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Cherry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake

Cherry Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake

Just because this cake is made of cornmeal doesn’t mean it’s dense and heavy. This upside down cake is actually quite light. Plus the combination of cherries, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar is out of this world!

What You’ll Need

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  • unsalted butter, room temperature, divided  ( 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) )
  • (packed) dark brown sugar  ( 1/4 cup )
  • balsamic vinegar  ( 2 teaspoons )
  • whole pitted fresh Bing cherries or other dark sweet cherries  ( 3 cups (about 21 ounces whole unpitted cherries) )
  • all purpose flour  ( 1 1/4 cups )
  • yellow cornmeal (preferably stone-ground medium grind)  ( 1/4 cup )
  • baking powder  ( 2 teaspoons )
  • salt  ( 1/4 teaspoon )
  • sugar  ( 1 cup )
  • eggs  ( 2 large )
  • vanilla extract  ( 3/4 teaspoon )
  • whole milk  ( 1/2 cup )
  • cream of tartar  ( 1/4 teaspoon )
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