I had never eaten this treat prior to attempting to bake it. It feels very retro to me, which makes sense, given that I think its heyday was the 1950’s when maraschino cherries were all the rage. However, given that it’s a piece of American nostalgia and a favorite of many, I wanted to give it a try.
After looking at a bunch of recipes, I decided to go with the King Arthur Flour version as it looked super moist and their picture showed that buttery sugary goodness oozing off the platter. YUM.
I think I under-baked my cake just a tad as I was so fearful of the sugar burning. Just follow the instructions and you’ll be fine. Don’t get all antsy like I did! 🙂