Wednesday, February 6, 2013

RED TART CHERRY DELIGHT CAKE

With President's Day coming up I am featuring several cherry recipes.  Here is one I got years ago after moving to Texas.

1 purchased or homemade Angel Food Cake
2 pkgs Dream Whip
1 cup powdered sugar
1 pkg (8-oz) cream cheese softened
1 lb frozen cherries, thawed
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
water to moisten

Crumble the cake onto the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch cake pan.

Whip Dream Whip according to the package directions then add the powdered sugar and cream cheese mixing until well blended.  Spread mixture over the top of the cake.

In a medium saucepan, combine the cherries and 1/4 cup of water.  Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to simmer; add the sugar.

Combine the cornstarch with enough water to moisten into a paste; stir into the cherries.  Simmer until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly.  This will take about 2 to 4 minutes.  Allow to cool then pour over the cream cheese mixture.

Refrigerate to set before cutting into 12 squares for serving.

To serve, garnish each square with a dollop of frozen whipped topping, thawed, or whipped cream.

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