1 box white cake mix
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 cans (16-oz each)pitted red tart cherries (do not drain)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp liquid red food coloring
3/4 tsp almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a bowl. Add the cherries, including the juice, melted butter, food coloring, and almond extract; stir to mix well. Spoon this mixture over the top of the cake batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve topped with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.