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Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle

Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle

Ingredients
5 cups angel food cake cubes
1/4 cup cherry liqueur, optional
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
8 ounces frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed, divided
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
1 can (21 ounces) cherry filling or topping

Directions
Place cake cubes in large bowl. Sprinkle with liqueur if desired; let stand 30 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and cream cheese; beat until blended.

Reserve 2 tablespoons whipped topping; fold remaining topping into cheese mixture.

Stir topping mixture and pecans into cake cubes; mix well.

Spoon cake mixture into a pretty glass or crystal bowl.

Spread cherry filling evenly over top. Or, if desired, layer one-half cake mixture and cherry filling; repeat layers.)

Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours. Garnish servings with reserved topping.

Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Heavenly Cherry Angel Food Trifle

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Black Forest Cheesecake

Black Forest Cheesecake

Ingredients
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 chocolate crumb crust (8 inches)
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling

Directions
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Fold in whipped topping.

Spread half of the mixture evenly into crust. Fold cocoa and confectioners’ sugar into remaining whipped topping mixture; carefully spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Cut into slices; top each slice with cherry pie filling. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Black Forest Cheesecake

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Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract

FILLING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Cut in butter until crumbly. Reserve 3/4 cup crumb mixture. Add the baking powder, baking soda and salt to remaining crumb mixture. Stir in the egg, sour cream and almond extract until blended. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan with removable bottom.

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 1 minute. Add egg; beat just until combined. Spread over crust. Carefully top with pie filling. Sprinkle with almonds and reserved crumb mixture.

Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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cherry cake

Cherry Cake (British)

Ingredients
1 cup glacé cherries
1 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup softened butter, plus extra for greasing
3/4 cup sugar
1 lemon, finely grated zest only
1/4 cup ground almonds
3 large free-range eggs

For the decoration
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 lemon, juice only
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
5 glacé cherries, quartered

Directions
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Grease a 23cm/9in bundt tin or savarin mould with butter.

Cut the cherries into quarters. Set aside five of the quartered cherries for the decoration later. Put the rest of the quartered cherries in a sieve and rinse under running water. Drain well then dry thoroughly on kitchen paper and toss in two tablespoons of the flour.

Measure all the remaining ingredients into a large bowl and beat well for two minutes to mix thoroughly. Lightly fold in the cherries. Turn into the prepared tin.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes until well risen, golden-brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, mix the icing sugar together with the lemon juice to a thick paste. Drizzle over the cooled cake using the back of a spoon, sprinkle over the toasted almonds and reserved cherries.

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Cherry Cola Cake

Cherry Cola Cake

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter, cubed
1 cup cherry-flavored cola
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

FROSTING:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
2 tablespoons frozen cherry-pomegranate juice concentrate, thawed
Fresh sweet cherries with stems

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottoms of two greased 9-in. round baking pans with parchment paper; grease paper. Divide marshmallows between pans.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar and baking soda. In a small saucepan, combine butter, cola and cocoa; bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and vanilla until blended; add to flour mixture, whisking constantly. Pour into prepared pans, dividing batter evenly. (Marshmallows will float to the top.)

Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire racks; remove paper. Cool completely.

For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Beat in marshmallow creme and juice concentrate on low speed just until blended.

Place one cake layer on a serving plate; spread top with 1 cup frosting. Top with remaining cake layer; spread with remaining frosting. Decorate with cherries. Yield: 12 servings.

Editor’s Note: To frost sides as well as top of cake, double amounts for frosting.

Recipe found here: Cherry Cola Cake

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Black Cherry Cream Parfaits

Black Cherry Cream Parfaits

Ingredients
2 packages (3 ounces each) black cherry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 cups black cherry soda, chilled
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 can (15 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in soda; refrigerate for 2 hours or until partially set.

In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Stir cherries and walnuts into gelatin; fold in whipped cream. Spoon into parfait glasses. Chill until firm. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Black Cherry Cream Parfaits

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Easy Cherry Cobbler

Easy Cherry Cobbler

Ingredients
1 can (20 ounces) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups reduced-fat biscuit/baking mix
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar, divided
1/2 cup fat-free milk
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine, melted

Directions
In a large bowl, combine pie filling and extract; spread into a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the baking mix and 2 tablespoons sugar. In another bowl, combine the milk and margarine. Stir milk mixture into dry ingredients until a soft dough forms.

Drop dough by spoonfuls over warmed pie filling. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes until topping is golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Cherry Cobbler

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