Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together, in a large bowl. Add the butter, eggs and buttermilk. Beat, with an electric mixer set at low speed, for 1/2 minute to blend. Beat for an additional 3 minutes at medium speed.
Pour the batter into two greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until the cake tests done. Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and finish cooling.
Combine the sifted confectioners' sugar, butter, juice, food coloring and vanilla extract in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add 1 more tablespoon of cherry juice, if necessary, to bring the frosting to a spreading consistency.
Spread the top of one layer with the Cherry Frosting. Sprinkle with all of the chopped cherries. Place the second layer on top and spread the sides and top with the remaining frosting. Garnish with whole cherries if desired.
Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Buttermilk Cake with Cherry Frosting
Amount Per Serving:
% Daily Value*
Total Fat23.37 g
Saturated Fat 14.31 g
Trans Fat 0.88 g
Total Carbohydrate103.36 g
Dietary Fiber 0.87 g
Sugars 82.27 g
Vitamin A 22.92 %
Vitamin C 2.53 %
Calcium 7.33 %
Iron 8.68 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.