Coffee cake ingredients: – 1 cup butter, softened – 1¾ cups granulated sugar – 4 large eggs – ½ teaspoon almond extract – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 3 cups all-purpose flour – ½ teaspoon salt – 1½ teaspoons baking powder – 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy using a hand mixer.

Add eggs, almond extract, and vanilla extract, and beat until combined.

Stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder just until combined. Reserve 1 cup of dough.

Spread the remaining dough in an even layer in the greased 11×17 inch pan.  I find that an offset spatula helps to do this easily.

Pour the cherry pie filling on top and spread it evenly over the dough. Dollop tablespoons of the reserved dough over the top.

Bake at 350°F for 30–35 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges and cooked through.  Let sit until cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together the ¾ cup powdered sugar and 3 teaspoons milk. Drizzle the icing over the cooled coffee cake.