Christmas Cherry Cake

4.5
(10)

This is a lovely white cake with cherries and raisins added for those of you who don't want to go to the trouble of making traditional fruitcakes. This freezes well.

2
2
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 to 9 x 5-inch loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 12 ounces golden raisins

  • 8 ounces halved glace cherries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and line with parchment paper one 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. Cream butter or margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs and orange juice and mix well.

  3. Sift flour and baking powder. Reserve 1/3 cup of flour mixture and toss with raisins and cherries (this will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the cake). Add flour mixture to batter and blend. Add floured raisins and cherries to dough and mix until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  4. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 2-1/2 hours. Don't serve until several days old. Wrap the cake in plastic wrap or foil and store in a sealed tin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.