12.13.2011

Mini Cherry Almond Crumb Cakes



I used to make little goodies for my neighbors all the time before we moved to a new state; but I'm slowly getting to know the good people that live close to us here in Seattle and starting to feel comfortable leaving treats on their doorsteps.  It really does take about a year to feel settle one's family somewhere, doesn't it?  A few of you gave me that advice when we moved and it's absolutely true. 

Since I love any excuse to make this delicious cherry almond crumb cake a la Sophistimom, I couldn't resist making mini versions once I spotted these little paper loaf pans at a local Japanese store.  Seriously, this cake is so good that I stock more canned and frozen cherries than any other pantry item...because I never...ever...want to not be able to make this cake when I'm feeling a hankering coming on.  Think edible mini gifts...one for the school secretary...one for the room mother...and one for the homeless guy down the road.

Jaime/Sophistimom's recipe for Tart Cherry Crumb Cake + my notes on making another mini version here.

images by moi

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18 comments:

Robyn said...

you are so creative-the edible gifts are lovely. I agree-it takes a year to feel settled.

What/Who is a room mother?

Nicole Franzen {La Buena Vida} said...

yum!! wanttt

La Carter said...

Where do you get those little containers?

heidi said...

they look gorgeous and I´m sure they taste delicious!.

Lisette said...

Everything mini is extra adorable!!

Marilyn said...

Would love the source for those cute containers. This looks like a fabulous recipe! Thanks so much!

Cecilia said...

These look as delicious as they must taste. Yum!

kathy said...

I love your adorable little white loaf pans! I am going to try the cherry cake recipe. Your recipes become our family favorites, too. I have quite a few in my binder! Also, my husband and I moved a great deal early on in our marriage, and I agree it take a year to really settle in a new place.

Anonymous said...

Uh-Mazing pictures!

Stephanie said...

Robyn, a room mother is also called a "room parent"...they help your child's teacher out with planning parties, communication, etc.

La Carter and Marilyn, I bought them at a local Japanese store. Maybe I'll look into finding them online too. If you're local let me know and I can give you more info as to where to get them.

Everyone, thanks for the kind words!

kalanicut said...

Man I wish you were my neighbor....for more reasons that just food on the doorstep. :)

Leonora Ballantyne said...

I made that crumb cake last week for my almost-fiancee who really isn't into sweets. we ate the ENTIRE 8X8 pan in three hours. best. dessert. ever.
i even ground my own cardamom :)

thanks, steph, for all the great content you take time to share. happy christmas!!
xoxo
nora

Andrea and Sophie said...

super cute! I live in seattle and would love to know where you got the adorable containers! thank you!

Stephanie said...

Andrea and Sophie, I found them at a japanese store in Southcenter Mall...now I can't think of the name. It's over near the Seafood Market I think.

Anonymous said...

Hi, these look fab & I will be trying out the recipe!
UK readers of your blog can buy these mini loaf cases at Lakeland Ltd.
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/15781/12-Mini-Loaf-Moulds

Oh, and they do ship worldwide too!

Girlfrog said...

These look delicious and beautiful. You can't beat that combination!

Carla said...

I just made this for a special winter breakfast. It was absolutely yummy and beyond easy. So wonderful to have it in my recipe box. YUM!

Anonymous said...

Where
Do i find the recipe?? I am having trouble! I love this idea! Thank you

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