Desserts, Recipes

Cherry Cake

Cherry Cake
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CHERRY CAKE – (Family & Traditional Newfoundland)

 

INGREDIENTS :

Butter (soft/room temp) – 1 ½ cups

White Sugar – 1 ¾ cups

Eggs (room temp) – 3

Vanilla Extract – 2 tsp

Almond Extract – 2 tsp

Flour (sifted) – 3 cups + ¼ cup for cherries

Baking Powder – 1 ½ tsp

Evaporated Milk -1 cup

Red Glace Cherries – 1 lb

 

INSTRUCTIONS :

 

Preheat oven 325°F

Grab a tube pan or bundt pan grease it, and dust it with flour

 

BOWL # 1

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy and smooth 3-5 min on medium speed

Add eggs one by one, mix well after each egg to fully incorporate

Add the vanilla and almond extract

 

BOWL # 2

Mix flour and baking powder

* Warm the evaporated milk in a sauce pan or in the microwave, not boiling hot just warm.

*Cut cherries into quarters and toss with a ¼ cup flour

 

MIX IT

Alternate adding Bowl 2 (dry ingredients) and the warm milk to Bowl 1 (butter mixture)

Fold the cherries into the cake batter with a wooden spoon.

 

BAKE

Bake 50 min to 1 hr. Check consistency with a toothpick if it comes out clean it is done. If necessary cover the top with foil after 45 min of cooking in case the top is getting too brown without being cooked fully throughout.

 

COOL

Take out of oven let cool in pan a few minutes then flip onto a wire rack to cool thoroughly.

 

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