Traditional vanilla cake mixed with sour cherries and cream cheese through the middle
To make the sour cherry mixture:
Combine the sour cherries, sugar (1/4 cup), vanilla essence, almond essence, lemon and cornflour in a saucepan.
Cook until sauce thickens and allow to cool
Prepare the cake mixture:
Cream together butter and sugar (1 cup), then gradually beat in 3 eggs, one at a time until completely mixed in... add tablespoon of vanilla
Add flour and milk alternatively until combined
Add the cooled sour cherry mixture to the cake mixture and fold through not mixing it through entirely so that the cherry mixture ripples through the cake..
Prepare the cream cheese filling:
1 packet of cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla essence and beat until smooth..
Pour half mixture into prepared tin, add cream mixture, then add the remainder of the cake to the tin
Cook on 160 - 170 degrees celcius for about 45mins..
Once the cake has cooled, spread icing over the top and sprinkle with pecan nuts.
Icing: 1/2 packet cream cheese (125gms), icing sugar and vanilla
Combine all ingredients until smooth..
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