Cheery Cherry Cake

Celebrating is easy with a one-layer cake that goes together in a snap!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

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

  • 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
23%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
360mg
360%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
50g
50%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.