Cherry Almond Kuchen

Cherry Almond kuchen is a deliciously simple fruit and almond paste filled coffee cake, perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea.

Cherry Almond Kuchen

Cherry Almond Kuchen

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

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Cherry Almond Kuchen is my recipe of the day for the blogging event Spring Sweets Week. This is an annual event held by prominent food bloggers in association with various businesses who provide samples of the ingredients to bake with.

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Cherry Almond Kuchen

I love these types of coffee cakes that fit easily into a square baking pan. Using both fruit and almond paste guarantees for moist delicious flavor. It will rival anything your bake shop has to offer.

The nonstick pan makes serving easy without worrying about adding parchment tabs to lift.

Cherry Almond Kuchen in pan

The Spring Sweets Week Giveaway is at the bottom of the post.

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Cherry Almond Kuchen

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Cherry Almond Kuchen

Cherry Almond Kuchen

Sue Lau
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5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast, Cake
Cuisine American, Austrian
Servings 9
Calories 653 kcal


  • 1 square nonstick baking pan



  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 24 ounce jar dark morello cherries in syrup drained
  • 5 ounces almond paste

Crumble Topping:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 3 teaspoons cherry syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream butter and sugar until smooth in a mixing bowl.
  • Blend in the sour cream and eggs.
  • Then add the flour, baking powder and salt, stirring into a smooth batter.
  • Spread half the batter into the nonstick square baking pan.
  • Crumble almond paste and sprinkle over the batter along with the drained cherries (reserve 3 tsp syrup for later).
  • Add dallops of the remaining batter over that.
  • Mix together the topping crumble and sprinkle over all.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until it tests done in the center. Different types of baking pans can change the bake time slightly,
  • Cool in pan completely.
  • Drizzle with the extra syrup and sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.


From the kitchen of


Calories: 653kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 8gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 234mgFiber: 3gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 1428IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 3mg
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Cherry Almond Kuchen

Spring Sweets Week

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2023 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks! The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer, and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 20 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 75 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, cookies, pies, jams, and even a few beverages! Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors that are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you to Melissa’s Produce, Anolon, Taylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support. We have an incredible giveaway with four amazing prizes and would love it if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

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One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s Fresh and Dried Organics Basket. This hand-woven basket holds a delicious combination of fresh and dried Organic fruits and is carefully wrapped with cellophane and finished with a colorful ribbon. Melissa’s Produce has everything from common apples and bananas to exotic passion fruit and kumquats.

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