3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
Cream butter, sugar and eggs thoroughly. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternating with milk and vanilla. Blend well. Spread half of the batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
Combine pie filling, nuts and almond extract. Spoon filling onto batter, spreading evenly. Spoon remaining batter over cherries. Spread evenly to cover.
Mix the crumb topping ingredients together until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of cake.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean. Cool.
Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
Source: More Family Favorites - Mary Beth Roe