Friday, February 12, 2010

Cherry Puddles Cake

We tried this recipe last night and it is a new favorite. We all loved it!! If you like cherries, I bet you will really like this cake too! We plan to make another for our family's Valentine supper. You could add it to your Valentine's day menu, too!

Cherry Puddles Cake
½ c. margarine, softened
1 c. sugar
½ cup buttermilk
4 eggs (or substitute equal to 4 eggs)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 can (20 oz.) light cherry pie filling
Confectioner’s sugar, optional

In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar. Beat in buttermilk, egg, lemon juice, and vanilla. Combine flour & baking soda; add to the creamed mixture. Pour into a 13x9x2” pan coated with cooking spray. Spoon small amounts of filling into the batter at equal intervals. (We decided to swirl the top using a knife). Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Dust with confectioner’s sugar, if desired. Makes 24 servings.
One serving: 134 calories, 21g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, 4 g fat.
* If you don't have buttermilk, you can simply make it. For the 1/2 cup needed for this recipe, just pour 1/2 cup regular milk into a cup and add 1/2 Tbsp. vinegar. Let sit for 15 minutes on counter. Then stir it and use it in your recipe!*

Let me know if you try it ... and if you like it!

...and Happy Valentine's Day, too!


  1. This recipe sounds yummy and looks so pretty! I hope to make it for my family on Washington's Birthday.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Mrs. Druck

  2. Thanks Mrs. Druck. I hope your family likes it too. We just made it again for Valentine's Day and used Red Raspberry pie filling my mom found at Giant. It was very good too. I think I like cherry better (so does mom) but my dad liked the red raspberry better.