Buckwheat cherry upside-down cakeI just can't get enough buckwheat lately. I love how its versatile flavor beautifully blends with butter and other fats, and how buckwheat takes on the sweet juiciness of seasonal fruits so readily. So for a recent family gathering, I knew a buckwheat upside-down cake would be a fantastic use for a spare pint of cherries I had kicking around.
A little sweet and nutty, this moist cherry upside-down cake recipe makes for an excellent summer dessert, and an even better summer breakfast. Head below for our simple step-by-step recipe!
Buckwheat Cherry Upside-Down Cake (adapted from Apt. 2B Baking Co. via Orangette)
makes one 8 inch round cake
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line the bottom of an 8″ cake pan (if you have a spring form pan, use it) with a parchment round and butter everything liberally.
for the cherry topping:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups cherries, washed and pitted
pinch of salt
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POPSUGAR FoodSource: The Ultimate Ice Cream Social Menu
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