Cherry Upside Down Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prep a 10-Inch Round Pan with baking spray
- Cut a parchment paper to fit inside round pan and set aside.
- Chill a medium mixing bowl.
Cherry Layer Directions:
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.
- Stir in the brown sugar.
- Microwave an additional 30 seconds. Mix well.
- Place the parchment paper on the bottom of the round pan.
- Seal the round pan by closing the latch.
- Pour the brown sugar mix on the bottom of the prepared, parchment-covered round pan.
- Top with the cherries, in a single layer.
- Whisk the flour, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
- Set aside.
- Beat the butter and the almond extract with an electric mixer in a second medium bowl until creamy and smooth. Gradually add in the sugar.
- Increase the speed to medium-high.
- Continue to beat until light and fluffy (about 4-5 minutes).
- Add the eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Lower the speed on the mixer to low.
- Slowly add half of the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Add sour cream and mix just until combined.
- Add the remaining flour mixture. Beat just until smooth. (The batter will be thick.)
- Scoop the batter on top of the cherries in the pan.
- Gently spread the cake batter over the top of the cherries with a spatula. Make sure to have the batter evenly across the pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown, until the cake tests clean when a toothpick is inserted near the center.
- Remove the cake from the oven.
- Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Carefully run a knife around the perimeter of the pan.
- Cover the cake pan with a platter.
- Invert the cake on to the platter.
- Place the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium sized glass bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Remove the mixing bowl from the freezer.
- Add all of the ingredients in the chilled bowl.
- Beat all of the whipped cream ingredients with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form.
Garnish the completed cake with whipped cream and cherries (optional) before serving and ENJOY!