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A North Carolina Treasure Cheerwine and How About Cheerwine Poke Cake

Mr. D and I traveled to visit our family in the midwest earlier this month.  When we returned it seemed to take a long time for me to get caught up and return to my regular routine.  I wanted to share something with you but wasn’t inspired by anything special.  Today, I started filing away my new recipes and some that I had used recently. No I don’t trust the computer with my precious recipes and keep them in a notebook or a recipe box.  I saw this recipe I am sharing with you for a Cheerwine Poke Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze.  I knew immediately that I wanted to share it.  It is from a recent issue of Our State Magazine.  I love the flavor of Cheerwine in a cake and I can just imagine how good that would be with cream cheese as a glaze.

As you can see from the introduction to the recipe, Cheerwine is made in Salisbury, NC and contains no wine at all.  It has a sweet cherry flavor but I would never call it a cherry drink.  I think the only word that describes it is Cheerwine.  It might be a good cake to make when you just feel like poking someone.


I have been sharing some recipes from my California cousin with you. The other day I think I laughed out loud when I saw a recipe he had forwarded to me that was for a cherry cola cake.  I told him I had been using cheerwine to make cakes for many years.  It surprises me at how we are so much alike even though we live in such different regions of the US.  I guess that proves that the love of food, cooking and recipes can bring people together.

Thanks for stopping by.


2 responses »

  1. We’re on our last night at Topsail and I just tasted Cheerwine for the first time this trip! Hugs to you, SSS.


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