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Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease loaf pan and line it widthwise with parchment paper.
  2. Drain the cherries onto a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 12 whole cherries. Rough chop the remaining cherries, dredge lightly in flour and set aside.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
  4. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sugar, mixing until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add a third of the dry ingredients, then half of the milk. Repeat, ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Gently fold in the chopped cherries, then spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth the batter out and dot the top with the reserved whole cherries, gently pushing them down slightly into the batter.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until top is a rich, golden colour and a cake tester comes away clean. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan. Dust with icing sugar before slicing and serving.
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A dense, richly flavoured pound cake made with premium maraschino cherries, dusted with icing sugar…

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    60 MIN
  • 12 SERVINGS
Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

A superbly flavoured baked good, try our MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE!

Where to begin on this wondrous treat? A few months back, Carol flipped me an email from her stepmom Sandy with her recipe for an easy pound cake with cherries. Carol had tried a piece and said it was good.

My initial thought was to add it to our always-evolving future content list. We’ve had great success with our very popular MOIST LEMON POUND CAKE, so I figured let’s give you, our faithful friends, what you want. After all, who could possibly turn down a piece of pound cake?

Let me go on record saying that my beloved business partner was dead wrong; this pound cake isn’t just good, it’s absolutely outstanding! You are going to love this MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE and so will your family and friends.

Here is our take on this MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE:

Ingredients for Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

BEST BASICS

What’s not to love about a recipe that calls for a bunch of basic, readily available ingredients? This recipe contains nothing unusual except for the maraschino cherries. We’ve listed a couple of cherry options below in the AMAZON links and we suggest splurging on this one ingredient.

Maraschino cherries in a dark rich almond-flavoured syrup work best. Note: the Amazon link is for a 48-ounce jar. I used a 14-ounce jar for this recipe so buy the big one now, because you’ll make the cake again in no time… trust me.

Eggs, butter and sugar creamed together

BATTER UP!

Thankfully, the question of how to make pound cake isn’t rocket science, but it’s important that the base ingredients be at their best. Make sure your butter and eggs are all at room temperature before you begin.

Mixung the maraschino cherries into the cake batter

Use extra-large, organic, free-range eggs if you can find them, and only whole milk, please. This and the other points all contribute to a rich, dense cake with a slight crumb to its texture.

Placing cherries onto the pound cake

CHERRIES ON TOP

Since this cake is ALL about the cherries, we like adding them to the top of the cake before baking it. If the cherries are too big, sometimes they’ll disappear down into the cake as it bakes, but that’s okay in my mind, especially when you get that gorgeous round of cherry in a slice. It’s like a maraschino cherry dream come true!

A dusting of icing sugar on the loaf of pound cake

The final comment about this cake is about flavour. My first bite, while the cake was still slightly warm, practically bowled me over. Yes, it’s THAT good and oh, so memorable. But as I continued, I realized the real kicker comes from the fragrant, distinctly flavoured cherries. I especially love nibbling on this cake while also enjoying our VEGAN CHAI SPICED LATTE!

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

I’d love to know what you all think as you make and try this. Am I wrong, or is there a subtle almond note that comes through with each and every bite? It truly is quite magical.

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE! If only every sweet confection came with this proverbial seal of approval – a cherry on top!

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Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz. jar premium maraschino cherries, drained
  • 2 tablespoons of unbleached flour (for dredging)
  • cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter (to grease the loaf pan)
  • icing sugar for dusting

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease loaf pan and line it widthwise with parchment paper.
  2. Drain the cherries onto a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 12 whole cherries. Rough chop the remaining cherries, dredge lightly in flour and set aside.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside.
  4. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add the sugar, mixing until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Add a third of the dry ingredients, then half of the milk. Repeat, ending with the dry ingredients.
  6. Gently fold in the chopped cherries, then spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Smooth the batter out and dot the top with the reserved whole cherries, gently pushing them down slightly into the batter.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes or until top is a rich, golden colour and a cake tester comes away clean. Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan. Dust with icing sugar before slicing and serving.

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