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Ugly Cake (aka Cherry Cake)
From Wilma
Heritage Recipes -- Sour Cherries for Cherry Cake

My good friend of many years died a couple of years ago.  She was a very fine cook but stingy about sharing her recipes.  She did share one with me, however, which she called her Ugly Cake -- a sour cherry cake.  It became one that I enjoyed making and serving because it is such a lovely moist cake, exceedingly easy to make, and is a great company dessert. 

Ugly Cake (Cherry Cake)

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cherries, drained (reserve liquid and save)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs, well beaten
2 teaspoons soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts

Combine dry ingredients, add eggs, cherries, nuts and butter. Mix well.  (This is when the cake looks ugly. ) Pour into a 9 inch by 13 inch greased cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until done.

Juice of 1 can cherries
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon (heaping) cornstarch

Cook until thickened. Top cake squares with whipped cream, then dribble sauce over the cream


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