Cherry-Almond Snack Cake Recipe
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Cherry-Almond Snack Cake Recipe

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Dried cherries and almond flavoring give this tender golden cake from our Test Kitchen a sweet-tart flavor, and crushed almonds lend a nice crunch to each tasty square. It's great for snacking or afternoon tea.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat stick margarine, softened
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries, finely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 169 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, beat the margarine, sugar substitute and honey. Beat in the egg and almond extract (mixture will appear curdled). Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk. Stir in almonds and cherries.
  2. Spread into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Parkay Light stick margarine and Splenda No Calorie Sweetener.
Originally published as Cherry-Almond Snack Cake in Light & Tasty October/November 2004, p50

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"This is a moist and very flavorful snack cake. Would recommend finely chopping vs grinding the almonds. Was a hit at my weekly diet class."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I used regular sugar and butter in the amounts give. I added 1/4 tsp cherry extract to increase the cherry flavor. I thought about putting some mini chocolate chips in, but opted for drizzling some melted chocolate on top which makes them taste like a chocolate covered cherry. Delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"this recipe is very good and easy to make."

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"I am a diabetic and really enjoyed the taste of this Snack Cake. It seems like everything I make for the diabetic diet, the rest of my family does not, but they all enjoyed this one."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"I love the cherry-almond scent of Jergen's lotion. When i baked this moist cake my whole house smelled delicious."

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