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Cherry Almond Upside Down Cake

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  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Divided)
  Dry red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark sweet cherries 2 Pound, pitted
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Cooking spray 1
  Whole blanched almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), toasted
  Eggs 2 Large
  Egg whites 2 Large
  All purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Cup)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Preheat oven to 375°.
2. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and red wine in a large saucepan over low heat, stir until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a boil. Stir in cherries. Reduce heat to low, cook 5 minutes or until cherries just begin to soften, stirring frequently. Remove cherries from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving liquid in pan. Place cherries in a bowl, stir in lemon juice. Arrange cherries in an even layer in bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
3. Cook wine mixture over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Remove from heat, drizzle over cherries in prepared pan.
4. Place almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar in a food processor, and process until finely ground (do not process to a paste).
5. Place eggs and egg whites in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy,- slowly add remaining 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar. Beat until thick and lemon-colored (about 2 minutes).
6. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup,-level with a knife. Combine flour and salt. Gradually sift flour mixture over egg mixture, fold in. Fold in ground almond mixture. Carefully spoon batter over cherries in prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Place a plate upside down on top of cake, invert onto plate.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2861 Calories from Fat 607

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g101.2%

Saturated Fat 7.3 g36.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 423 mg141%

Sodium 1214.4 mg50.6%

Total Carbohydrates 522 g174%

Dietary Fiber 32.7 g130.9%

Sugars 371.8 g

Protein 66 g131.3%

Vitamin A 21.4% Vitamin C 109.7%

Calcium 47.5% Iron 81.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cherry Almond Upside Down Cake Recipe