A wonderful pound cake full of maraschino cherries and a creamy cherry and cream cheese icing.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 tube cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, cream the shortening and the white sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition. Add the flavoring.

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  • In another bowl, combine flour and baking powder together. Add these dry ingredients alternating with the milk to the creamed mixture. Stir 3/4 cup chopped cherries into the batter.

  • Pour batter into a greased tube pan, and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.

  • To Make the Frosting: Cream together the cream cheese and the butter in a small mixing bowl. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar. Stir in the 1/4 cup cherries and coconut. Frost cake when cool.

Nutrition Facts

672 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 94g; fat 30.9g; cholesterol 96.2mg; sodium 102.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2003
I made this yesterday for my husband's birthday and he loved it. Even though I cheated and used a pound cake mix I still used this frosting recipe cutting the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups. The frosting was wonderful and would be great on any type of cake. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2006
I was not impressed this cake tasted like flour and shortening with cherry pieces. I love the idea of using maraschino cherries in a cake but this was disappointing. Probably will not make again it is a big cake most of which was wasted. Read More
(5)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2003
I made this yesterday for my husband's birthday and he loved it. Even though I cheated and used a pound cake mix I still used this frosting recipe cutting the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups. The frosting was wonderful and would be great on any type of cake. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2003
This is a moist and delicious cake. The recipe makes a big cake. If you love cherries you will love this cake. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
This cake turned out excellent moist dense and yes it was a large cake so I took some to work and everyone loved it. I used Watkins doublem strength vanilla for the flavoring. Oh and to the member who said it tasted like shortening and flour.... honey use butter flavored shortening anyone who bakes much knows that! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
Absolutely large dense beautiful pound cake. I also used butter flavored shortening. Other adjustments included increasing cherries to 1 1/4 c. substituting 1 1/2 t. vanilla and 1 t. almond extract in place of butternut extract. Since I wanted to display this cake I did not make the frosting. Will definately make again although frosting would certainly be yummy it truly is not necessary. Watch cooking time outside was tiny bit dry but everyone raved about taste beauty and size. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2005
I have baked many pound cakes and this one is at the top. This is a very large cake with a heavy and moist texture. Makes a beautiful Valentine cake - just add a pinch of red food coloring paste to the icing along with a few well drained chopped cherries! BEAUTIFUL!!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
I baked this cake earlier this week. I decided to bring some to work and share it with my co-workers they loved it everyone that had a piece loved it - great recipe especially for those who love cherries Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/25/2006
I was not impressed this cake tasted like flour and shortening with cherry pieces. I love the idea of using maraschino cherries in a cake but this was disappointing. Probably will not make again it is a big cake most of which was wasted. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
Like another I cheated and used a boxed pound cake mix. Could not find butternut extract so I substituted 1 ts of vanilla and 1 ts of almond extract. This was absolutely delicious! Would make the original recipe if I needed a large number of servings. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
03/09/2009
This cake turned out very dry with very little flavor. I would not recommend it. Read More
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