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cherry dessert cake squares

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a recipe by
Beth Goike
Elmont, NY

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cook time 50 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For cherry dessert cake squares

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 (16-ounce can pitted tart cherries
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

How To Make cherry dessert cake squares

  • 1
    Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating well. Add vanilla & blend well.
  • 2
    Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix thoroughly. Stir in pecans. Pour 2/3 batter into a greased & floured 9-inch square baking pan,spreading evenly.
  • 3
    Drain cherries,reserving juice. Stir cherries into remaining batter. Pour batter evenly over the first layer.
  • 4
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 mins. Cool. Cut cake into 3-inch squares.
  • 5
    Add water to cherry juice to equal 1 cup, combine remaining sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; stir well.Add cherry juice stirring well. Cook over low heat until clear and thickened. Stir in almond extract.
  • 6
    Serve squares with dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream spoon cherry topping over each serving.

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