This cake will very beautiful at Christmas or New Years table, but most of all its very delicious.
Pastry dough is filled with sweet tart cherry filling and layered with sweet sour cream and whipped cream.
4 cups flour
2 1/4 sticks butter,cold and sliced
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 (12 ozs) cherries in syrup or frozen
3/4 cup sugar
31/2 tablespoons corn starch
4 cups sour cream
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups sugar
Optional toppings- Shredded chocolate, drizzled chocolate, shredded coconut or coconut flakes.
First start with cherries, because they need to be cooled.
In a medium sauce pan, combine cherries with syrup or frozen cherries with sugar.
Bring it to slight boil and mix and cook until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat.
Let it cool down for about 3-4 minutes and add the starch. Mix well.
Let it cool completely while you make the dough.
*If you don’t want to mess around, you can skip the part of cooking cherries in syrup by just using pitted cherries in water or syrup(drained).
In a mixing bowl combine flour,sugar,salt,baking powder.
Add butter and rub with your hands making a crumble.
Add sour cream and vanilla.
Combine the ingredients to form a dough.
Heat oven to 375 degrees
Divide dough into 15 oval discs.
Roll out the dough one at a time.Cover the rest with plastic wrap.
Arrange cherries in a straight line.
Pinch the dough and sides together.
Transfer to a large cookie/baking sheet.(about 4-5 logs per sheet)
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Beat sour cream and sugar.
Add heavy whipping cream and beat for another minute or so.
adding vanilla is optional.
Arrange about 5 logs on a large plate.Spread generous amount of cream.
Next layer arrange 4 logs on top of the first bottom layer.Add cream.
Repeat the steps, forming a pyramid or a mountain.
Sprinkle or drizzle with your choice of topping.
Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.