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Easy Cherry Kuchen

Easy Cherry Kuchen

Easy and delicious and quite festive.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


Units Scale

For dough,

  • 250 grams of all-purpose flour (2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 125 grams of softened butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • zest one lemon
  • 1/3 cup cold water

For the filling,

  • 2 cups cherries or sour cherries, I used canned
  • 1 cup of milk, I use semi-skimmed
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar


  1. For the dough: Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.  Butter the springform pan.
    Beat butter until creamy, add sugar and beat until incorporated. Add the lemon zest and egg, and beat until mixed.
    Sugar and butter and eggs
  2. Add flour and baking powder, mix, and add water, and a very soft, moist dough should form.
    Adding flour to the dough
  3. Transfer to the pan and spread with a spatula creating a good edge so it will hold the filling. Prick with a fork and bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned.
    Dough on the pan Dough on the pan
  4. For the filling: In the same bowl, whisk the milk, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup of cold water and add to the mixture.
  5. Wash and dry the cherries, split them in half, and remove the pit. If using canned cherries, drain well. Remove the dough from the oven and pour the cream on top while it is hot.
  6. Distribute the cherries on top.
    Raw cherry kuchen
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the custard is set and does not move. Let cool entirely on a rack before cutting.
    Baked cherry kuchen Easy Cherry Kuchen Easy Cherry Kuchen
  8. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Keep refrigerated.


The recipe for the dough is adapted from the Chilean book:  “Manos del Sur.”

  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Kuchens
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: Easy Cherry Kuchen, Cherry Kuchen