Hungarian Cherry Cake

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

A favorite summer dessert (when cherries are in season). Popular at picnics, BBQ's and when the "girls get together for coffee".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a 10x4-inch tube pan and sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  3. In a medium size bowl, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  4. Add egg yolks and beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Gradually beat in flour and salt.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
  7. On high speed, beat 1/4 cup sugar into whites, 2 tablespoons at a time, until they are stiff and glossy.
  8. Gently fold beaten whites into batter.
  9. Spread batter evenly in pan, top with cherries.
  10. Bake at 350°F for about 35-40 minutes.
  11. or until cake is set and toothpick comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, loosen sides and remove from pan.
  13. Cool completely on rack, drizzle cooled cake with almond glaze.
  14. ---Almond Glaze---.
  15. Mix powdered sugar, almond extract and water (1 teaspoon at a time) until smooth and the consistency of a thin syrup.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely delicious! The almond glaze nicely compliments the sweet cherries. I will definitely make another one of these cakes.