Cherry Crumb Cake



Cherry Crumb Cake
Guest Post by Naomi Ross of

I love baking with all the fresh summer fruits – red, white and blue.  Still, I couldn’t help but take the easy way out this weekend by utilizing a few of the great products that were sent my way from Crafted Kosher, a new website and great resource for all things high quality and kosher.   I used to make a Cherry Crumb Cake using canned pie filling but eventually  rejected it for fresh cherries – either sour or sweet (I still like sour better!).  Their plump, juicy flesh won out over a somewhat viscous, gloppy, mess of corn-starchy canned filling.  I pitted and pitted or sometimes used high-quality frozen cherries, sugaring them to release their sweetness.  Chukar Cherries – whether the dessert cherries (already pitted and sugared!)  or their pie filling are both terrific options, and have a luscious, fresh taste.   You can use either in this recipe or a combination of both…

I also tried the recipe using Carrington Farms Unflavored Coconut Cooking Oil – more buttery than just using oil, but a nice non-dairy pareve alternative for kosher baking, especially in the cake’s topping.  I’ve used other coconut oils before but this one had no strong coconut odor and keeps in a liquid state (easier for proper measuring!).   It came together quickly and easily.

Enjoy it with your families this Fourth and enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted in our great country.

Cherry Crumb Cake

3 C. fresh (sour or sweet) cherries, pitted , or jarred cherries, drained

1/3 C. sugar if using fresh cherries or ¼ C. sugar for jarred cherries


29.5 ounce jar Chukar pie filling

1½ C. sugar

¾ C. canola oil or coconut oil

4 eggs

1/3 C. orange juice

3 C. flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

2 tsp. vanilla


¼ C. brown sugar

1/3 C. flour

4 tbsp.  butter or coconut oil

½ tsp. cinnamon

See directions here

Buy Chukar Pie Filling HERE              Buy Chukar Dessert Cherries HERE        Buy Carrington Coconut oil HERE             Buy Vanilla HERE


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