Sweet Polish Cherry Cake

Ingredients Sweet Polish Cherry Cake

    * 1 cup white sugar
    * 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1 tablespoon baking powder
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 tablespoon butter
    * 2 cups pitted sweet cherries
    * 1 tablespoon white sugar
    * 1/2 cup olive oil
    * 4 eggs
    * 1 (6 ounce) container plain yogurt
    * 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions Sweet Polish Cherry Cake

   1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, baking powder, and baking soda together until evenly combined.
   2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the pitted cherries in the butter until they are tender, sprinkling them with 1 tablespoon of sugar, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
   3. Form a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in 1/2 cup olive oil, eggs, and yogurt; use your fingers to lightly stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture to make a soft dough. Scrape the batter into a 9x12-inch baking dish. Drizzle the batter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and top with the cherries.
   4. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is set and golden on top, about 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean.