Happy birthday dear Umakka! Made this specially for you. I know you are thousands of miles away. So my sons did the honors and we will eat it on your behalf..:-)
What I used: Makes one 9 inch cake
2 cups fresh cherries halved and seeded
¾ cup butter
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Sieve the flour salt and baking powder, set aside. Cut the cherries in half and remove the seed. In a small saucepan temper the cherries and 2 tsp sugar together. Set it on a colander and let drain for about 30 minutes.
Beat the butter, vanilla and sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Using a spatula, mix in the flour mixture and gently fold it in. Now add the cherries and milk alternatively until
Take a large metal foil and cover the cake pan. Lightly grease it or spray oil. Pour the cake batter into the tray. The batter will be thick, not to worry, as it will not sink the cherries. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely. .
Dust it with confectioners’ sugar. You may drizzle a light icing on the cake too. Decorate it with cherries. Enjoy!