Washington Cream Pie

This cherry-topped cake is perfect every year to celebrate George Washington's birthday.

Yield

9 servings

Cake Ingredients

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated (white) sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup water

Filling Ingredients

1 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
Whipped cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Grease a 9-inch square baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour.

In a mixing bowl, beat eggs on high for 3 minutes; gradually add sugar. Combine flour and baking powder; stir into egg mixture alternately with water. Beat on low for 1 minute. Pour into prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool. Split cake into two layers.

For filling: Combine the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 minutes. Stir a small amount into eggs; mix well. Return all to pan. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thick. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Add the butter and vanilla; cool completely. Spread between cake layers. Cut into squares; top with pie filling and whipped cream.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

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