Monday, February 16, 2015

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting

This Cherry Cake has been showing up at ladies luncheons, covered dish events, special dinners and sometimes just a fun cake to make for a special holiday. I was recently asked to prepare this cake for a wedding shower and have even made it for a couple of baby showers. This cake is light and fluffy with a very delicate taste of cherry and almond, the fabulous frosting is a dessert all by it's self. I like to prepare surprise treats on special days for my family and this is a cake that they really enjoy.

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It's the little touches from the kitchen that help make life special!

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
For The Cake
2 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening,(vegetable shortening)
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
4 egg whites unbeaten
18 Maraschino Cherries, drained and finely chopped
Maraschino Cherries for garnish if desired
Directions
For The Cake
Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
Add the shortening to the dry mix and beat on slow to blend about 1 minute.
Mix the milk, vanilla, almond extract and cherry juice.
Add 3/4 of the milk mixture (reserve 1/4 of the liquid) to the dry ingredients and mix on low for 2 minutes.
Add 4 egg whites to the reserved liquid mixture of milk and flavors then add that mixture to the cake batter and mix on low for 2 minutes.
Stir in the chopped cherries.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 inch cake tin and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes until just browned on top and done in the center.
Let cool before frosting.

Cherry Frosting
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients For The Frosting
1 8 ounce block cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
4 to 6 cups powdered sugar
Directions
In a medium size bowl, cream the cream cheese, butter, shortening until smooth.
Add the extract and the cherry juice and mix until completely blended.
Slowly add in the sugar until you have reached the consistency needed for your frosting.
Garnish with Maraschino Cherries

Mix The Batter and Stir In The Cherries

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

 While The Cake Is Cooling Make The Frosting

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Frost The Cake and Garnish With Cherries

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slice and Serve

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy Your Cake!

Cherry Cake with Cherry Frosting at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It really warms my heart when our adult children are together and they talk about the special touches that we had at meal time when they were growing up and now they are passing that on to their children.

Thanks so much for stopping by today I am so happy to share this special cake with you today and hope that you are passing special touches on to your family. Have a wonderful week and come back to see me real soon!
Peace and Joy





12 comments:

  1. All those pretty cherries on top makes me smile :)

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  2. This is so pretty and sounds amazing! I love anything with cherries and the almond is a nice compliment. Visiting from Foodie Fridays :)

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  3. This is a delicious cherry cake perfect for spring. Thank you so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Will pin/share this weekend.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week with another delicious recipe.

    Joanne/Winelady Cooks

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  4. What a pretty cake Miz Helen. I love Maraschino cherries, and could happily eat them as is. I can just imagine how delicious this cake is with them. Thanks so much for sharing with Friday Frenzy. Till next time, have a great weekend.

    April

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  5. I love cherry desserts! This cake would not last long around me :) Visiting from Treasure Box Tuesday. Have a great evening!

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  6. Oh, yummy! And the cherries on the white frosting make for a great contrast.

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  7. Cherries in the cake, cherries in the frosting and cherries on top? You are a woman after my own heart!

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

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  8. Just printed out the cherry cake recipe....sounds great! visiting from Treasure box linky party!
    Cheri
    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm going to have to make this for my son. He loves cherry desserts!

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  10. What a beautiful cake! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  11. What a gorgeous cake, Miz Helen! I love maraschino cherries and your cake looks so light and luscious! Thank you for bringing it to the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  12. Super yummy recipe! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. We love to party with you, so I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.. Have an amazing day! Lou Lou Girls

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Miz Helen