My neighbor brought this cake to brunch this morning and it was absolutely delicious. I don't know what else to say except I can't wait to make it myself as soon as I find a little gadget that takes the pits out of the cherries like the gadget she used. I didn't know those existed!
cherry coffee cake (my neighbor Sarah found it at allrecipes.com)
1 1/2 cup cherries, pitted and halved (Sarah used more than that)
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and lightly flour a 10" tube pan. Place cherries in a bowl and tossgently with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, vanilla extract and milk until smooth in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour mixture until smooth. Fold in the cherries. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in a preheated oven until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean, about 60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes then turn out onto a serving plate or wire rack.