Cherry Crunch Dessert

Recipe by Lavender Lynn

This recipe came from my cousins in Oklahoma years ago. ****The cherries are packed in cherry juice or water, not in thick pie filling***

Top Review by CaliforniaJan

This is an old recipe that I think could use with a face and calorie lift. But, it has a lot of potential and I would make it again with adjustments. Since I made it for photo tag, I did it as directed. Note that this recipe has 1 cup of butter and 2 cups of sugar in addition to the heavy syrup that the canned cherries have. It just was too sweet, almost candy-like. Next time I'll cut the amount of sugar in half and experiment with reducing the butter, maybe replacing part of it with juice?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (20 ounce) cans cherries, in juice
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 12 cup nuts


  1. Mix cherries&liquid, sugar, and flavoring.
  2. Grease 13 x 9 pan.
  3. Put cherry mixture in first.
  4. Sprinkle dry cake mix over cherry mixture.
  5. Sprinkle nuts over cake mix.
  6. Melt margarine and pour evenly as possible over all.
  7. Bake until brown and bubbly at 350°F 35-40 minutes.

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