Cherry Squares

"Yummy yellow cake with individual cherry toppings - delicious! This has been a family pleaser for over 30 years."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream together sugar and butter; add eggs, one at a time.
  • Add flour and lemon juice; mix well.
  • Pour into a greased 9x13 baking pan.
  • Mark off squares with a butter knife.
  • Put 1 spoonful of cherry pie filling in the middle of each square.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool until warm.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar; serve warm with ice cream.

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  1. Baby Kato
    We really enjoyed this lovely cake. It has a subtle lemon flavor that gets its pow from the cherries, the texture is wonderful. I served the cake warm with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a small scoop of ice cream, it was total ambrosia. What a great comfort dish, my dh was in heaven and ate most of the cake himself. Like Deb I found that I only used 1/2 the can of cheeries and that they all fell to the bottom of the cake. Next time I will add more of the cheeries. Thanks so much for sharing this quick and easy to make treat. I will be making this one again and again.
  2. Deb G
    My family and I are enjoying this, but I think I might have made a mistake or two. Okay, I put a spoonful of pie filling in each area marked as instructed---this used only half the can. When it finished cooking, the marks were no longer visible, and all the cherry pie filling is on the bottom. I did use self-rising flour, so I wonder if that was a mistake. Still it tastes good, and that is what is important. I am likely to make this again because, as I say, my family is enjoying it.


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