I feel like I completely missed out on cherry season. When we went to our (new) town’s farmers market a couple weeks ago, the handful of places that had cherries posted big signs saying “last week for cherries.” What?! It was the first cherries I’d had all year! Fortunately Whole Foods still had some in stock the other day, and I just so happened to have a brand new cherry pitter waiting at home.
(Thank you, OXO!)
Ellie was already perusing my baking books, so I joined her and decided to make a basic loaf cake with vanilla bean glaze.
I think she was a little frustrated that I took some cherries for baking because I’m pretty sure she would have eaten the entire bag herself in a matter of minutes if I’d let her.
This is a super simple cake (butter, sugar, flour, eggs…) with some quartered cherries folded in. The glaze is just milk, powdered sugar, and half a vanilla bean. What are you waiting for?