Cherry Spice Cake

A wonderful dessert to serve on George Washington's birthday.


2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/4 teaspoons ground allspice

1 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves

1 stick butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar


2 eggs

1 (8 ounce) container plain low fat yogurt

1 (3.53 ounce) package dried cherries

confectioner’s sugar

1 pint low fat frozen vanilla yogurt

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Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly grease a square 9x9x2-inch baking pan.
In a medium bowl, sift together the first 6 ingredients.
In a large bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and honey together until well blended. Beat in one egg at a time and mix well after each addition. Using low speed on mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, alternately with the yogurt, until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Gently fold in cherries.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake approximately, 40-45 minutes, or until tester in center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool, about 5 minutes. Loosen edges with a knife. Invert pan over rack. Slightly shake cake to remove from pan. Allow to cool completely before serving. Sprinkle top with confectioner’s sugar. To serve, cut into 1-inch squares and top with low-fat frozen vanilla yogurt.
Yield: 9 squares.