May 30, 2020, 16:35
This was my favorite too, back when they made it. I have to agree with the other review... it isn’t cherry extract, it is almond extract, and it is only in the frosting. Replace your usual amount of vanilla that goes into a traditional buttercream recipe and it’s perfect.
Nov 20, 2005, 22:00
This is the only dessert that I like to eat at Olive Garden. I, too, thought it was cherry when I first started trying to figure this recipe out at home and added a lot of cherry flavoring to the icing. Wasn't right though. Come to find out -- it is almond flavoring. Try it and you will be pleased.
Jillian from WI
Sep 25, 2005, 22:00
I made this the other night in preperation for my son's 10th birthday. I also went and bought a slice of the actual Olive Garden cake. Upon taste testing with my friends, we've decided that the frosting also needs a tad bit of cherry flavoring. We tasted more cherry in the frosting than the actual cake. So, I've decided to add at least a half teaspoon of cherry extract to the frosting. I'm hoping it won't add too much of a tint...does anyone know of a clear cherry flavoring??