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
  • 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.


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