Cherries are one of the things that can make me feel ashamed of my self since when I was a child. I am lucky that in here they sell in little punnets of 200 gr and that they are pretty expensive, otherwise I will be ruined.
They are an unconditional love, since that time I was almost feeling sick for how many I ate for not giving any of them to my auntie that had just asked for one. I was only two years old.
So when last week I saw nice and big ones at the supermarket on discount I said " Yes, you're going to be a cake" and I made this colourful loaf.
This is a lovely option for breakfast: it is not too sweet and can help you while you're drinking your double espresso or latte. It can be also served after lunch or dinner, but with more cherries and with vanilla ice-cream.
300 gr of cherries
200 gr of white sugar
125 gr of Greek yogurt or cherry yogurt
80 ml sunflower oil
200 gr of flour
16 gr of baking powder
2 extra spoons of sugar
Heat the oven at 160 degrees fan/ 180 static. Grease your loaf with some butter.
Wash your cherries, cut them in two and remove the stalks and stones.
Cut half of them in thin slices and put on the side.
In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs on high speed with the sugar until you rich a thick and creamy mixture. This step should require around five- ten minutes.
Now add the sunflower oil, keep mixing, and once absorbed and incorporated add the yogurt and keep mixing for other two minutes at a medium speed, being careful not to take apart the eggs.
Add the flour and the baking powder and keep mixing until combined and smooth.
At the end add the cherries you have previously cut in little slices and mix with the help of a spatula.
Now place the rest of the cherries on top.
Bake for one hour at 170 C in the static oven or at 160 C in the fan oven or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.