Sheet Cake with Sour Cherries

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4eggs
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 ¾ (16 ounce) cans pitted sour cherries, drained
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, or as needed
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large, rimmed baking sheet with butter.

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  • Step 2

    Combine 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, 1 cups plus 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla sugar, lemon zest, and salt in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition until batter is very foamy, about 10 minutes total.

  • Step 3

    Combine flour and baking powder and beat in alternately with the milk. Spread batter onto the prepared baking sheet, smoothing out with a spatula. Cover with cherries.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until cake is set, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool for about 30 minutes. Dust with 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar.

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