• 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk, at room temperature
  • 4 cups of fresh cherries, pitted and halved

Difficulty : Medium

Serves : 4

Decadent dessert that consists of layers of moist vanilla cake, whipped cream, and fresh cherries.

Cooking Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • 2
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • 4
    Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • 5
    Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • 6
    Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, and mix until well combined.
  • 7
    Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans and smooth the tops.
  • 8
    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 9
    Let the cakes cool completely in the pans on a wire rack.
  • 10
    In a large bowl, whip the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • 11
    Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and whip until stiff peaks form.
  • 12
    Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread half of the whipped cream over it.

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