Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake Recipe
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Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake


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


  • 1 ½ cups shortening
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon butternut flavored extract
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
  • ½ cup flaked coconut (optional)


  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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Nutritional Information

Maraschino Cherry Pound Cake

Servings Per Recipe: 14
Calories: 672
% Daily Value *
total fat: 48 %
saturated fat:
cholesterol: 32 %
sodium: 4 %
potassium: 4 %
carbohydrates: 30 %
fiber: 5 %
protein: 14 %
exchange other carbs:
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents:
vitamin b6:
vitamin c:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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