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Cheery Cherry Cake

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

Celebrating is easy with a one-layer cake that goes together in a snap! ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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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