Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

 admin |   Debbie Crawford |  3/3/2009 |   0 |   
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Category: Desserts
A wonderful pound cake full of maraschino cherries and a creamy cherry and cream cheese icing. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut (optional)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups shortening
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butternut flavored extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Instructions

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