Langley Family Christmas: Newfoundland Cherry Cake

Dee Stead says cherry cake – made with evaporated milk – is a Christmas tradition in Newfoundland.

  • Dec. 9, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Newfoundland Cherry Cake

1 ½ cup butter

2 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp almond extract

3 cup flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 c up lukewarm, undiluted evaporated milk

1 pound halved glace cherries mixed with ¼ cup flour

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and almond extracts. Sift together the flour and baking powder.

Fold dry ingredients into the creamed mixture alternately with the lukewarm milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.  (Add flour in 3 portions and milk in 2 portions.) Fold in the halved glace cherries that have been tossed at the last minute in the ¼ cup flour.

Bake in greased and floured spring form pan, tube pan or loaf pans lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325 F for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of your pan. Baking times vary greatly on this recipe so rely on the toothpick test to ensure that it is properly baked (when a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean). Be careful not to go past this stage or the cake will be dry.

Let the cake cool in the pan/s for 10 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

from Dee Stead

I grew up in Newfoundland, where Cherry Cake is a must at Christmastime. “Newfie Cherry Cake” must contain only evaporated milk, which gives it a super-rich taste and texture. Because my family loves it, I make it not only for the holiday season, but several times throughout the year.

Just Posted

Langley overpass widening completed

The 208th Street overpass is now four lanes.

Tournament trip wraps up season for North Langley Peewee

North Langley Peewee players took part in Kelowna tournament.

Man airlifted to hospital following mushroom farm stabbing

Abbotsford Police speaking with two men from the scene

Abbotsford man faces charges in Delta hit and run

Five men were injured in the June 2017 incident in Ladner

Langley Township council candidate works with PuCKS

The newest candidate was born and raised in Langley.

VIDEO: AOK took Langley home and ‘made it amazing’

Volunteers did two weeks of repairs and retrofitting to make the Adam family house safe and livable.

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Surrey RCMP issue warning after third sexual assault since Sunday

It is the third sexual assault reported this week in Surrey

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

B.C. dad pens letter urging overhaul of youth health laws after son’s fatal overdose

The Infants Act currently states children under 19 years old may consent to medical treatment on own

Singh sides with B.C. in hornet’s nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

Singh had called for a more thorough environmental review process on the proposal

Aldergrove students build community ties

Friendly baseball game between students and Langley Mounties enjoyed by all

VIDEO: Campers leave big mess at rural Vancouver Island campsite

Vehicle parts, garbage, a mattress, lawn chairs, beer cans, and even fecal matter left in the area

VIDEO: B.C. woman gets up-close view of Royal wedding

Kelly Samra won a trip back to her home country to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’

Most Read