Cherry Delight Cake Recipe

Cherry Delight Cake is very rich, refreshing, and a wonderful tasting dessert!  This cake uses fresh tart or “pie” cherries.  For many years we grew “pie” cherries; in fact we had an orchard full of them.  I was delighted to find this recipe because when you have a lot of cherries, you are looking for something to do with them other than making a lot of pies.  Making the Cherry Delight Cake was another great use for all those cherries.  It is my personal favorite dessert and I just know that everyone you serve this Cherry Delight Cake will absolutely love it.


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Cherry Delight Cake Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Delight Cake Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Cherry Delight Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups tart or "pie" cherries, fresh or frozen, pitted and lightly drained (reserve 1 cup juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/2 cup nuts (walnut, pecans, or hazelnuts), chopped
  • Whipped topping (optional)
Cherry Sauce:
  • 1 cup cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Cherry Delight Cake Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside.

  3. In a medium-size bowl, combine butter or margarine, egg, sour cherries, almond extract, and nuts: add to flour mixture.

  4. Bake, uncovered, in an ungreased 9-inch square pan 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cake is done when the internal temperature registers approximately 205 to 209 degrees F. on your cooking thermometer.

  5. Remove from oven and cut into squares while still warm.

  6. Prepare Cherry Sauce.  Serve the Cherry Delight Cake with Hot Cherry Sauce and prepared whipped topping.

Cherry Sauce Instructions:
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine cherry juice, cornstarch, sugar, almond extract, and butter or margarine; cook for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.


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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Cherry Delight Cake Recipe”

  1. Ann Landau

    I’ve made a cake very similar to this one for FORTY YEARS! Now I’ve got a partner who needs to be wheat-free. Do you have a suggestion?


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