Easy Cherry Danish

Michele Wallace


Everyone's favorite at the office!


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Depends on how large your slices are
15 Min
35 Min


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  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 4
  • 3 c
  • 1 can(s)
    cherry pie filling

  • 2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Easy Cherry Danish


  1. Lightly grease a jelly roll pan. Blend the following ingredients with a mixer: sugar, butter, shortening, baking powder, vanilla, almond extract and eggs. If you aren't in the habit of keeping almond extract around, just replace it with vanilla. If a little vanilla is good, more is better! Blend on low, then turn up the mixer to high for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and blend by hand. Spread 2/3 of the batter in the jelly roll pan. Spread the pie filling over the batter and then, drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls onto the pie filling.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Don't let it brown too much! While the cake is still slightly warm, drizzle with glaze.
  4. Directions for Glaze
  5. 1 Mix the confectioners' sugar, butter, and vanilla together.
  6. 2 Adding half the milk (or orange juice) to start with, stir in to make a thick glaze, adding just a drop at a time more until you get a nice thick glaze.
  7. 3 Spread or pour immediately over warm Danish.

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About Easy Cherry Danish

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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