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George Washington's Birthday Cherry Cake

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"My mother started making this recipe for George Washington's birthday when I was little. Chock full of cherries, chocolate chips and nuts, this moist cake is a winner any time of the year!"
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Ingredients

2 h servings 452
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9-inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly grease a 9-inch Bundt(R) pan with shortening, then dust with flour. Shake off any excess flour from the pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly combined. Gently mix in the cherry pie filling, chocolate chips and nuts, and scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs, about 1 hour. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then invert pan and remove cake. Allow cake to finish cooling on a rack; sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 452 calories; 25.6 53.2 5.5 31 160 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

AMAZING!!!!! the cherries and nuts and choclate mix well with the moistness. definintely worth making

Most helpful critical review

Neither my husband nor I liked this cake. I followed the recipe, didn't change or add. Served it to two different sets of friends. The 2nd couple are closer friends and they both said put in...

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AMAZING!!!!! the cherries and nuts and choclate mix well with the moistness. definintely worth making

I decided to make this recipe because it was faceless and needed a photo and also, I had all the ingredients on hand. I baked it in a Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt pan for 1 hour. The next time I...

Neither my husband nor I liked this cake. I followed the recipe, didn't change or add. Served it to two different sets of friends. The 2nd couple are closer friends and they both said put in...

I made this today for a church social. People loved it. I loved it. Quite easy to make and tasty. I served it with whipped cream.

We have been making this recipe since I can remember. The only thing different is we spoon the batter into little cupcake holders. Then bake. Then sprinkle lightly with powder sugar. They are al...

It was okay, but tastes a little bit too much like a fruit cake. Too many nuts also.

Not a big hit in this house. Kind of dry. The cherries all sank to the bottom (the top when turned out of the pan). It was okay, but most of it was wasted. My son wouldn't even try it and my hus...

Very good but I couldn't get it to stay together.

Just as good as it sounds in the recipe. I did use my own homemade cherry topping to mix in. I will try sliced almonds next time. Fun easy cake recipe!