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Cheery Cherry Cake

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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Celebrating is easy with a one-layer cake that goes together in a snap!

Ingredients

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2/3
cup sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup shortening
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
2
egg whites
8
maraschino cherries, cut into eighths
1
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cherry or vanilla frosting (from 16-oz container)
Gummy rings candy, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and side of 8- or 9-inch round cake pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined. Add shortening, milk and cherry juice. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg whites. Beat 2 minutes. Fold in cherries; pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Spread with frosting. Decorate with candies.

Expert Tips

Poke candles or lollipops through centers of candies into cake. The lollipops will look like blooming flowers!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
50g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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