As a kid, I had a Hungarian friend. Her family always made this cake. I LOVED it. I have been thinking about it for over 20 years, but I have never seen sour cherries for sale. Until last week…when I saw canned tart red cherries for sale in my local grocery store. I was so excited. This is the best coffee type cake I have ever had. Both sweet and tart at the same time, I can eat an entire pan.
You can use fresh or frozen sour cherries if you can find them. I found the canned tart cherries at King’s Supermarket.
This cake is pretty easy to make. First drain your cherries and then coat them in 1 tbsp. of flour. Set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter, sugar, grand marnier and vanilla. Once the mixture is fluffy, beat in the egg.
Add 1/2 the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat well to thoroughly combine. Then add 1/2 the milk. Again, beat well to combine. Then repeat with the remaining flour and milk. The batter will be the consistency of icing.
Scoop the batter into a greased 9X13 pan. Sprinkle the cherries on top and bake for 25-30 minutes at 375 degrees.
- 14 oz canned tart red cherries or 2 cups fresh/frozen sour cherries
- 2 cups flour plus 1 tbsp
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Grand Marnier
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
Drain cherries and toss with 1 tbsp. of flour. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla and grand marnier. Once fluffy, beat in the egg.
Add 1/2 the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Beat well to fully combine.
Add 1/2 the milk and beat well to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
Scoop batter (it will be thick) into a greased 9X13 pan. Sprinkle cherries overtop.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.