Austrian Cherry Walnut Cake

Austrian Cherry Walnut Cake Recipe

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Vickie Parks


An Austrian recipe. It's a light snack cake that's great with a cup of hot coffee or tea.


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10 Min
50 Min


  • 1 cup
    glazed cherries, halved
  • 2 1/4 cups
    self-rising flour (if you don't have self-rising flour, use all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 tablespoon baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • 3/4 cup
    unsalted butter (12 tablespoons)
  • 2/3 cup
    white granulated sugar
  • 3 large
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1 1/2 cups
    finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup
    shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup
    confectioners' sugar, for dusting (optional)

How to Make Austrian Cherry Walnut Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Butter and lightly flour a 9-inch square baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss the halved cherries with 5 Tbsp flour until coated. Add the butter, and beat until soft. Add sugar and continue beating until mixture is light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and beating well after each addition.
  3. Alternately fold in remaining flour and milk, starting with and ending with flour. Fold in the flour-coated cherries, walnuts and coconut.
  4. Spoon mixture in an even layer in the prepared baking dish, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove baking dish from oven and let cool in pan completely before slicing.
  6. Just before slicing, sift a little confectioner’s sugar on top, if desired. Slice and serve. It’s a great snack cake to serve with coffee or tea.

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About Austrian Cherry Walnut Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German

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