The cook was away when I was at work on Monday, and the relief cooks were unavailable to fill in, which mean that the two office ladies were up. The menu: Shepherd's Pie (eeewww), biscuits, soup, salad, mixed veg, and this dessert, which I got to make since the office ladies were too busy to do themselves. I was only too happy to make this, since it gave me a bit of a break from muffin and cookie baking. I've actually made this dessert before, and it is really quick and easy.
Simple Cherry Dessert
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
1 can cherry pie filling
1. Cream together butter & sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add almond extract. Beat until nice and light and fluffy.
2. Sift in dry ingredients and combine.
3. Spread in a greased 9x13" pan. I was making a double recipe, and I was using a larger pan for this, but you get the idea.4. Get out your cherry filling. In my case, it comes in a big bucket. Man, I love this stuff! I could eat it right out of the bucket with a great big spoon (alas, I did not; but I did lick the scoop when I was done).5. Spoon the filling over the batter in big globs.
6. Bake at 350F for 45 - 50 minutes, or until the cake is done and pulling away from the sides of the pan. The finished product looks like this:Now, I actually used blueberry filling for this, because it's what we had on hand, so using other types of filling is perfectly OK. I didn't get to eat any of this, but I'm sure it was yummy - it couldn't be anything else!