Recipe by Plvic-52
"A delicious homemade Polish cake with cherries for the whole family."
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2 1/2 cups
pitted sweet cherries
1 (6 ounce) container
I really screwed this one up the first time through :) Always good to remember to add the sugar! But I also cooked the cherries per the directions and ended up accidentally caramelizing them.
So, the second time I made it, it came out pretty well. I used about 2.5 cups of cherries the second time, and simmered them on medium low heat (3.5 on my electric) with 1.5 T of butter and a little extra sugar - rounded tablespoon. This produced a lot more juice.
I think if I make it again though, I'd use even more cherries because where it has juice and cherries, it's the tastiest. Also, I pulled it out at 35 minutes instead of the 40 recommended. I think it may have been done before that though - I'll experiment with times for the next time I make it.
I'd also probably try adding vanilla and a little dash of salt to bring out more flavor in the cake itself.
The cake is not terribly moist, but it's flavorful. It's not overly sweet, and tastes great with ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. I think it would also be great with whipped cream or a powdered sugar glaze.
I think it'd be good with blueberries too - I may try that next time.
Update: Made this a 2nd time and added almond extract, used different cherries and added a streusel. Wow! Delicious - moist and flavorful.
I found this a little dry and tasteless. Really more like a muffin than a cake.
The only change I made was to use sour cream for the yogurt. This definitely is a more dry cake and I like mine a little more moist, so I may experiment and add more sour cream/yogurt next time. Mine was also done at just about 30 minutes, so definitely check it when you smell it baking! Thanks for sharing!
I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain. Also used 2 1/2 cups of cherries. Served it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!
This really was very tasty. We ate it for dessert last night and breakfast this morning. I had a bunch of sweet cherries from a friend's tree and needed to use them up. My changes after reading other's reviews: I used a full cup of plain greek yogurt, added a tsp almond extract to the batter and increased the cherries to 2 1/2 cups. The only thing I plan on doing differently next time is use even more cherries. I think this needs at least 3 cups of pitted cherries. Excellent recipe!
Really good - followed suggestions of others and did the following - doubled the cherries, sugar, and butter they were cooked in, added 1 cup plain yogurt and 1 tbsp vanilla. Next time will add almond extract!
I made this cake for my Polish aunt on her birthday and she and the rest of my family enjoyed it so much. I will definitely make this recipe again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Polish Cherry Cake
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 123
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