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