Thursday, December 28, 2006

Cherry Pound Cake

As requested, here is the Cherry Pound Cake recipe. We didn't eat it all on Christmas, so I sliced the cake and froze the slices in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then transfered them all to a freezer container.

Cherry Pound Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and halved
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8 inch tube pan (I used a bundt pan). Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

2. 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.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 80 minutes (this will vary), 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. Dust with powdered sugar when cool, if desired.

Recipe found at



Kimberly said...

I love your china!! It's so beautiful. What pattern is it?

Rowan said...

As ever, your baking looks delicious. Another recipe to print out and keep I think. Enjoyed your Christmas pictures too - life here wasn't quite as good as that this year:(

Julieann said...

Kelli--Thank you for posting the recipe:) I never thought of freezing slices individualy, what a great idea!!


dot said...

What a pretty cake and it sounds delicious!

Pamela said...

What a scrumptious looking recipe Kelli! Funny, a while back, I bought a bundt cake pan at a garage sale and was so excited til I realized it is really hard to find recipes. Now, all I have to do is find the pan again! lol Have a wonderful day! :)

Kelli said...

Hi Kimberly!
It is a Noritake pattern called Conway. It belonged to Phillip's grandma. My mother-in-law gave it to me last Christmas and I love it!