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  • Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake
  • Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake
  • Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake
  • Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake
  • Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

Food | January 02, 2020 | Nik Manojlovich
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This MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE is the definition of scrumptiousness!

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 LEMON RICOTTA 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.

The recipe is super straightforward, but having gone through the process more than a few times now, we have discovered a few key points we’d like you to keep in mind.

Here is our take on this MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE:

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake


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.

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake


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. 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.

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake


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!

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!

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

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake


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5 Responses to “Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake”

  1. Chris Pudel says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe however the maraschino cherries are hard to come by! I found a Toronto business online site that ships them out. Please check out http://www.thecherrystore.ca

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  3. […] Although we’re suggesting this as a complete meal idea, you may wish to add additional items into the mix like our easy to prepare RAPINI WITH LEMON AND PARMESAN or BEANS ALMONDINE. For dessert, something equally easy like our MARASCHINO CHERRY POUND CAKE. […]

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Ingredients & Amounts

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


  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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Nik Manojlovich

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