Fresh Cherry Cake

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A white cake made with fresh cherries and cherry juice. My wife’s favorite!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar, divided
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups halved and pitted cherries
  • 1 ¼ cups cherry juice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a deep 9×13-inch baking dish.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl.

Place 1 cup sugar and butter in a separate bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in milk and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix until batter is well blended and thick, 2 to 3 minutes.

Spread batter in the prepared baking dish; arrange cherries on top. Drizzle cherry juice over the cherries. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup sugar over the surface.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Preparation time: 25 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 12 – Yield: 12 servings



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