Dried Cherry Cake

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Great cake to have with coffee!!!

Dried Cherry Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) container vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

Instructions

1 Combine cherries, hot water, and almond extract: let stand 20 minutes. Drain cherries, and pat dry between layers of paper towels. Set aside.

2 In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and 1 cup white sugar. Add yogurt, eggs, and oil. Stir well. Fold in cherries. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 inch round cake pan.

3 Stir pecans and 1 tablespoon white sugar together. Sprinkle on top of batter in pan.

4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Serve warm, or at room temperature.