Everyday Meals

Cherry Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 4eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Directions

  • Step 1

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

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  • Step 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.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the preheated oven for 80 minutes, 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.

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