Cherries Jubilee Cakes

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham  

Santa's secret: No one will ever guess these elegant little cakes came from a box of white cake mix and a can of cherries.

Yield: Makes 10 cakes
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 45 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours


Ingredients

  • 2 (14.5-oz.) cans pitted tart cherries in water
  • 1 (15.25-oz.) package white cake mix
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 (12-oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons clear cherry brandy (optional)
  • Garnishes: powdered sugar, edible glitter stars

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Drain cherries, reserving 3/4 cup liquid from cans. Coarsely chop 1/2 cup cherries, and drain well, pressing between paper towels to squeeze out excess juice.
  2. 2. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions; stir chopped cherries into batter.
  3. 3. Lightly grease 2 (6-cup) jumbo muffin pans with cooking spray. Spoon batter into 10 muffin cups, filling two-thirds full.
  4. 4. Bake at 350° for 17 to 19 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pans.
  5. 5. Meanwhile, bring remaining cherries, sugar, and reserved cherry liquid to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Stir together cornstarch and 2 Tbsp. water until combined. Quickly stir cornstarch mixture into cherry mixture, and cook, stirring often, 2 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat, and cool 15 minutes.
  6. 6. Hollow out a 2 1/2-inch hole from the top of each muffin. Top each with about 2 Tbsp. cherry mixture.
  7. 7. Spoon whipped topping into a medium bowl. Stir in brandy, if desired, just before serving. Dollop mixture over cakes. Serve immediately, or chill 24 hours.
  8. Note: We tested with Oregon Fruit Products Pitted Red Tart Cherries In Water.
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