"My mother started making this recipe for George Washington's birthday when I was little. Chock full of cherries, chocolate chips and nuts, this moist cake is a winner any time of the year!" — Laurie Gonzales
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1 (21 ounce) can
cherry pie filling
1 (6 ounce) package
semisweet chocolate chips
confectioners' sugar for dusting
AMAZING!!!!! the cherries and nuts and choclate mix well with the moistness. definintely worth making
Neither my husband nor I liked this cake. I followed the recipe, didn't change or add. Served it to two different sets of friends. The 2nd couple are closer friends and they both said put in some coconut and you have a fruit cake. Bottom line, it was too heavy and not enough cherry flavor.
I decided to make this recipe because it was faceless and needed a photo and also, I had all the ingredients on hand. I baked it in a Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt pan for 1 hour. The next time I bake it, I plan on adding almond extract and maybe a light chocolate glaze. The cinnamon was very faint. We love chocolate and cherries and combined together, they made a very moist cake. It is a keeper for me! Thanks for sharing!
I made this today for a church social. People loved it. I loved it. Quite easy to make and tasty. I served it with whipped cream.
We have been making this recipe since I can remember. The only thing different is we spoon the batter into little cupcake holders. Then bake. Then sprinkle lightly with powder sugar. They are always a big hit.
It was okay, but tastes a little bit too much like a fruit cake. Too many nuts also.
Not a big hit in this house. Kind of dry. The cherries all sank to the bottom (the top when turned out of the pan). It was okay, but most of it was wasted. My son wouldn't even try it and my husband didn't like it. I truly wanted to like it, but I just didn't.
Very good but I couldn't get it to stay together.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
George Washington's Birthday Cherry Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 231
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