This cake is extra special when made with clear, unsweetened cherry liqueur (kirsch). If kirsch is not available, brandy is an acceptable substitute.
shortening is not in the ingredients list - how much will I need? - 26 Jan 2012
A little late to reply, but copha is the shortening mentioned - 10 Nov 2013
Moist and delicious! Doubled the cherries. Used all four layers. Covered the sides with chocolate sprinkles. - 26 Feb 2017