Cherry and Whiskey Upside Down Cake

Cherry season just started and I’ve already polished off two bags. One bag went to this cherry and whiskey cake madness and the other met a pitted massacre for a more straight foward consumption—popsicles and cocktails, of course.

Cherry and Whiskey Upside Cake

I’ll keep it simple – make this you won’t be sorry. The cake portion is awesome -tender and springy, not at all mushy as the bottoms of upside cakes can be. The whiskey gives the ensemble an extra subtle dimension that quiets the caramel topping and brings it in balance with the cake and fruity sweetness of the cherry.


Another short post, as I’m in up to my neck with work and deadlines. I’m not complaining, in fact, I would probably be complaining if I didn’t have all this. What I’m trying to tell you is the posting have been a wee-bit spotty lately. But this is a good week as I am on track to see you guys four times, including this one.



Cherry Massacre

So lets chat, talk and meet back up on Tuesday. Until then see you on all our other modes of staying connected, ie. Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

The recipe for this is over on Endless Simmer, so hit the jump here. FYI- Since I’m often asked this-no, I do not get paid to be a contributor there. I do it because I love the site and the people behind it.

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16 Responses to “Cherry and Whiskey Upside Down Cake”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 11, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    I love cherries and that cake looks fabulous! Good luck with your deadlines!


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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — June 11, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    The cake looks super! So are those clicks.


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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 11, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    This sounds so tasty! And it’s pretty too!


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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 11, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    I just bought my fisrt batch of cherries yesterday. Your instagram pictures surely had something to do with that ;)


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    Kim — June 11, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    Wish I loved cherries. I might just try this with the raspberries I have now instead.


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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 11, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    yum! Love this Naomi!


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    marla — June 11, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    A beautiful cake for summer entertaining!


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    Mary @ Bake Break — June 11, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    This looks pretty fabulous… And I’m jealous that you have so many cherries! We’re a bit behind everyone else here and I CANNOT WAIT FOR BERRIES!


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    kankana — June 12, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    A boozy cake with cherries .. that’s would be like party in my mouth! :)


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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 12, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    Fabulous! Who cares about spotty posts if they’re all like this. :)


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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 12, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    Naomi, When I read your first few lines I had to laugh as I sit at my computer with an enormous bowl of cherries in front of me!

    I know exactly where half of these cherries are going.


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    DessertForTwo — June 13, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    You are baking your way into my heart!


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    Sweetsugarbelle — June 15, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

    Cherry Massacre Just cracks me up!!!


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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — June 17, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    I´m mad about cakes with booze, and with cherries, I really don´t think how it can get any better!


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