Oh my goodness, you have to try this recipe for Cherry Strudel Cake! C-H-E-R-R-Y S-T-R-U-D-E-L C-A-K-E! Let that sink into your brain. What a fabulous recipe. When I saw the ingredients list for this recipe I had to admit I was intrigued. You start with a cake mix (I use butter recipe golden cake mix), then you have the typical stuff like eggs, butter and water.
But this recipe did everything completely different! First, after reserving some of the cake mix for the streusel topping, you add flour and YEAST to the rest. That’s right, yeast! Then you add eggs and hot water to the mix which will activate the yeast so that it raises when you bake it in the oven. Top the yeast layer with cherry pie filling, then a streusel topping. After you bake the cake you drizzle a lovely powdered sugar icing on top that includes almond flavoring. WOW!
Years ago when the Internet was just getting started up I found lots of recipes that I wanted to try out. One particular website had many great looking recipes for homemade breads and desserts. I don’t remember how I found the recipe, but I stumbled across a lot of recipes that I saved and every now and then I go back through and find one of those recipes and decide to give it a try.
Almost all of them have turned out sensationally. I wanted to make a fairly easy dessert for some friends who were moving some of their stuff from storage to their new home on Friday. Cherry Strudel Cake turned out to be that recipe. I followed the recipe and made no changes until I came to the icing. I had to decrease the amount of liquid to get a thicker icing. I recommend you do the same if you make this recipe.
Cherry Strudel Cake really turns out more like a luscious and dreamy breakfast coffeecake rather than a typical dessert cake, but certainly you can serve it for either occasion and it will be enjoyed by all. In the words of the family members who tasted Cherry Strudel Cake, “It was sooooooo good.” She also wanted the recipe so I determined to get this one posted quickly.
If you’re looking for a scrumptious and delectable breakfast coffeecake or dessert cake filled with cherries and glazed with powdered sugar and almond icing, then Cherry Strudel Cake is for you! This cake will make you drool. It’s addictive and mouthwatering. It’s also a great idea for holiday breakfasts, Mother’s Day, and special occasions. Everyone will want a slab–maybe even more than one!
Cherry Strudel Cake is some mouthwatering dessert!
Cherry Strudel Cake is a great breakfast for holidays and special occasions. You can serve this for breakfast or dessert!
Cherry Strudel Cake is filled with cherry pie filling and drizzled with an awesome almond powdered sugar glaze.
Here’s what I did.
The ingredients on the left are for the cake and the ingredients on the right are for the icing (plus hot water).
Set aside 1 1/2 cups of cake mix. To remaining cake mix, add flour, eggs, yeast and warm water.
Stir ingredients to combine. Grease or spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Spread cake mixture into prepared pan. Mixture will be sticky.
Evenly spread a can of cherry pie filling over top of the cake batter.
Cut butter into reserved cake mix until coarse crumbs appear.
Sprinkle streusel over top of cherry pie filling.
Bake about 35-40 minutes at 350 or until set. Allow cake to cool.
Whisk icing ingredients together.
Spread Almond Powdered Sugar Glaze over top of cooled cake. Allow glaze to set up and harden before cutting.
I didn’t have time to allow the icing to harden much before cutting into this because I made it for someone else and was on a time crunch. But even though it was a little on the gooey side, that didn’t take away from the marvelous taste. Cherry Strudel Cake is so beautiful and festive. It’s a great dessert to make during the holidays or Valentine’s Day.
Doesn’t Cherry Strudel Cake look delectable?
Here’s the recipe.
CHERRY STRUDEL CAKE
(Recipe adapted from Cooks Recipes)
- 1 (18.25-ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 cup Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 cup warm water
- 1 (21-ounce) can Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease and flour a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.
- Measure out 1 1/2 cups of cake mix (reserve remaining mix for later) and combine with yeast, flour, eggs and water.
- Spread in prepared baking pan.
- Spread cherry pie filling over dough evenly.
- Combine remaining dry cake mix with butter until crumbly.
- Sprinkle over pie filling.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
- Allow to cool and drizzle with the glaze.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 tablespoons hot water
- 1 teaspoon almond flavoring
- Combine all ingredients in bowl, mixing well.
- Drizzle over baked cake.
Cherry Strudel Cake is ooey, gooey and delicious!
I think you will find every mouthful of Cherry Strudel Cake absolutely scrumptious. Make up a batch of Cherry Strudel Cake the next time you have company and it will disappear in no time!
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