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Low-Fat Cherry-Almond Angel Cake

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Make a very cherry angel food cake complete with cherry glaze. The hardest part will be deciding who gets a slice with a cherry on top.
Created May 16, 2018
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ white angel food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice


  • 1
    Move oven rack to lowest position (remove other racks). Heat oven to 350°F. In extra-large glass or metal bowl, beat cake mix, cold water and extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Carefully fold in cherries. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan. (Do not use fluted tube cake pan or 9-inch angel food pan or batter will overflow.)
  • 2
    Bake 37 to 47 minutes or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately turn pan upside down onto glass bottle, or rest edges on 2 to 4 cans of equal height until cake is completely cooled, about 2 hours. Run knife around edge of cake; remove from pan.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix butter, icing sugar and enough cherry juice for desired spreading consistency. Spread glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Garnish with whole cherries, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Prepare cake as directed in high altitude directions on box-- except add almond extract with the water. Bake 41 to 51 minutes.
  • Tip 2
    Purchasing Look for maraschino cherries with or without stems.Use any remaining cherries to top the cake or other sweet treats, including ice cream.
  • Tip 3
    Substitution Cherry or almond? Cherry extract can be used in place of almond; the two extracts have very similar flavouring qualities.

Nutrition Information

250 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 55g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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