Cherry Spice Cake

Cherry Spice Cake

Barbara Pohozoff 0

"An elegant three layer cake that is moist and spicy and frosted with a delicious cream cheese frosting. This is a family favorite at Christmas in our household! I cut red and green candied cherries in half and decorate the top in a wreath pattern."

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 706 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 706 kcal
  • 35%
  • Fat:
  • 28.1 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs:
  • 110.8g
  • 36%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 339 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans. Place the cherry pie filling into the container of a food processor. Pulse until roughly chopped.
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Alternate stirring in the dry ingredients and cherry pie filling. Stir just until blended. Divide the batter evenly between the three pans.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pans on a wire rack. When the cakes have cooled enough to handle, tap them out of the pans and allow them to cool completely on the wire rack.
  4. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese, 1 cup butter, milk and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until blended. Gradually mix in the sugar, stirring until smooth. Spread frosting between the layers and onto the sides and top of the cake.
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This cake is just marvellous, however I did tweak it up a bit. As I was creaming the butter and sugar together the butter had looked like wayyyy too little as it was only 1/2 cup to 2 cups sugar, and so I threw in 1/2 cup of cream cheese and creamed it with the sugar until fluffy. Also instead of baking it in 3 pans I baked it in a bundt pan. The result, a wonderful scrumcious yummy moist cake. Everyone loved it!



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First I must say I'm not a big fan of cake. That said, I thought this was fabulous! It sounded wonderful so I had to try it. I put it in a bundt pan and it came out beautiful. I cut the frosting in half and I still had plenty left over. I must say that the frosting was of a too soft consistency and was almost running off the cake. I have had better cream cheese frosting. I will use my own recipe for that the next time. I also used the whole can of cherries.(Comstock) The cake was super moist. Next time I'll maybe get 2 cans of cherries, drain the sauce off 1 can and add some whole cherries to it. I would like more cherry flavor. I took leftovers to work and the girls all flipped over it. My family really enjoyed it too. Great recipe and thanks for sharing!