George Washington's Birthday Cherry Cake Recipe -
George Washington's Birthday Cherry Cake Recipe
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George Washington's Birthday Cherry Cake

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    2 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly grease a 9-inch Bundt® pan with shortening, then dust with flour. Shake off any excess flour from the pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly combined. Gently mix in the cherry pie filling, chocolate chips and nuts, and scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs, about 1 hour. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then invert pan and remove cake. Allow cake to finish cooling on a rack; sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 25, 2011

AMAZING!!!!! the cherries and nuts and choclate mix well with the moistness. definintely worth making

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 22, 2011

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.

Aug 09, 2012

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!

Mar 01, 2011

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.

Dec 19, 2011

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.

Aug 22, 2011

It was okay, but tastes a little bit too much like a fruit cake. Too many nuts also.

Mar 15, 2011

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.

Feb 24, 2013

Very good but I couldn't get it to stay together.


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  • Calories
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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