Delicious cake with sour cherries in it and cherry sauce on top.
Saucy Cherry Cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
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.