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Sour Cherry Cake


  • 1 (16 ounce) can sour red cherries
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 rounded teaspoons sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and mix well.
  2. Add sour cream.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, cloves, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together.
  4. Add sifted dry ingredients to shortening-sugar mixture and beat.
  5. Drain juice from sour cherries. Mix cherries into batter only enough to slightly break up cherries.
  6. Pour into 13 x 9-inch pan and bake at 375 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Frost with your favorite chocolate icing.

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