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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cherry Cake Squares

We usually have cherry pound cake at Christmas, but thought I'd try these squares this year. Good idea!
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And if you'd like to try my Cherry Pound Cake here is the link to the recipe:

Cherry Cake Squares
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup glaced cherries, quartered

  • 2 cups icing sugar 
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 tbsp milk
  1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts and beat well.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, folding to combine well.
  5. Fold in the chopped cherries.
  6. Spread in a parchment lined 9 inch square baking pan and bake for 45-55 minutes at 350 F.
  7. A cake tester inserted in the center should come out clean.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Frost with vanilla frosting.
  10. For the frosting beat together the butter, icing sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Add the milk only a little at a time until the proper consistency is achieved.
  11. Spread over the cooled cake and cut into squares

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