This is my most requested cake recipe from my family, and is a favourite with the farm team. (They get treated every once in a while because they work so early and so hard!)
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can cherry pie filling
Cream butter. Add sugar, vanilla and eggs, 1 at a time and beat well.
Add dry ingredients gradually, beating well.
Spread about 2/3 of the batter into a 10″x15″ greased pan. Spread one can pie filling to within 1/2″ from edge of pan. Place remaining batter by spoonfuls over the pie filling. It’s not necessary to cover everything, but try and spread it around as much as you can.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost with a thin icing.