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Saucy Cherry Cake

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious cake with sour cherries in it and cherry sauce on top."
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servings 193
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 -9 inch square cake)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the bottom only of one 9x9 inch square baking pan. Drain the sour cherries, reserving the liquid.
  2. Combine the flour,1 cup of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in the shortening and eggs at medium speed until well blended. Fold in the nuts and 1 cup of the drained cherries. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve cake warm or cooled with Cherry Sauce spooned over the top.
  4. To Make Cherry Sauce: In a small saucepan combine 1/3 cup sugar, corn starch, remaining cherries and the reserved juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally mixture is thick and clear.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 193 calories; 5.2 35 3.2 31 152 Full nutrition

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What a great recipe! I sprinkled chopped almonds on top instead of using walnuts. And to keep the cherries from sinking to the bottom, I coated them in a small amount of finely ground almonds....

This is a very easy recipe. Instead of canned sour cherries, I used fresh pitted cherries. The cake is a little on the chewey side, so I'll continue to experiment. However overall this was a ...

Excellent, easy recipe. It was gobbled up by my family. Added some vanilla extract and didn't even need the sauce.

I’ve made this cake twice and I didn’t change a thing. Very simple recipe. I am using 24 ounce jars of sweet cherries though, so when making the sauce I use a little more sugar and corn starch...

Great cake! I love cherries so this was a favorite. I used sugar free cheeries... yea don't do that it had a weird after taste to the sause. Great cake i will be making this again

I added vanilla to the batter and a crumb topping and it was a great coffee cake.