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A delicious sweet cake made with wholesome ingredients that you can eat with no guilt! This Black Cherry Breakfast Cake is your new best friend! There’s no processed sugar and it can be gluten free. Great for breakfast or a mid-morning snack.

Slice of Black Cherry Breakfast Cake on a white plate with juicy black cherries.

I’ve been on a cherry kick lately. Just this week I posted this Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie (which will make you swoon by the way) and now this Black Cherry Breakfast Cake. But the best part is that both of these delicious cherry treats are healthy! What?! Yes, really, I know you can hardly believe it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients for cherry breakfast cake: oatmeal, cottage cheese, frozen cherries, and eggs.

Black Cherry Breakfast Cake

The breakfast cake, or maybe you would call it a coffee cake is sweet and moist with a burst of cherry flavor. I have all these scrumptious cherries in my freezer from last summer. We picked 63 pounds! So back in the summer I was making lots of recipes with fresh cherries, like this cherry salsa and these pork chops. Now I’m using up those frozen babies. YUM!

Freshly baked whole black cherry breakfast cake.

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I was inspired by the Trim Healthy Mama Giant Pancake recipe. So this is a spin on that one. I make this over the weekend or at the beginning of the week and then just heat it up every day for breakfast. I love to eat mine with a dollop of yogurt on it.

It can be gluten free if you use gluten free oats. If you are on the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this is an E. Also note that you can make it in an 8 x 8 inch pan, or double the recipe and make it in a 9 x 13 inch pan. I chose the round spring form pan for this post for no other reason than to try and impress you with pretty pictures. ๐Ÿ˜€

To get the marble effect, dot the puree’d berries on top of your batter. Then take a skewer, or toothpick or even a butter knife and just gently swirl it around.

breakfast cake batter dotted with pureed cherries dotted on top.
cake batter with cherry puree swirled throughout before baking.

You can change up the fruit to your desires. I love it with blueberries and raspberries as well. And if you don’t want to do the fancy marbling thing, just throw in your berries at the end, you don’t even have to puree’ them if you’re going that route.

slice of breakfast cake garnished wtih cherries.

Black Cherry Breakfast Cake would be a great addition to your Valentines Day menu as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you’re curious about Trim Healthy Mama, I recommend The Trim Healthy Mama Plan and the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook. Or you can read more about my personal journey in this Metabolism Boosting Tea post.

For more healthy inspired treats, check out these…

Black Cherry Breakfast Cake

Black Cherry Breakfast Cake

A delicious sweet breakfast cake with a burst of cherry flavor. 
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 174kcal


  • 9 inch spring form pan


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cups low fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cups egg whites
  • 1 tbsp THM Super Sweet Blend see notes for alternative
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup frozen black cherries, thawed and puree’d


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place the oats into a blender and blend until it turns into a powder.
  • Add the cottage cheese, egg whites, sweetener, vanilla, and baking powder. Blend well.
  • Pour batter into a 9 inch spring form pan, cake pan, or 8 x 8 square baking dish.
  • Drop spoonfuls of cherry puree on top of the batter, then, using  a skewer, toothpick or butter knife, gently swirl around.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until golden on top.
  • Serve with a dollop of yogurt, or more cherries.


For the egg whites, using a carton is easier, but you can use fresh.
For the sweetener, I like to use Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet Blend, so if you use a natural sweetener of some sort, check a conversion chart for accurateness. 
Variations: Instead of making the cherries into a puree’, use them whole, but change it to 2 cups.  Or use 2 cups of blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 520IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I’m so glad you liked it! Hope you and your Mom have a fantastic Mother’s day!

  2. 5 stars
    So amazing! I adore cherries and this was a hit, can’t wait to hopefully make it for Mother’s day for my mom!

  3. I bet raspberries were amazing with this! I love raspberries! Thanks for sharing your additions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 5 stars
    Easy to make and very tasty! I used raspberries that were nearly overripe. I put a few with the batter and blended them up and the rest, about a cup and a half, went in to the cake batter whole. I also used some swerve confectioners sugar to make a little icing for the top. Completely cured my craving for a cherry danish or a cherry coffee cake ๐Ÿ’•

  5. This looks like a delicious breakfast cake! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cooking Wednesday!