Kirsch-Blechkuchen Cherry Butter Cake

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"Blechkuchen" is usually a basic sheet cake topped with seasonal fruit, very similar to a coffeecake. The name is a combination of two words "Blech" meaning "baking sheet" and "Kuchen" cake.

  1. Drain the canned cherries. Grease a 15x25-cm rectangle glass baking pan and sprinkle the bread crumbs on the bottom. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F.

  2. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add in sugar and vanilla Mix together the flour, sugar and vanilla sugar. Add in butter and eggs, blend to mix well. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. Flatten the cake surface with the wet hands.

  3. Place the drained cherries on the cake, and lightly press them into the batter. Bake for 45 minutes. The cake is baked through when you insert a skewer and it remains clean. Cool the cake completely and dust with icing sugar.


lisaiscooking 23/5/09 15:49

That looks like a delicious coffee cake! The cherries sound great.

Chef E 23/5/09 15:55

Yum I like cherries, and you brought back a memory of my shopping for the culinary school I worked, I had to hunt down Kirsch liquor for our German instructor, and I had no clue back then what it was, but now that I do I can imagine just how wonderful this must taste, because it looks great!

Sara 23/5/09 15:57

This cake is beautiful! There are fresh cherries all over the place right now, I wonder if I could use those instead of canned?

Angie's Recipes 23/5/09 16:16

Yes, fresh cherries are even better, the only trouble is to get rid of the stones.
@lisaiscooking, ChefE
Cherry is one of fav. fruits in summer time and I love almost all the cakes made with cherries.

Reeni 23/5/09 16:20

This is lovely cake! I wish I had a piece right now to go with my morning tea. I haven't had any problems getting to your page. And thanks for the sweet comments-a kitchen cat is a necessity! Do you have a cat, Angie?

Christo Gonzales 23/5/09 16:26

I think however you say cherry butter cake its going to sound delicious - this one looks great....

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) 23/5/09 17:12

Cherry in a cake-definitely a great combo!!:)

chow and chatter 23/5/09 17:30

i adore German cakes we went to a wedding there a few years ago in the blackforest the cakes were amazing this brings back memories enjoy

Christelle 23/5/09 17:32

Hummm, looks lovey and sweet! :) Love cherries!

Ivy 23/5/09 17:59

A cherry in every bite, mmmmm this sounds delicious.

Joie de vivre 23/5/09 22:30

Where does the Kirshe come in? Am I missing it? Are you talking about the orange liqueur when you say kirshe or does it mean something different? The cake looks absolutely wonderful.

pigpigscorner 24/5/09 00:18

Berry cakes are everywhere and I am dying to bake one! Yours look really good!

Angie's Recipes 24/5/09 06:12

Oh, yeah, I have 3 house cats. Hermes, Ella, and Coco. Hermes is about your Moon's size.
@Joie de vivre
Orange liqueur? Chef E has mentioned about the kirsch liqueur....
Thank You to all my friends!!!!

Beachlover's Kitchen 24/5/09 08:30

this cake really look moist and fruity!! I'm going to try your recipe soon! thanks!

Justin 25/5/09 05:12

this looks good. I wonder what the german 405 flour translates to in U.S. markets.

Passionate About Baking 25/5/09 15:29

Hi Angie,
Your Cherry Butter Cake looks so yummy! Is this canned cherry equals to dark cherries? Oh yes, am I missing something here? Where does the Kirsch comes from? I've been asking my family members to buy the Kirsch liquor for me from Duty Free Shop, but just cannot find them! :(

Angie's Recipes 25/5/09 16:36

@Passionate About Baking
You can use red or dark cherries. Usually those in cans are sour cherries.

Anonymous 26/5/09 06:22

Delicious cake! My mom gave me a bag of sour cherries - this would be a perfect recipe to try!

Jessica604 26/5/09 19:27

This looks like a delicous clafoutis me & the cousin used to get from a restaurant she used to work at and devour. I am not usually one for fruit-based desserts, but she has changed my mind about that!

nora@ffr 20/6/09 09:35

wowwwww!!! angieee.. tummies are rumbling for this yummy cake.. love the idea of adding cherry.. but will it be ok of adding the caned cherries?

Angie's Recipes 22/6/09 09:10

@Nora, I used the canned cherries. And you can use the frozen one too.

nora@ffr 24/6/09 19:00

angie i tried with fresh ones. tasted rili good. my family enjoeyd a lot. all the credits goes to you :)


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