Cherry Buckle Cake | Mostly Homemade Mom

Cherry Buckle Cake

April 9, 2015
Just flour, sugar, milk, and canned cherries for this incredibly simple and classic cake!




I hope you and your families had a wonderfully fun and blessed Easter this past weekend! The boys enjoyed not one, not two, but THREE different Easter Egg hunts! One in our neighborhood, one after church service on Sunday, and one at Grandmom's house after dinner.

It's so funny, Wesley (3) had been talking about HOW EXCITED he was to do these egg hunts all week. He and Silas would both wake up each morning and ask me how many more days until the egg hunts. My mom actually took them to the first hunt, the one our neighborhood had for all the kids, because I needed to pick up Silas' T-ball uniform.

I was shocked to come home and discover they literally had a grand total of ONE egg between the two of them from the hunt!

It turns out, Wesley decided not to hunt for eggs at all - he wasn't too sure of the big rush of kids and decided to just watch. And the few that Silas managed to grab he "shared" with one of his classmates he saw there. Who took them home with the rest of her eggs.

Sigh.

They had fun, though - and they certainly made up for the amount of eggs with the other two hunts that's for sure! Even as they get older I still can't predict how they're going to react to certain situations. It sure keeps things interesting around here, ha!

They sure did get excited over this cake though! Of course they go crazy for anything cherry or cherry flavored, so I knew this one would be a hit. I really REALLY like how easy and quick this cake is to get in the oven - it is so perfect for last minute guests or pot lucks at church. Just a word of warning: it will look like a TON of liquid on top of the batter before you put it in the oven, that's the way it works don't worry! As the batter bakes it "buckles" around the cherries and the liquid and creates a very moist layer underneath. Yum!




Cherry Buckle Cake

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter, sliced
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 14.5 oz can red tart cherries, drained and juice reserved
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place sliced butter in the bottom of a square baking dish. Place dish into oven for 5-7 minutes until butter is melted.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder and milk. Top melted butter with batter spreading out as needed.
  3. Sprinkle cherries evenly over batter. Sprinkle 2/3 cup sugar over cherries.
  4. Pour reserved cherry juice over cake.
  5. Return to oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cake to cool 15 minutes before serving.



This cake is SO good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream while it's still warm. A perfect spring/summer dessert!


Here are some more of my favorite cherry desserts:


Cherry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread




Cherry Chocolate Cake




Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars




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