My contribution to the big Valentines Party this year was a Cherry Pie Bar cake.
Since it was too hot to bake it in the morning, I did the baking the night before.
When I picked up the tray there was only a few pieces left.
1 cup of butter softened (2 sticks)
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cans of cherry pie filling (don't use one; it is best with two)
Preheat Oven to 350°F
In a mixing bowl, cream your butter, sugar. Add eggs and extract, beat well to mix. Add flour and salt, mixing well.
Spread half of the batter in a greased 9x13 pan, spoon the pie filling over the batter, randomly drop tablespoons remaining batter over the pie filling.
Bake for 35 min or until a toothpick comes out clean
If you wish to add a glaze mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp almond extract (take rather 1/4 tsp here), 2 tsp milk and drizzle on bars after they are cooled.
Melt some semi sweet chocolate chips and add it to the drizzle you like the combination cherry/chocolate.