Almond Cherry Sheet Cake

Almond and Cherry are a match made in flavor heaven…

These sheet cake is moist and AMAZING! The Cherry Frosting itself will blow your mind. And as I have mentioned before, I am OBSESSED with almond extract… The smell alone gets my mouth watering!

The cake is moist and delicious. Another great thing about this cake is that it serves quite a few people because it is made in a cookie sheet so it is great for feeding a crowd.

This is definitely a cake you are going to want to try out! It truly is phenomenal!

Almond Cherry Sheet Cake from chef-in-training.com …Almond and Cherry are a match made in flavor heaven! This sheet cake is phenomenal!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Almond Cherry Sheet Cake
 
Almond and Cherry compliment each other wonderfully in this easy, delicious and moist sheet cake.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
Almond Cherry Sheet Cake
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons almond extract
  • ½ cup pitted and chopped fresh cherries, drain excess juice
Cherry Almond Frosting
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ cup pitted and processed fresh cherries, (processed meaning finely chopped in food processor) drain excess juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
Almond Cherry Sheet Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large microwave safe bowl, add water and butter and bring to a boil. Add flour and sugar, mix well. Add baking soda, almond extract and sour cream. Add the eggs and mix again. Stir in chopped cherries. Pour batter into a greased 13x18 inch cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until middle is set.
  4. Let cool completely and make frosting.
Almond Cherry Frosting
  1. In a medium microwave safe mixing bowl, bring butter and milk to a boil. Add powdered sugar, almond extract, cherries and salt and beat until smooth.
  2. Frost the top of cooled almond cherry sheet cake.
  3. Sprinkle top of cake with sliced almonds.

Enjoy!
(recipe adapted from this Almond Sheet Cake)

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  1. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    When I saw the title, I thought YES! She made something with almond extract in it. Both you and I are big fans and I know I would adore a big fat piece of this...right now! Pinned :)

  2. Joan

    5

    Creamy, and full of flavor, what is not to love!

  3. Regina

    This looks wonderful. Two favors that I love together. Quick question: what kind of cherries do you prefer for this recipe?

  4. cheryl

    This sounds so delicious! Did you
    use fresh cherries or canned in the cake? In the frosting, does "processed" mean canned cherries, the tart kind? Thanks, am wanting to make this.

    1. Chef in Training

      I used fresh cherries. I meant processed in a food processor for that part. It just finely chops the cherries. Sorry for the confusion :)

  5. Jessica

    When do you add the cherries to the batter? I didn't see that part in the directions. Or am I just confused and they're only in the frosting?

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry, you stir them in last before pouring that. I have now updated the recipe to state so. Thanks for bringing that to my attention :)

  6. Judy McNeal

    Do cherries go into cake batter?

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry, you stir them in last before pouring that. I have now updated the recipe to state so. Thanks for bringing that to my attention :)

  7. Samantha

    At what point do I add the cherries to the cake batter?

    1. Chef in Training

      Sorry, you stir them in last before pouring that. I have now updated the recipe to state so. Thanks for bringing that to my attention :)

  8. Kelly A

    Can't wait to try this...I love almond & cherries!!! Do you think you could use frozen cherries?

  9. DeAnn Caylor

    5

    This is my favorite cake. FAVORITE. I bake all the time - my daughter claims I bake every day but that's a slight exaggeration. Always from scratch and I've won money for my desserts. This cake, despite its simplicity and one-pan/one-layer construction, is a showstopper. It's that first bite. Trust me - bake this cake for your next gathering. Or for yourself, if you are like me and the author with respect to AllThingsAlmond.