The Shortest Way From Under the Duvet to Sourcherry Cake

Ü: (07.00 a.m., under the duvet, sick) Honey, can you bake me a cake? I want warm cake.
A: What are you talking about? You need to eat well. And also you won’t be able to exercise today.
Ü: But plum cake?
A: Come on, forget about it. Look, I made you breakfast, come and eat. Also please don’t bake when I’m away.
Ü: (Grumbling) Hmm ok hmm.

We almost exclusively bake two coloured cacao & vanilla cake (marble cake). If one of us wants another type, she (!) has to fight her way and win. But if someone wants something precise when they are sick, that probably says their body needs it, right?  Alp had to go to work anyway and he wouldn’t bake the cake if I could not exercise.  So I had to do it myself – I had some spare energy from the breakfast and medications anyway.

He didn’t say no sourcherry cake, he said only no plum cake, isn’t it?

I baked the cake but until it was ready my last bits of energy were gone. I took it off the mold, pictured, ate some crumbles and went to bed to sleep the whole day.

Doesn’t matter, what matters is the cooking part!

The bonus of the story: some person (that I keep anonymous as I didn’t ask permission) read the story without inital letters and thought it to be otherwise, deciding to call and scold Alp (who had no idea about the cake) for being capricious!

Recipe notes: The recipe is from Fatoş Yağcı’s Çaya Davet. This book has a delicious marble cake but that’s for another day. I will share my version of the recipe. The original uses more eggs, replaces milk with water, also uses chocolate chips and powedered sugar. That is a thick batter to keep the sourcherries on top. But I prefer push them in the center.

If you prefer to keep the cherries on top, use a wide mold and optionally add chocolate chip to the top, and when baked decorate with powdered sugar. This should be cooked in about 55 mins.

If you want to do as I do in a deep mold, then push the cherries in the batter, and cook for a lot longer than the first. I baked 50 + 40 minutes. If you need to check whether it is cooked or not be VERY quick and don’t let the oven to cool.

Sourcherry Cake

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50-55 mins (May took another 40 mins depending on cake mold!)
Temp: 160 C / 320 F


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 10 g baking powder (1 package)
  • Vanilla extract (or 1 package vanilla)
  • 1 cup sourcherry (without cores). If frozen mildly defrost
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chocolate chips and some powdered sugar to decorate


  1. Heat oven to 160°C
  2. Mix the eggs with sugar.
  3. Add milk and olive oil, keep mixing well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and vanilla and mix.
  5. Butter the mold and add the sourcherries.
  6. Cook for 50-55 mins. (Can be longer depending on the mold!)

Additional Info

If you want mix the sourcherries with chocolate chips. If you prefer this use a shallow mold, leave the cherries and chocolate on top, and after cooking decorate with powdered sugar. This should cook in about 50-55 mins.
Otherwise use a deeper mold, pust the cherries in the batter. Cook for longer. While checking if it's done do NOT keep the oven door open for longer than a few seconds.
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