Week two at the local farmer's market and all I saw was cherries everywhere! One farm in particular caught my eye because they were selling sour cherries while everyone else had the bing sweet cherries that I used the week before to make a delicious homemade cherry pie (recipe coming up in the next post when we feature some other fruit pies as well!)
I've always been fascinated by these sour cherries because I would see them up in the trees while we picnicked in the Niagara region of Ontario and I would wonder if they were actually edible. A couple of weeks ago when my family moved to a house we found out that there was a cherry tree in the backyard, and we noticed people picking the same type of cherries off the same trees in the neighbourhood so when I had a taste for the first time I knew they would make for some delicious baking!
The recipe I'm posting today came from a friend on Instagram, I've been eyeing her homestyle Russian recipes for a while and bookmarked this cake for quick summer time baking and sure enough these cherries were PERFECT for the recipe! I'm so in love with this cake that I know I'll be making it again and again with different fruits and trying that warm cinnamon version that she wrote about on her blog Imagelicious, please stop in and check it out!
I won't put the recipe here as you can head over and check out hers, but I'm telling you, this is such an easy recipe ... it's faster to whip up than an omelet!