3 cheers for cake! sour cherry almond yogurt cake

sour cherry yogurt almond cake | everybody likes sandwiches

I made this cake way back in the first week of March and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. We were invited to a friend’s house for dinner and I said I’d bring dessert. I wasn’t sure exactly what I’d make but this recipe called out to me with it’s almond-y goodness and my love of sour cherries sealed the deal. It’s a very good cake. And it’s pretty easy to whip up on a sunny afternoon.

sour cherry yogurt almond cake | everybody likes sandwiches

And as you can see from the photos, it’s also easily transportable by bike as long as you’ve got a nice basket set up and a cute vintage cake tin!

sour cherry yogurt almond cake | everybody likes sandwiches

Now the weather is sunnier and warmer and more frequent bike rides with stops on sunny patios are calling my name. Last month I spent a week in sunny LA and have been living on the tropical bougainvillea fumes ever since. I can’t really complain though because ever since we’ve returned to Vancouver, we’ve been given an early summer with sandals, picnics in parks and balcony layouts. It’s a nice breather because in June I’m scheduled for foot surgery (arthritis in both my big toes) and I’m pretty scared about it all. My only surgery experience involved tonsils and I was in kindergarten at the time, so it’s kind of a big deal. Also the fact that I’ll need another surgery on my other foot when this one heals up isn’t exactly Netflix and chill time. I guess it’s good that I’ve been attending Sunday afternoon yoga classes at a local studio to help ease my mind and body.

sour cherry yogurt almond cake | everybody likes sandwiches

Oh yeah, and there’s cake. Let’s never forget about cake.

sour cherry yogurt almond cake | everybody likes sandwiches

I should also let you all know that I’ll be at the always awesome Got Craft? market this May 7 + 8. Say hello, wish me a happy birthday on the Sunday and stay for all the amazing local crafters! I’ll be selling my cards and there will be tons of amazing talent and lots of local yummy food vendors too!

10 comments to “3 cheers for cake! sour cherry almond yogurt cake”

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    Billie   April 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I am also a Vancouverite and have had two hip surgeries this year (the latest last week). You will be ok!! Stock your fridge with lots of yogurt and soup before hand.

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    Cairistine   April 30, 2016 at 5:07 am

    Looks lovely! I really like using yogurt and fruit in cakes, gives them a lovely texture. I do have rhubarb growing, so maybe that would be a good option. Thanks for the new recipe. 🙂

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    kickpleat   April 30, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Billie, yes, I was wondering what I should have on hand post-surgery! Soup it is! Thanks for the reminder and I hope you recover quickly!

    Cairstine, yes, I love yogurt in baked goods too. I think rhubarb would be excellent! Let me know how it turns out!

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    Rocky Mountain Woman   May 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Good luck on the surgery, I know it seems scary but think how much better you’ll feel when it’s all done.

    This cake looks absolutely perfect!

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    Nicole   May 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    This cake looks amazing! It reminds me of the kind of cakes my grandmother made, always covered in toasted almonds. Yum! Good luck with surgery! You’ll do great!

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    Sherry   May 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Best wishes for your surgery, Jeanette! I’ve never had surgery but am going to have to have it on at least one of my feet someday, so I understand your trepidation … but I’m sure it will be worth it. Meanwhile, cake, especially with cherries and almonds, must be one of the most soothing things. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    kickpleat   May 15, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    RMW, thank you for your well wishes!! Yes, it’s true. I just wish I could skip ahead to the post surgery side of things 🙂

    Thanks Nicole! Yes, this cake looks nice and old-fashioned.

    Thanks Sherry, oh no, foot surgery for you too one day? Well, I’ll keep everyone posted on how it goes – yes, it will definitely be worth it, I’m sure.

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    Elena Potter   July 6, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Hey! this cake looks amazing—I discovered it trying to find sour cherry recipes (and you have an abundance!) What’s your method for freezing sour cherries?

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    Jen   July 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This cake looks amazing! Just curious about the amount of sugar – a 1/4 cup doesn’t seem like a lot. Is this a typo or is the cake meant to be not so sweet?

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    kickpleat   July 26, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Elena, I pit cherries and then freeze them on an even layer on a baking sheet. Next day, I put them in a plastic container! Easy 🙂

    Jen, you’re right! Ooops! It should be 1 1/4 cup of sugar. Fixed the recipe. Thank you!

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