I didn’t want to share my cherries. They are so hard to come by this year because of the drought. At the farmers market they were $5.00 a pound at the cheapest stall. Even the Asian market was $3.00 a pound. Crazy. I haven’t been to Costco yet.
But this Cherry Almond Cake recipe over at Two Peas and their Pod got me in the sharing mood. So I baked a cake to share with friends. I opted to skip the egg and use flax seeds mixed with a bit of water, and buttermilk was almond milk with apple cider vinegar. I really don’t like almond extract so I left it out, I’m pretty sure it was an important part of the almond part of the cake. Same with the almond paste which I left out. Oops. Without these two ingredients (but added almonds to the streusel) the cake was quite plain, but pretty tasty. Even if you don’t like almond extract (we have a support group) I would add the almond paste next time.