Silvi’s Cherry Nut Cake

1½ cups sugar
½ cup shortening
1½ cups drained and pitted sour cherries
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups sifted flour
3 eggs
4 tbs. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. soda

  1. Drain cherries and spread on a paper towel to dry.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening.
  3. Add sour cream and well beaten eggs.
  4. Add flour and soda half at a time and beat well.
  5. Mixture will be thick and heavy.
  6. Mix in vanilla and nuts by hand.
  7. Fold in cherries until well combined with cake mixture.
  8. Bake in loaf or angel food pan at 350° to 400° for 45 min. to 1 hr.

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