Saucy Cherry Cake

Delicious cake with sour cherries in it and cherry sauce on top.

Original recipe makes 1 -9 inch square cake


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 (16 ounce) can pitted sour red pie cherries
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the bottom only of one 9×9 inch square baking pan. Drain the sour cherries, reserving the liquid.
  2. Combine the flour,1 cup of the sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in the shortening and eggs at medium speed until well blended. Fold in the nuts and 1 cup of the drained cherries. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve cake warm or cooled with Cherry Sauce spooned over the top.
  4. To Make Cherry Sauce: In a small saucepan combine 1/3 cup sugar, corn starch, remaining cherries and the reserved juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally mixture is thick and clear.


Calories: 193 kcal
Carbohydrates: 35 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Fat: 5.2 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 3.2 g
Sodium: 152 mg