with Almond Sauce just before serving.
  20. Almond Sauce
  21. Beat yolks, sugar, flour and cream until smooth.
  22. Bring to a boil in a double boiler; remove from heat.
  23. Stir in almond extract and butter.
  24. Chill before serving.
  25. Spoon over cake piece just before serving.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 362 Fat: 17g Saturated fat: 10g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 33g Sodium: 209mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 136mg
Recipe by SacoFoods at http://www.sacofoods.com/cherry-almond-cream-cheese-coffee-cake/