Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake


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


servings 672 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 672 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 30.9 g
  • 48%
  • Carbs:
  • 94g
  • 30%
  • Protein:
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 103 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour batter into a greased tube pan, and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. 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.
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  1. 15 Ratings


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 f...

This is a moist and delicious cake. The recipe makes a big cake. If you love cherries you will love this cake.

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 e...

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 m...

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 ...

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 mak...

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 ag...

This cake turned out very dry with very little flavor. I would not recommend it.

This was a really good cake. Like other reviewers noted, it's a really big cake. I made 2/3 the batter, put it in two 9x5 bread pans, and cooked it for 70 minutes. I didn't frost it and it was s...