My in-laws were coming over today and I had nothing in the house, so I made this for dessert. I didn't have any fresh cherries, but I had a jar of Bulgarian sour cherries that I scored at Costco. This recipe was simple and completely wonderful-- my father-in-law had four slices and his fiancee liked it so much she took a subscription card for her other daughter-in-law. The cake is rich and buttery, with a wonderful toasted cornmeal taste and the cherry sauce and the whipped cream-- wow. I was in a hurry, so I didn't strain the pureed cherries for the sauce-- maybe next time. This was so wonderful with bottled cherries, I can't wait to try it with seasonal fruit-- I think it would be great with whatever fruit is best in the market-- peaches, berries, etc.