Monday, August 25, 2008

Cherry Slices coffee cake

This is a wonderful recipe for breakfast or coffee with a big group. It makes lots!! Even though it calls for a can of cherry pie filling, blueberry and peach work well too. I got this recipe from a quilting friend, many years ago and have used it lots. Hope you enjoy it!

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar

  • 4 Eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • 3 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 16 oz. can of cherry pie filling(can use blueberry or peach, too)

Cream together the shortening and sugar thoroughly. Add the 4 eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add the vanilla and almond extract. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, Mix thoroughly. Set aside one cup of the dough and spread the rest into a greased 10x15 jelly roll pan. Spread a can of cherry pie filling over the dough to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Drop remaining 1 cup batter by spoonfuls over cherry pie filling. Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees until light golden brown. When cool drizzle with powdered sugar frosting. Use about 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and enough milk to make it drizzle over cake. Enjoy!!!

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