Hungarian Sour Cherry Cake (Megyes Pite)


Hungarians use sour cherries (called meggye) in several dishes - including in a cold cherry soup - and there are several ways in which sour cherries appear in desserts. Here they adorn a low rise sheet cake which is perfect with coffee - and some people even love it for breakfast!

You'll notice that this recipe uses Kirsch aka Kirschwasser. Though made from morello cherries "kirschwassers have a refined taste with subtle flavors of cherry and a slight bitter-almond taste that derives from the stones." [Source

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