Cherry Bake with Pound Cake Topper


No cherry cobbler recipe has ever been this good. Instead of baking your own topper, this recipe uses crumbles of pound cake for an extra rich cherry and cranberry dessert.

Cherry Bake with Pound Cake Topper
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 6 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened pitted tart red cherries (about 1 3/4 lb.)

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ 10.75 ounce frozen pound cake, thawed and coarsely crumbled

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan combine granulated sugar and cornstarch; stir in cherries and cranberries. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract.

  2. In a small bowl beat cream cheese, brown sugar, and lemon juice with a mixer on low to medium until smooth.

  3. Spread about half of the fruit mixture into a 2-qt. rectangular baking dish. Spoon cream cheese mixture in mounds on top of fruit mixture. Top with remaining fruit mixture. Cover dish with foil.

  4. Bake 15 minutes. Discard foil. Sprinkle fruit mixture with cake pieces and drizzle with melted butter. Bake about 15 minutes more or until evenly bubbly. Cool on wire rack 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

434 Calories
16g Fat
72g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 434
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Total Sugars 57g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 313mg 7%
Folate, total 14.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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