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michiana cherry cake

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Kathie Carr
North Liberty, IN

This is a favorite local recipe made when the tart cherries are ripe in early summer. Everyone seems to love it. I remember this recipe from as far back as the 1970's. The cake is easy to make. Also, its really different than anything else in my recipe collection and I hope you like it, too. I hope to get enough cherries to make this Saturday and post a picture of it. Michiana is short for Michigan-Indiana and refers to the Southern Michigan- Northern Indiana area.

(3 ratings)
yield 9 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For michiana cherry cake

  • CAKE:
  • 1 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 lg
    egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 c
    fresh, pitted, halved tart cherries
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans
  • whipped topping for serving with baked cake
  • or ice cream with warm cake

How To Make michiana cherry cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan. Set aside. Mix together flour, sugar, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix remaining ingredients in another bowl. Combine all remaining cake ingredients (including cherries) in large bowl. Mix well.
  • 2
    Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream or cold with whipped topping.

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