Hungarian Cherry Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Dee514

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

Top Review by Irmgard

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

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.

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