Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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This traditional German, fruit-filled kuchen (cake) makes a great coffee cake or dessert. If you like, top it with a little whipped cream.
Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease and flour 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom; set aside.
Combine 1/3 cup flour and 3 tablespoons sugar in small bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans. Set aside.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, egg and almond extract; stir just until moistened.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Arrange cherries and peaches over dough; sprinkle with topping.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.
*Substitute 1 (16 1/2-ounce) can dark sweet cherries, drained.
**Substitute 1 (15-ounce) can sliced peaches, drained.
Variation: Substitute lightly greased and floured 9-inch round cake pan for springform pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
This cake turned out very moist- definitely needs the springform pan. I used fresh peaches and thawed frozen cherries, and my family and I enjoyed it very much.
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