300g each flour and packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
118ml vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
230g pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries
113g chopped pecans
Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs, and vanilla; mix on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Mix 1 minute on medium speed. Batter will be thick. Spread half of batter in oiled and floured 9-inch baking pan. Toss cherries in small amount of flour. Scatter cherries over batter; spread remaining batter over cherries. Sprinkle pecans over top. Bake at 170°c 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool on rack and cut into 16 pieces.
Chocolate Chip Variation: Sprinkle 113g chocolate chips over batter with pecans.