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Does anyone have a maraschino cherry cake recipe to share?

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dawbs:
My grandma had an awesome one, that I don't have.

And my toddler has just told me she wants a cherry cake for her birthday.
(If all else fails, it'll be boxed cherry cake mix :)

EMuir:

Cherry Almond pound cake


Ingredients:

    2.25 cups flour, all-purpose
    3 tsp. baking powder
    0.5 tsp. salt
    4 eggs
    1.5 cups marachino cherries
    8 ounces cream cheese
    1 cup butter
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tsp. almond extract
    1 cup sugar, white

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch tube pan.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and almond extract. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Dredge cherries in 1/4 cup flour, then fold into batter. Spread into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

PastryGoddess:
Yummy! 

If you make the cake a couple of days early I'd recommend soaking with cherry simple syrup between the layers and letting it sit and soak it all in.  Pound cake can take a lot of liquid

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