Friday, February 20, 2015

Cherry Kuchen

This is a fairly simple recipe that uses can pie filling.  It's great for coffee get together with friends.  

Cake Ingredients:
2 sticks butter, room temperature (soft)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
pinch salt
3 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 can 21ounce cherry pie filling or what ever you like

1 cup powder sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
milk  (approx. 3 tsp.)  as needed to get a thin glaze consistency

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a separate bowl add flour, salt and baking powder.  Sift ingredients, set to side.  

In mixing bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy about 3 to 4 minutes.  Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until creamy and smooth.   Mix flour and baking powder and add slowly to creamed butter mixture.   Do not over beat after the mixture is combined well.  Remove about 1 1/2 cups of dough and set to side.  Spread remaining dough onto a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan.  Spread evenly and bake in oven for about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven spread pie filling onto dough.  Add remaining dough into small golf size mounds onto pie filling.  Place back in oven and bake for another 30 minutes, until golden brown on top. Place pan on a cooling rack and cool in pan.  Drizzle glaze over Kuchen and cool completely before cutting into bars.  Enjoy.  

I have tried different pie fillings and they are all delicious.

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